2006 Technology Matching Fund Projects
The City awarded $104,000 in matching funds in 2006 for
fourteen community technology projects aimed at helping further digital
inclusion. The projects provided education, employment training, survival
assistance, civic lessons and leadership training in Seattle.
Read the 2006 press release
ArtWorks Computer Learning Center
Through a graphic design employment program, youth will learn basic
computer skills, graphic design skills and basic job search skills.
Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Youth will learn how to operate a recording studio and to manipulate
digital media through classes and open lab time in the new Youngstown
arts-oriented media lab.
Enhancing Life, Enhancing Support
Seniors will have improved access to technology and enhance their computer
skills at the Hilltop House Computer Learning Center. This access will
help increase their self-sufficiency and reduce isolation.
Municipal League Foundation
Seattle Civic Engagement Project
Residents will have the opportunity to learn about civic issues and
participate through web surveys, discussion forums, and streaming video.
The Municipal League will analyze and report the results to participants,
policy makers and the media.
Phinney Neighborhood Association (PNA)
Greenwood Senior Center Digital Literacy Program
PNA will implement a digital media literacy program to help seniors
find, critically evaluate, and effectively apply information from digital
media sources, as well as produce their own media content.
Computer Camp for Children with Disabilities
Underserved children with disabilities will be able to attend a weeklong
camp where they will learn to use computers, adaptive equipment and
specialized hardware and software. Parents will have an opportunity
to understand the equipment and skills learned, and learn how to obtain
Media That Matters Summer Program
Teenage girls will increase their media production and project management
skills. Participants will produce videos for selected community nonprofits.
Seattle MESA Robotics Academy
Students will learn computer programming through a fun, hands-on, collaborative
robotics project and competition.
Sustainable Urban Neighborhoods Initiative
Youth will be trained to serve as field assistants for community street-level
surveys in 10 Seattle neighborhoods. They will help volunteers use
handheld computers, digital cameras, and other technologies to collect
data and communicate community priorities.
Technology Access Foundation
TechStart Expansion Project
TAF will expand their TechStart after school programming to middle
school students of color at the Rainier Beach Community Technology
Center. This program introduces technology through engaging lessons
that strengthen students’ math and reading skills and instill
a love of learning.
Tigrean Community Association
Integrating Technology into Daily Life
Ethiopian immigrants and refugees will learn basic computer skills
in an atmosphere where technology is used as a dynamic learning environment
linking schools, government resources and instant communication to
Washington Asian Pacific Islander Families Against Substance Abuse
API Youth Voices
Young Asian and Pacific Islanders will learn media literacy skills
and how to use audio and video technology to engage their peers in
conversations about social justice and community development issues,
such as gang culture and the immigrant and refugee experience.
Washington CASH (Community Alliance for Self-Help)
Computer Resource Center Usage Expansion. Low-income entrepreneurs
will increase their potential for business success through computer
workshops that teach focused content and experiential learning techniques,
as well as new one-on-one technical assistance in the computer lab.