2007 Technology Matching Fund Projects
The City is awarding $160,000 in grants for fifteen community technology projects this year. These grants support projects which increase technology literacy and access, apply technology to increase civic engagement and reach underserved residents. The fund is supported by cable system franchise revenue collected by the city.
Technology Enhancement Program
Youth ages 6 to 18 will use technology to improve their creative process and writing and design skills.
East African Community Services
Improving Basic Computer Literacy
East African refugee and immigrant parents will learn basic computer skills and how to access student and school data online.
Parent Technology Link
Vietnamese immigrant and refugee parents will attend bilingual computer classes and one-on-one technical support sessions to learn how to access student and school data online.
Horn of Africa Services
Computer-Based Job Training Project
Through a computer-based job-training program, East African immigrants and refugees will learn skills needed to obtain long-term, stable employment.
Digital Literacy Program
Low-income adults will learn basic software skills and advanced training in networking, website development and troubleshooting.
International District Housing Alliance
Citizenship Exam Preparation Project
Homebound, disabled Asian and Pacific Islander immigrants and refugees will receive instruction in how to prepare for the citizenship exam through an in-home training program using laptops and educational software.
Low Income Housing Institute
Sand Point Community Digital Arts Program
Homeless, formerly homeless and low-income youth will learn digital arts skills and generate a photo exhibit and multi-media pieces that address social justice issues.
Inspiring Youth through Technological Creativity
Teens in the Garfield neighborhood will learn new technologies to build 3D models and computer games to inspire them to consider careers in technology and to improve their math and logic abilities.
Refugee and Immigrant Family Center
Vietnamese, African and Latin American immigrants and refugees will learn basic computer and Internet skills, including job search techniques.
Refugee Women's Alliance
ReWA Computer Access Project
Immigrant and refugee families in South Seattle will gain access to computers and attend training in English as a Second Language (ESL), basic computer literacy and job readiness.
Salvation Army/Seattle Social Services (TSA/SSS)
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Victims of domestic violence will gain access to technology at a safe location and learn how to safely use Internet and e-mail services.
Somali Community Services of Seattle
Advanced Computer Skills for Somali Adults
Somali immigrants and refugees will learn basic computer skills for job readiness and independence, such as resume and simple business letter writing, and job, housing and resource searching on the Internet.
Southwest Youth and Family Services
Southwest Computer Lab
Low-income teens working to re-enter high school and English language learners will attend computer-based instruction to improve technology skills and academic achievement in math, science and writing.
Homeless and street youth will increase their employability skills and technology education through a computer training program. Upon completion, the youth will receive paid internships in the technology industry.
Youth Media Institute
Youth Out Loud Summer Program
Youth of color will learn new media technologies and digital storytelling techniques to give voice to their experiences, families and cultures and to encourage dialog about the changing face of their community.