2008 Technology Matching Fund Projects
The City awarded $175,000 in grants to fifteen community technology projects. Read the press release.
The grantees were honored at a celebration event at Garfield Community Center. View it on the Seattle Channel http://www.seattlechannel.org/videos/video.asp?ID=1060850
Center Park Resident Council
Bridging the Gap
Experts from the STAR Center at Center Park will provide basic assistive technology (AT) training to seven other community technology centers, enabling them to increase computer access for individuals with disabilities.
East African Arts and Cultural Association
Multimedia Resources & Training Institute
East African youth ages 13-22 will learn multimedia video production skills and produce their own television programs using new equipment.
East African Community Services
Moving Beyond the Basics: Basic Computer Literacy to Employment Access
East African immigrants and refugees will strengthen their job seeking skills through a computer-based Employment Access Program using a new curriculum along with tutors and case management.
Eritrean Community Technology Learning Center
Eritrean immigrants and refugees will learn basic computer and Internet skills and utilize Geez language software and web-based resources. The grant will enable upgrades to computer workstations.
Jefferson Terrace Computer Lab
Jefferson Terrace Cyber Learning Project
Low-income residents will learn basic and intermediate computer and digital photography skills with the help of interpreters for limited English-speaking residents.
Lao Community Service Office
Lao Community Computer Access Project
Lao immigrants and refugees will learn basic technology skills and how to access the Internet and use online resources through one-on-one technology training. Outdated computers will be replaced.
Bilingual Online Job Seekers Handbook
Bilingual handbooks in Amharic, Chinese, Oromo, Somali and Vietnamese will be developed and distributed to help limited English speakers apply for jobs online at major employers websites. This is a partnership with Asian Counseling & Referral Service.
Northaven Retirement and Assisted Living
Northaven Resident Computer Lab
Outdated computers and other equipment will be replaced so that low-income seniors in HUD subsidized housing gain increased access to Internet resources.
Reel Grrls Media Lab
Girls ages 13 to 19 will attend hands-on video and television production classes to create RG-TV, a series of television episodes to air on SCAN TV. Funds will be used for training and new production equipment.
Seattle Hip Hop Youth Council
Media Masters Young Producers Project
African-American youth in Central and Southeast Seattle will learn to create media using new digital arts, audio and video technologies in collaboration with artists and professionals.
Somali Community Services of Seattle
Bilingual Job and Independent Readiness Computer Class
Somali parents will gain job readiness and computer skills training in a state-of-the-art computer lab. Aging computers will be replaced with new equipment.
UW Women's Center
Revitalizing the UW Women's Center Community Technology
The computer lab will be upgraded to provide technology literacy classes to youth, victims of violence, re-entry students, and immigrants and refugees.
Wing Luke Asian Museum
Building Tech Skills through Oral History
An audio oral history gathering lab will be developed to enable local Asian and Pacific Americans to preserve stories important to their heritage and legacy and to build technology awareness and skills.
Youth In Focus
Digital Photography Lab Improvement Project
Disadvantaged youth will attend 4 introductory and 4 advanced digital photography classes. Students work will be diplayed in shows and travelling exhibits. Grant funds will purchase digital editing hardware.
Youth Media Institute
Youth Out Loud - New Voters Workshop
High school students will attend a series of workshops for the 2008 election year that will focus on engaging young people in the voting process by using new media technologies. City funds will be used for production equipment, software, marketing and technical support.