1999 Technology Matching Fund Projects
Westwood Computer Lab
Westwood Neighborhood Council
Grant Award: $2,400
The goal of this project is to identify neighborhood needs with
regards to computer access and to design a computer center which
will meet these needs. The lab will potentially be located
at the Southest Community Center.
Bryant Community Computer Lab
Grant Award: $2,500
Hire an evening computer lab coordinator to oversee public use of
an elementary school computer lab after hours. The coordinator
will help expand course offerings and open lab times, recrit and schedule volunteers.
Grant Award: $5,000
Computer Pals is an innovative intergenerational program using computer technology to encourage writing, composition, reading
and technical skills, to foster relationships between children and elders and build stronger local communities
Real Change Homeless Empowerment Project
Grant Award: $5,000
The MacWorkshop provides computer and internet access to
homeless and very low-income individuals, Real Change Vendors,
and others in the Belltown Community. The expanded MacWorkshop will offer computer
literacy training in various applications
South Park Computer Lab Upgrade 2000
South Park Advisory Council
Grant Award: $5,513
Upgrade the South Park Computer Lab, Four new Pentium
computers will be acquired for the lab and the equipment
networked to support Internet Access on all 10 computer stations.
Central Area Newsletter on the Web
Grant Award: 10,000
MidTown Commons publishes a hard copy quarterly Central Area
Newsletter. The Technology Matching Funds will support training
and internet publications of the newsletter, whih will be updated monthly.
Filipino Youth Activities
Grant Award: $25,000
The Tamaraw Center will be the first computer center targeting the
Filipino American community using bi-lingual and bi-cultural instructors.
It will also increase IT access to the community,
minority students and limited-English speaking populations
Computer-based Resource Center
Horn of Africa Services
Grant Award: $45,000
Develop a technology-based educational resource center located in
this Southeast Seattle to provide East African refugees and immigrants with a safe
, culturally sensitive environment where
they can access a computer lab and learn about computers.
E-Mail Literacy 2000 Program
Seattle Community Network Association
Grant Award: $26,000
Expand program of conducting no-fee e-mail training to suitably
equipped Community Technology Centers, and select venues to
target traditionally underserved communities. Devlop and publish an
email training manual.
Boys & Girls Clubs of King County
The Techmobile is a 30-ft. bus now being converted into a mobile
learning lab with Internet access. It will bring computer access and work readiness skills to local youth living in under-served
communities and will be available for community events. Private funding has been secured for the purchase and partial equipping of
the lab. City funds will be used to help provide start-up staffing.
The Hands-On Animation Lab (H.A.L)
911 Media Arts Center
911 Media Arts Center will design and create "The Hands-on
Animation Lab," a multi-media video production and animation
studio in their easily accessible downtown facility.