2010 Technology Matching Fund Projects
The city awarded $300,000 in technologygrants to 24 community projects to promote job skills, education, and civic engagement. View a map of the grantees.
View the 2010 press release.
Alliance of People with disabilities
Technology Connection Project
Build an assistive technology evaluation center where residents with disabilities can come to test the latest adaptive technology and practice their skills.
Cascade People’s Center
Cascade Technology Improvement Project
Replace obsolete computers in the computer lab and provide basic technology training for low income and homeless families in the South Lake Union neighborhood.
Central Area Senior Center
Community Technology Center
Upgrade the existing computer lab with state-of -the-art equipment and offer basic technology skills instruction to older adults and residents in the Central district.
Coalition for Refugees from Burma
Mobile Computer Literacy Training
Develop a mobile computing program to deliver computer literacy training to newly arrived refugees from Burma in languages they understand and to connect them with online community resources.
Denny Terrace Apartments
(Seattle Housing Authority facility)
Denny Terrace Computer Lab Expansion Project
Increase technology literacy for low income residents by adding two computers and software to the lab and offering instruction in basic and intermediate computers, digital photography, job search and finding online resources.
The First Tee of Greater Seattle
Jefferson Park Municipal Golf Course
Develop a 5 station computer lab and offer college preparation mentoring, video production classes, and goal setting classes to underserved teen and pre-teen youth.
Improving Access to Technology for the Vietnamese
Improve accessibility to computer technology in the Vietnamese community. Update culturally appropriate curriculum, increase enrollment in computer classes, and update the lab’s hardware and software.
Jack Straw Foundation
Arts Inspire: Youth with Disabilities
Increase technology access for youth with disabilities through a series of hands-on workshops in audio recording studios. Students will gain technology literacy and build community while working with a team of professionals to create and share audio stories.
Jubilee Women’s Center
Learning Technology Center Upgrade
Upgrade Jubliee's Learning and Technology Center to provide computer training, information technology services, basic life skills training and educational programs to homeless and low income women.
Knowledge as Power
KapCitizen Seattle Outreach
Develop a training curriculum and conduct workshops to increase online civic literacy and use of KAPCitizen, an online civic engagement portal that helps residents track legislation and civic issues.
Rainier Vista Technology Center
Provide linked technology and ESL instruction using the Integrated Basic Education Skills Training (I-BEST) model with instructors co-teaching. This is a partnership with Seattle Central Community College and Literacy Council. This will help residents work in fields that earn higher wages and require more advanced skills.
New Horizons Ministries
Case Management Technology
Provide staff with laptops to help homeless and street involved youth to access employment, housing and educational opportunities. Develop a system for youth to check out the laptops and build their technology skills and empower them to leave the streets.
Plymouth Housing Group
Colwell Computer Resource Center
Establish a computer resource center for formerly homeless tenants living at the David Colwell building. Provide computer skills training and assist tenants with access to education and job opportunities.
Assistive Technology User Groups
Create assistive technology user groups to help children and adults with disabilities learn to use assistive technology that meets their needs and goals, share solutions to problems, and increase access to social networks.
Rainier Beach Community Empowerment Coalition
Rainier Beach Coalition 2.0
Provide the tools, training and support for a core team of neighborhood stewards to create and manage an online "information and exchange commons" to improve the timely flow of information and discussion among Rainier Beach neighbors.
Media Boot Camp
Provide a unique media training program in partnership with King County Juvenile Probation Department to help young female offenders tell their personal stories through film.
Technology Access Foundation
Prepare underserved children of color for higher education by providing TechStart classes for a full academic year at 2 south Seattle sites. Deliver academic enrichment through project-based learning and advanced technology tools.
Tierra Madre Fund
Gen 7: Technology and Culture for Native American Youth
Develop and teach two new pilot classes to Native American youth that combine technology with Native American culture. Train students to build a dance arcade games and tell stories through computer games using MIT's Scratch.
The Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle
Resource Center Technology Upgrade
Replace aging computers in the Employment Department Resource Center to maximize the efficiency of the computer-based employment training program, which serves low-income African Americans, people of color, and other disadvantaged communities.
Vietnamese Friendship Association
VFA Media Lab
Create a media lab with 10 new computers to provide Vietnamese youth with training in computers, media production, resume building, and college application.
WAPI Community Services
Train Asian Pacific Islander youth and youth of color to set up a computer lab and performance space at Southeast Youth and Family Services. Provide workshops on peformance basics, stage presence, sound mixing and lighting control to engage youth with technology and audio recording.
Westwood Heights Technology Center
(Seattle Housing Authority facility)
Improving Self Sufficiency
Upgrade the technology center with hardware and software to provide low income seniors and residents with disabilities instruction in basic computers, accessing online health resources, Internet safety and job readiness.
YMCA of Greater Seattle Meredith Mathews East Madison Branch
Expand quarterly technology trainings to youth to include more Seattle Public Schools Computer Learning Center sites each quarter; as well as, expanding the project to include summer, winter and spring break components.
Youth in Focus
Digital Photography on Location
Create a mobile digital photography lab to bring high quality photography classes to clients of the Cascade Peoples Center in South Lake Union and at-risk youth served by Friends of Children.