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Springfield-Greene County Library District

4653 South Campbell

Springfield, MO 65810-1723

Project Director: Carol L. Grimes, 417/874-8120,
THE EDGE: the CTC at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library plans to provide a program that integrates computers and technology to promote individual growth. Activities will include: instruction in information retrieval skills for adults and youth; after-school mentoring and tutoring; participation in special technology projects; instruction in the use of leading edge technologies; subject related labs for adults and business people; job searching skills; and school class visits. It is estimated that about 1,000 people will take part in THE EDGE programs.
Primary Partners: Springfield Public Schools; University of Missouri Extension; Midtown Neighborhood Association; Adult Basic Education Program
New Centers: THE EDGE: The CTC, Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $220,037

Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $0

St. Martin, Iberia, Lafayette Community Action Agency, Inc.

P.O. Box 3343

501 St. John Street

Lafayette, LA 70502

Project Director: Arnold Watson, 337/234-3272,
This program will serve approximately 800 residents of St. Martin and Iberia Parishes, two rural and economically distressed communities in Louisiana. The program will provide after-school tutoring to improve students English, math and reading skills. It also will introduce low-income families to computers and the Internet and provide basic training on its uses. Courses during the fall will target the unemployed to provide job skills training and access to employment opportunities on the Internet. The Agency will coordinate its other programs to serve as a support mechanism for clients of the CTC and its satellite office.
Primary Partners: Lafayette Parish School System; St. Martin Parish School System;

Iberia Parish School System; United Way; Office of Community Services; FIND Work Program; Lafayette Parish Health Unit; St. Martin Parish Health Unit; and the Iberia Parish Health Unit.

New Centers: (2) Main center – Breaux Bridge; satellite center – New Iberia
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $275,000.00

Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $117,857.00

St. Paul Community Literacy Consortium (SPCLC MLC)

Tom Cytron-Hysom

1318 Stanford Avenue

St. Paul, MN 55105-2811

Project Director: Ginny Heinrich, 651/645-2277,
The St. Paul Community Literacy Consortium (SPCLC) includes 13 community-based non-profit organizations, St. Paul Public Schools Adult Education, and the St. Paul Public Library. Organized seven years ago, SPCLC has the mission of increasing the quality and quantity of adult literacy in St. Paul. Through the Multicultural Community Technology Project, Saint Paul is in a unique position to use SPCLC expertise to address the needs of the many refugees who have arrived in recent years, and other identified populations, as well as to provide leadership in the community use of technology. SPCLC will expand community access to four computer access labs developed by community-based organization members in the four quadrants of the city. Programs will include Adult Education and Family Literacy, After-school Activities for Children and Career Development and Job Preparation. It is anticipated that 1,153 refugees, immigrants, and other identified populations throughout St. Paul will be served by the project.
Primary Partners: SPPS Hubbs Center for Lifelong Learning; Jewish Family Service; Lao Family Community of Minnesota; Neighborhood House; the St. Paul Public Library; and the Minnesota Literacy Council
Expanded Centers: (4) The St. Paul Public Schools Hubbs Center for Lifelong Learning,

Jewish Family Service, Lao Family Community and Neighborhood House, St. Paul

Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $219,099

Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $298,195

Starkville School District

402 Greensboro Street

Starkville, MS 39759
Project Director: Dr. Joan Butler, 662/324-4063,
The Oktibbeha County CTC at the Emerson Family School, will offer year-round services to more than 300 low-income minorities, and/or non-English speaking children and adults from the community. Classes and self-directed technology-based educational services and activities provided will include: 1) for adults: adult basic education, GED, English as a second language, job searches, resume writing, career information, computer skill development, and Internet access; 2) for children: tutoring/mentoring, homework assistance, technology projects, coordination with school work; 3) for Family Literacy: Internet searches, games, graphic design, card making, and letter writing (e-mail).
Primary Partners: National Bank of Commerce; Oktibbeha County Families First Resource Center; Mississippi State University; Kiwanis Club; Oktibbeha County Head Start; Even Start; Adult Basic Education; Oktibbeha County Health Department; Oktibbeha County Human Resources; Ministerial Association; Oktibbeha County Professional Development Center; Americorp Vista
New Centers: (1) Oktibbeha County Community Technology Center located at

Emerson Family School

Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $215,704

Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $100,785

State of Oregon Commission for the Blind

535 S.E. 12th Avenue

Portland, OR 97214
Project Director: Linda Mock, 503/731-3221,
This program will serve individuals who need/benefit from the use of assistive technology in 7 extremely rural, economically distressed counties in the State of Oregon. The program will include classes in adult education, career development and job preparation, as well as basic computer instruction. It will determine what assistive technology is needed and how work and education sites can be modified to become more user friendly. The program also will provide information and referral to individuals and employers who would benefit from assistive technology.
Primary Partners: Southern Oregon Goodwill, Vocational Rehabilitation Division;

Southern Oregon Regional Program for the Visually Impaired; Independent Living Centers; Southern Oregon University; Rogue Community College; Jackson County Mental Health Development Disabilities Program, Senior and Disabled Services Division; Disability Services Office; and Network Inc.

New Centers: (9) Expand on existing facilities in Medford (hub site at Rogue Valley

Mall One Stop and satellite at Rogue Community College); Klamath Falls; Lakeview; Grants Pass; Wolf Creek; Cave Junction; Brookings; Coos Bay; and Roseburg.

Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $202,367.00

Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $93,600.00

Sun Ridge Associates, L.P.

C/0 Landex Corp.

575 South Charles, Suite 506

Baltimore, MD 21201

Project Director: Ms. Juanita Marbury, 410/234-0111,
This program will serve the residents of a 478 unit low-income housing complex in Bladensburg, Maryland. Forty (40) percent of the residents are children under the age of 18 and approximately twenty (20) percent of the residents speak Spanish as their native language, some of whom have limited English proficiency. The program will offer basic computer literacy courses as well as some advanced courses that will lead to certification. There also will be computer-based workshops in mediation and conflict resolution and the after-school program will be enhanced by computer-based tutorials in core academic areas.
Primary Partners: Housing Opportunities Unlimited; and The Town of Bladensburg.
New Centers: 0
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $180,402.00

Total projected non-federal match: 1 year, $130,000.00

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