Project Director: Chris B. Olson, 850/223-3153, email@example.com PROJECT GO (GO On-line) will provide, within Taylor County a sparsely populated rural district located in the Big Bend area of Florida, a rotating schedule of the following workshops: Basic Computer Skills; Word Processing; Resume Writing; Exploring the World Wide Web; Web Page Design; and Technology in Small Business. Individuals will be able to put their new skills to use at five established satellite labs. The program is expected to have an impact on over 325 residents.
Project Partners: Taylor County Extension; Taylor County Senior Services; Taylor County School District; Lockheed Martin; Taylor County Development Authority; Taylor County Boy’s and Girl’s Club; Taylor County Chamber of Commerce; Taylor County United Way; Buckeye Florida Human Resources; Taylor County School Board; Taylor County Extension; RDS Manufacturing; and a retired vocational school Director
New Centers: (1) The CTC will be located on the campus of Taylor Technical Institute
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $294,984
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $140,887
Tolani Lake Elementary School Academy
Winslow, AZ 86047
Project Director: Rich Garcia, 520/686-6101, firstname.lastname@example.org This program will serve approximately 361 Native Americans on the Navajo reservation in Tolani Lake, Arizona, current population 763, with a workforce of 233. Expanding on an existing program to bring educational resources and employment information and opportunities to the community through technology, this program will provide access to computers and offer training in keyboarding, introduction to computers and the Internet, basic reading and employment opportunities.
Primary Partners: Northland Pioneer College; Tolani Lake Chapter House; The Navajo
Nation, Regional Training Center; and Arizona State University.
New Centers: Expand an existing program at the Tolani Lake Elementary School
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $132,004.00
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $47,811.00
Umpqua Community College
1140 College Road
P.O. Box 967
Roseburg, OR 97470
Project Director: Terry Swagerty, 541/440-4669, email@example.com This program will serve 800 residents of rural communities in southern Douglas County, Oregon. It will provide access to communities where geography, income and distance act as barriers to limited and dated technological resources. The program will offer GED classes, basic computer skills classes and the use of the Internet, job preparation and training to include, keyboarding, telephone, fax and copier use and overall job preparation. There also will be classes targeted to small businesses to provide training in marketing and graphic design, e-mail, the Internet, basics of e-commerce and web page design.
Primary Partners: South Umpqua School District; Umpqua Training and Employment,
Adult and Family Services; Oregon Employment Department; City of Myrtle Creek; City of Cayonville; South Umpqua Valley Economic Development; Myrtle Creek Chamber of Commerce; Coos-Curry-Douglas Resource Development; and Umpqua Economic Development Partnership.
New Centers: (1) South Umpqua Valley Community Technology Center/Tri-City
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $236,108.00
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $113,953.00
Union Chapel CDC
209 Wainwright Street
Newark, NJ 17112
Project Director: Ruby Baskerville, 908/964-6657, firstname.lastname@example.org
The United Community Network Collaborative (UCNC) is a collaborative comprised of three faith-based non-profit corporations, two from Newark and one from Irvington, New Jersey. The project expects to serve between 150 and 225 individuals per week by offering 1) Computer Literacy for Young Adults; 2) Open Computer Time and Access to the Information Superhighway (Internet); 3) Career Development and Job Preparation; 4) E-mail addresses; 5) Educational Enhancement Tools via an After-School Computer Lab; 6) Computer Training and Intergenerational Activities for Seniors; and 7) Organizational Capacity Development for non profits.
Primary Partners: Newark Branch of the NAACP; Educational Committee: Phi Delta Kappa Sorority Inc., Delta Pi Chapter, Newark; Community Block Grant Funds; State of New Jersey Faith-Based Program Funding; Division of Community Action
New Centers: (3) Two in Newark and one in Irvington, NJ
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $205,262
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $64,209
Union County College
1033 Springfield Avenue
Cranford, NJ 07016
Project Director: Charles Tracy, 908/965-6077, email@example.com This program will serve approximately 400 educationally and economically disadvantaged residents of the cities of Elizabeth and Plainfield, New Jersey. These communities are predominately low-income African American and Hispanic residents. Expanding on existing services, the program will provide additional access to technology for residents of two underserved areas. The program will provide courses in computer basics, uses of the Internet, literacy programs, ESL for the beginner to advanced levels and MS Office. The centers also will afford residents an opportunity for distance learning and exploration of employment training opportunities.
Primary Partners: County of Union and PROCEED, Inc.
New Centers: (2) Elizabeth and Plainfield
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $300,000.00
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $190,375.00
United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta, Inc.
100 Edgewood Avenue, NE
Atlanta, GA 30303-3026
Project Director: Dan Williams, 404/527-7166, firstname.lastname@example.org GATE: Georgians Accessing Technology Education a community-based partnership will extend Family Technology Resource Centers (FTRCs) to four new locations. FTRCs are community-supported learning centers for all ages, educational levels and economic status. The only requirement for participation is residence in the area in which the center is located. By providing equal access to technology-based education and educational support such as basic literacy and ESL, PC skills, job and career development, and after-school tutorials, GATE will make significant strides toward closing Georgia’s digital divide. GATE will provide technical access to more than 1,500 children and adults in low-income communities.
Primary Partners: Georgia Tech; Doraville, DeKalb County School District; Gainesville
City Schools; Hall County; Calhoun (Calhoun City Schools in Gordon
County); Peoplestown; Fulton County (includes Peoplestown Revitalization Corporation, D. H. Stanton Elementary School and The Study Hall)
New Centers: (4) FTRCs will be opened in Doraville, Peoplestown (inner-city Atlanta), Gainesville, and Calhoun
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $298,971
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $404,750
University of Hawaii
Office of Research Services
2530 Dole Street, Sakamaki D200
Honolulu, HI 96822
Project Director: Peter Dowrick, 808/956-8741, email@example.com This program will serve approximately 1,000 low-income residents of Kalihi Valley, a community on the island of O`ahu that has a high rate of unemployment and poverty with low rates of literacy and a high incidence of crime. The program will upgrade equipment and software at existing centers and increase access to technology. It will provide basic computer and Internet education, technology-based courses in typing and word processing, website design and graphics. The program also will provide English and adult literacy courses, GED preparation, career development and skills training and home access to technology through a computer lending library.
Primary Partners: Assistive Technology Resource Center; Creating Futures; Family
Investment Center; Fern Elementary School; Goodwill Industries; Honolulu Community Action Program; Kalihi Valley District Park; Kokua Kalihi Valley; `Ohana Komputer; Parents and Children Together Samoan Service Provider Association; and the Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawaii.
New Centers: (8) Expanding on existing programs at the Family Investment Center;
Fern Elementary School; Honolulu Community Action Program; Kalihi Valley District Park Recreation Center; Kamehameha IV Housing Learning Center; Kuhio Park Terrace Housing Parents and Children Together Learning Center; and two locations at Samoan Service Providers.
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $300,000.00
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $195,555.00
University of Tennessee
615 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37403
Project Director: Dr. Galan Janeksela, 423/755-4133, firstname.lastname@example.org This program will serve approximately 300 low-income, predominately African American residents of the community of Westside in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The community is characterized by high unemployment, low incomes and all residents live in public or government subsidized housing. The program will target adults, ages 17-35, and provide access to technology and basic instruction on computers and the use of the Internet. It also will provide opportunities for high school degree completion, higher learning opportunities, technology certification programs and job preparation and skills training.
Primary Partner: Westside Community Development Corporation
New Centers: (1) Westside Technology (WesTech) CTC
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $180,136.00
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $81,546.00
University of Utah
1901 E. South Campus Drive #2175
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Project Director: Terri Winkler, 801/585-0543, email@example.com Utah’s Access to Community Technology Integration Outreach Network (UACTION) is a network of stakeholder organizations collaborating with University of Utah Educational Technology (Ed Tech). UACTION will provide initial training and ongoing educational support for 60 CTC staff from 20 projects in comprehensive CTC management, resource acquisition, and curriculum development, resulting in meaningful education outcomes for 7,000 youth and 3,000 adult learners. In addition to increasing education attainment and economic outcomes for CTC patrons, improved educational opportunities and career paths will be created for CTC staff and volunteers, most of whom will come from the economically distressed neighborhoods they serve. Following completion of initial training, Ed Tech will provide mentoring, on site CTC consultations and specialized educational programs for adult and youth learners in their CTCs.
Primary Partners: Salt Lake County Economic Development; Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake; Utah Education Network; Utah State Extension Service ;Klass Strategies; Learning.com; Murray Public Library; Northwest Multipurpose Center; Salt Lake City Mayor’s Office; Salt Lake City Public Library; Salt Lake Community Action Program; Salt Lake County AmeriCorps Program; Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation; Salt Lake County Public Library; Salt Lake County Youth Services; Salt Lake Neighborhood Housing Services; Sellers Management Group; Sorenson Multicultural Center; University of Utah College of Education; University of Utah Professional Education; Waterford Institute; Family Support Center; HUD
Centers: Programs will be offered at 20 CTC sites.
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $293,548
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $92,583
University of Washington
320 Mary Gates Hall
Seattle, WA 98195
Project Director: Louis Fox, 206/685-4745, firstname.lastname@example.org This program will serve approximately 1,600 tribal members on the Colville and Yakama Indian Reservations, both of which are located in geographically isolated, economically depressed areas of Washington State. The program will provide increased access to computers and information technology, access to online tutorials and educational programs, on-site support to help develop Internet research skills, training in job search and preparation, basic computer skills and Internet-based small business resources.
Primary Partners: Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation; and the Confederated
Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Indian Nation
New Centers: (2) Yakama Reservation and the Colville Reservation
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $299,995.00
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $239,234.00
Valencia Community College
190 South Orange Avenue
P.O. Box 3028
Orlando, FL 32802
Project Director: Joyce Romano, 407/299-5000, email@example.com This program will serve approximately 1,750 low-income residents in economically distressed communities in Orange County, Florida. It will provide access to computers and the Internet, technology based assistance and tutoring in reading and math, basic computer classes, career planning and access to employment and training databases. The program will offer assistance for student preparation for high school/GED attainment and preparation for entering college.
Primary Partners: Orange County Public Schools; Orange County Citizen’s Commission
For Children and Neighborhood Centers for Families; ESTEEM, Inc.; and Orlando Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida.
New Centers: (7) Expand upon existing programs at 6 Neighborhood Centers for
Families sites (Ivey Lane, Winter Park, Apopka, Bithlo/Christmas, Oak Ridge and Union Park) and a lead site at Cheney Elementary School.
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $299,474.00
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $120,380.00
Vermont Adult Learning
50 Green Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Project Director: Jeanie Crosby, 802/257-9449, firstname.lastname@example.org
“Town Tech” will provide the capacity for ESOL practice for the increasing number of immigrants in this rural Vermont town, for study related to the GED and Adult Diploma programs for the large group of teenage dropouts, and for computer-assisted practice of learning tasks by community members with learning disabilities. Individuals will be able to improve job skills, families can strengthen literacy while integrating generations, and community members can work together using computer technology to help resolve problems. It is estimated that over 1,000 people will be served by this project.
Primary Partners: Windham Southeast Supervisory Union; Southeastern Vermont Career Education Center; Early Education Services; Community Action Brattleboro Area; Brattleboro Housing Authority; Marlboro College Technology Center; The Gathering Place; Departments of Employment + Training; Vocational Rehabilitation and PATH
Expanded Centers: (1) “Town Tech”, Vermont Adult Learning’s Brattleboro Center, Brattleboro
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $182,481
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $114,757
Virgin Islands Resource Center for the Disabled, Inc.
P.O. Box 308427
74B&75 Kronprindsens Gade
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, 00803-8427
Project Director: Carolyn K. Smith, 341/777-2253, email@example.com The Virgin Islands Resource Center for the Disabled, Inc. (VIRCD) was established in 1999 and funded in 2000 to establish a territory-wide CTC/Partnership to expand access to computers and educational, informational and assistive technology to disadvantaged adults and children, including individuals with disabilities. The program will now be expanded to serve new economically distressed urban and rural predominately Hispanic communities. Programs will include: 1) community-based, after school computer technology and arts programs; 2) adult education and family literacy; 3) career exploration and development and job preparation; 4) small business and entrepreneurship and home access activities; and 5) ADA accessible awareness training. Two hundred people are expected to take part in the programs.
Primary Partners: The project is designed to establish expanded formal partnerships
between the VIRCD including its existing partners (Julius E. Sprauve Public school; Ricardo Richards Elementary Public School; the Virgin Islands Housing Authority;) and Projecto Sol; The Village; the Aureo Diaz Height Housing Community and John’s Folly Learning Institute.
Centers: Existing (5) five: VIRCD, St. Thomas, Oswald Harris Court, St. Thomas, Paul M. Pearson Gardens, St. Thomas, Michael J. Kirwan Terrace, St. Thomas, and Sprauve School, St. John. New (1) one:
John’s Folly Learning Institute, St. John
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $175,412
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $375,322