Project Director: Lynn A. Wiletsky, 602/542-9309, firstname.lastname@example.org Arizona’s Project Learn – Literacy, Education And Resource Network was established in 1987 as a pilot project by the Arizona Supreme Court, Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC). Installation and implementation of computerized literacy labs in probation departments and other community settings, began that year and has continued to grow statewide. Initially the project offered only literacy education, but within a year of start up, some labs added additional programming to serve the diversified needs of the adult and juvenile populations. Two new LEARN labs will be added to the existing network, in juvenile detention facilities, one in a large urban area and the other in a small rural community and five labs will be upgraded. Computer-based instruction provides consistent, individualized programming which can be adapted to the students’ academic needs and abilities. The new labs and the five upgraded labs are expected to serve over 2,303 students during the upcoming fiscal year.
Primary Partners: Each local lab has partnered with a probation department, school district or community agency to physically house and staff the lab. The AOC has partnered with the Arizona Department of Education. Many local LEARN labs have partnered with the Arizona Department of Education, Adult Education Division.
Expanded Centers: (2 New) LEARN Lab, Phoenix and LEARN Lab, St. Johns
(5) LEARN Labs will be upgraded, one in Navajo County, Santa Cruz County and Yuma County, and two in Pinal County
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $225,000
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $90,000
Arizona Board of Regents for and on behalf of Northern Arizona
Office of Grant and Contract Services
Babbitt Administrative Center
Room 100, Building 51
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
Project Director: Greg Larkin, 928/523-0251, Gregory.email@example.com This program will serve approximately 200 Native American residents of Ganado, Arizona and the surrounding communities on the Navajo Reservation. The community has a Community Technology Center. This program will expand on existing services to hire and use Navajo instructors who know the area and culture, to teach the residents how to use the technology. In addition to instruction on basic computer skills and Internet use, the program will provide job skills training, employment and career information and expanded and distance learning opportunities.
Primary Partners: Northern Arizona Literacy Enterprises and the Ganado Unified School
New Centers: (1) NALE/Ganado Community Technology Center (expand services)
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $106,650.00
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $34,216.00
Bay Ridge Associates L.P.
c/o Landex of Maryland
575 S. Charles Street, Suite 506
Baltimore, MD 21201
Project Director: Juanita Marbury, 410/234-0111, firstname.lastname@example.org The new CTC will enhance the existing Neighborhood Network Center (NNC) at the Bay Ridge Garden Apartments in Annapolis, Maryland. Bay Ridge Gardens is a privately managed low income housing community assisted under the HUD Section 8 program, State funds and Low Income Housing Tax Credits. The development has 197 households, with over 50% of residents 18 or younger. The CTC grant will allow the NNC to provide: job training assistance; youth technology courses; and a music production workshop to give teenagers from Bay Ridge Gardens the opportunity to learn computer-based audio recording and editing techniques. The program will serve 20 users on a daily basis and a total of 200 individuals throughout the grant period.
Primary Partners: Housing Opportunities Unlimited (HOU); Annapolis Business and
Professional Women’s Club
New Centers: (1) CTC at Bay Ridge Garden Apartments, Annapolis
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $112,772
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $68,000
Bay View Community Health Center
458 26th Street
San Diego, CA 92102
Project Director: Marlo Antonio, 619/234-7398, Marl0@aol.com The purpose of the San Diego CTC program is to challenge and prepare local residents to use technology as a tool for advancement and success at school, home and in the community. Through the development of three unique and strategically-located CTC’s, the program will provide a minimum of 1,300 local residents with first-time access to technology-based adult education and family literacy training; after school technology-based tutorial and enrichment opportunities; career development and job preparation assistance; and small business development support.
Primary Partners: San Diego School District; United Education Institute; Reuben H. Fleet Science Center; Barrio Logan College Institute; Inner-City Business Association Historic San Diego Agency; City of San Diego Community Development Corporation; Desert Pacific Council – Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America; North Park Clergy Association
New Centers: (3) Student Success Technology Resource Center, Adult Learners Technology Resource Center and Career Success Technology Resource Center
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $299,490
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $161,150
Black Hills Special Services Cooperative
P.O. Box 218
Sturgis, SD 57785
Project Director: Mary Baumeister, 605/347-4467, email@example.com This program will serve approximately 300 disadvantaged youth and adults in the economically distressed community of North Rapid City, North Dakota. It will increase access to technology and offer opportunities for career planning and development, including skills training for technology related careers. Students will have access to technology-based programs that will provide homework assistance and supplemental learning activities. Literacy programs for adults and families also will be available.
Primary Partners: One-Stop Career Center Board of the Black Hills; Career Learning
Center of the Black Hills; Technology and Innovations in Education; Rapid City Area School District; Rapid City Academy; North Middle School; Even Start Family Literacy; South Dakota Parent Resource Center; South Dakota Department of Labor; West River Business Service Center; Small Business Development Center; Black Hills State University; Ardent Learning Center; National American University; and the Black Hills Foster Grandparents Program.
New Centers: (1) Family Opportunity and Technology Center
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $297,281.00
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $134,276.00
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan
26777 Halsted Road, Suite 100
Farmington Hills, MI 48331-3560
Project Director: Lisa Beiharz-Tyler, 248/473-1400, LBTyler@bgcsm.org
CONNECT is a program designed to bridge the digital divide by providing access to technology in six Boys and Girls Clubs in Southeastern Michigan. All six clubs are located within the Detroit MSA (Wayne County) and serve over 8,000 youth annually who live in economically distressed areas. The program will build stronger relationships between Boys & Girls Clubs and community through partnerships with other nonprofit agencies. Activities provided by the project include basic computer skills training, career exploration using the Internet, resume writing, interviewing skills, etc.; informational sessions hosted by local nonprofit agencies like Michigan Works! Project Connect will serve students age 6-18, parents and community members.
Primary Partners: City of Detroit; EDS Corporation; Microsoft; Boys & Girls Clubs
of America; Infocus; Mobil Communications; JASON Foundation; U.S. Secret Service (Michigan Branch); Academy for Business Technology; Davenport University, Holistic Development Center; Eastern Michigan University
New Centers: (6) Howard B. Bloomer Club, Detroit; Lloyd H. Diehl Club, Detroit; James and Lynelle Holden Club, Detroit; Adam H. Sarver Club, Redford; Edgar A. Guest Club, Dearborn; and Fauver-Martin Club, Highland Park.
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $240,000
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $121,400
Boys Club of San Diego, CA, Inc.
1761 Hotel Circle South
San Diego, CA 92108
Project Director: Michelle Regan, 619/298-3520, firstname.lastname@example.org This program will serve at-risk youth that have come into contact with the juvenile justice system in two of San Diego’s poorest neighborhoods, Encanto and Logan Heights. The youth will be selected to serve as interns in the CTC’s, and will receive a small stipend and encouraged to continue their technology education. The program will offer courses in GED preparation, career preparation and development, job readiness training and employment skills, resume building, online job search and computer skills training. In addition, the program will provide GED preparation, basic computer classes, introduction and exploration of the Internet for adults.
Primary Partners: Family Health Centers; San Diego @ Work/SD Workforce Partnership
Turn Around Dynamics; and the Lutheran Social Services.
New Centers: (2) William J. Oakes (Logan Heights) Branch and Encanto Branch
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $138,406.00
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $111,092.00
Calcasieu Parish School Board
1724 Kirkman Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601-6299
Project Director: Sheryl Abshire, 337/437-6150, email@example.com
INCITE (INvolved Community through Integrated Technology Education) will provide two well-defined CTCs promoting guidance, education, and support to community members of Calcasieu Parish, LA. The program will reach all areas of the parish, providing participants of all ages an opportunity to learn, apply, and synthesize training of technology-based skills, increasing educational foundations, real-world business transactions, personal correspondence, research and information-gathering and access to online job databases. INCITE will establish a digital connection for those who lack access to these tools, increasing economic educational, and social advancement. Over 3,000 people are expected to take part in INCITE activities.
Primary Partners: Calcasieu Parish Public Library; Calcasieu Career Center; Workforce Investment Board; School to Work and Simon Properties
New Centers: (2) North INCITE Center, Curriculum and Instruction Department Building, Calcasieu Parish School Board; South Incite Center, Prien Lake Mall, Lake Charles
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $300,000
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $430,430
Caruthers Unified School District
P.O. Box 127
Caruthers, CA 93609
Project Director: Dwight Miller, 559/864-3274, firstname.lastname@example.org This program will serve approximately 350 families in Caruthers, an isolated agricultural community in Fresno County, California. The program will offer adult basic education classes, career development and job preparation, English language instruction and computer skills training. In addition to the programs offered in the CTC’s, the program also will place on loan 150 computers and free Internet access in the homes of families who have not had this technology available to them before.
Primary Partners: California State University Fresno; CSUF Kremen School of
Education; CSUF Agricultural Technology Information Network; Fresno City College; Caruthers Adult School; Caruthers Community Library; and the California Technology Assistance Project.
New Centers: (2) Caruthers Elementary School and Caruthers High School
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $242,114.00
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $103,149.00
Catholic Community Services of the Mid-Willamette Valley and Central Coast
142 Glynbrook Street, NE
P.O. Box 20400
Keizer, OR 97307-0400
Project Director: James T. Seymour, 503/390-2600, email@example.com
The CTC is an essential component of the Highland-Grant Community Center, focusing on adult education, high school completion, career development, job preparation for adults and youth who have dropped out of school or who are at risk of dropping out, open access to the broader community and family activities in conjunction with the 21st Century Community Learning Centers at both elementary schools. A second CTC, within the Northgate Neighborhood Center, will be opened once this first one is up and running.
Primary Partners: The Family Systems Investment Consortium (20 participating organizations)
New Centers: (2) CT: Highland-Grant Community Center and the Northgate Neighborhood Center, Salem, OR
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $120,643
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $94,195
CCTV d/b/a/ CyberSkills/Vermont
294 N. Winooski Avenue
Burlington, VT 05401
Project Director: Jayne Sheridan, 802/860-4057 x22, firstname.lastname@example.org The CyberSkills Alliance for Opportun-IT combines the successful efforts of CyberSkills /Vermont, a six year old CTC operating in Burlington’s Enterprise Community with ten Alliance Partner Service Agencies to establish an integrated and comprehensive model that overcomes barriers and provides essential support services for low-income and disadvantaged individuals, including at-risk youth, seniors, entrepreneurs, job seekers, refugees, and individuals moving from welfare to work so that they can increase their capacity to participate in the region’s emerging Information Society. The CTC will expand, support and strengthen public access to the sites, including the resource center at CyberSkills/Vermont’s Old North End, a new public access center at the library and the eight existing public access sites currently available. There will also be a computer loan program. The project will deliver services to an estimated 841 participants.
Primary Partners: Fletcher Free Library; Vermont Adult Learning; Champlain Senior
Center; Vermont Refugee Resettlement; Micro Business DevelopmentProgram; King Street Youth Program; Vermont Department of Employment and Training; Recycle North; Vermont Development Credit Union; Vermont Girl Scouts Council
Expanded Centers: (1) CyberSkills/Vermont (1) New Public Access: Fletcher Free Library, (8) existing access sites: Trinity College; Sarah Holbrook
Center; St. Michael’s College; Multi-Generational Center; Heinenburg Club; Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program; King Street Youth Program; Vermont Department of Employment and Training
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $271,926
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $418,948
Central Washington University
400 E. 8th Avenue
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7510
Project Director: Kevin Nemeth, 509/963-1508, email@example.com The Open Spaces Technology Center (OS Tech Center) includes community and mobile technology training labs. Given the rural and remote nature of Eastern Washington and the lack of technology sophistication and training, the Open Spaces project will increase access and knowledge of technology among county residents who are most in need. The efforts of this program will result in a more technology savvy citizenry and ultimately result in a better-trained workforce. The program is expected to reach an estimated 936 residents each year.
Primary Partners: Central Washington University Office of Continuing Education; WorkSource; Ellensburg Chamber of Commerce; City of Ellensburg Department of Recreation; United Way of Kittatas County
New Centers: (2) Open Spaces Technology Center, Ellensburg, WA and a mobile
technology training lab
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $283,971
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $112,426
Centro Cultural of Washington County, Oregon
P.O. Box 708
1110 North Adair
Cornelius, OR 97113
Project Director: Barbara Raymons, 503/359-0446, firstname.lastname@example.org This program will serve approximately 700 low-income Latino families and individuals in Western Washington County, Oregon whose proficiency in English is limited and whose access to, and computer skills are also limited. Expanding upon existing computer centers, the program will provide a basic orientation to computers. It will provide job search and resume writing classes as well as advanced computer skills training for those with computer skills. It also will provide open use time for practice and Spanish speaking mentors and instructors will be available for assistance.
Primary Partners: Family Literacy Program; Portland Community College Literacy
Program; 4-H Web Wizards/Oregon State Extension Service; Hillsboro Public Library Digital Bridge; and the Forest Grove School District.
New Centers: (3) Centro; Hillsboro Library; and Neil Armstrong Middle School
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $148,800.00
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $64,987.80
Chemeketa Community College
P.O. Box 14007
4000 Lancaster Drive, NE
Salem, OR 97309
Project Director: Harvey Franklin, 503/399-5207, email@example.com This program will serve approximately 795 low-income residents of the economically distressed rural communities of North Marion County, Oregon. The program will expand the services of an existing program, the Woodburn Workforce Transition Center, which serves individuals recently dislocated by a plant closure in Woodburn. It will provide information on education, training and job career opportunities, adult literacy tutoring in English and Spanish, computer workshops and classes, use of the Internet and business planning skills training for the small business community and farm business community.
Primary Partners: Oregon Human Development Corporation; Marion County Housing
Authority; Oregon Child Development Coalition; Child Care Information Service/Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency; Woodburn School District; Salud Medical Center; Green Thumb; YWCA of Salem’s Resource Assistance Program; Woodburn Chamber of Commerce; Mid-Willamette Workforce Network; Oregon Economic & Community Development Department; Palo Alto Software; The City of Woodburn; and the Oregon Employment Department.
New Centers: (1) Woodburn Computer Technology Center
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $286,729.00
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $204,979.00
Church United for Community Development
19202 Highland Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Project Director: Mark Stermer, 225/753-2273, firstname.lastname@example.org Specific objectives for the Donaldson CTC include: providing technology-based academic assistance and enrichment for school-aged children; increasing the number of students/adults who obtain a high school degree and higher-than-minimum wage jobs; providing academically credited CBT vocational courses for youth and adults; and increasing the number of minority youth involved in technology-leadership training programs. The program is expected to serve a minimum of 500 people during the first year and activities will include an after-school program, a summer program, a preschool program and a Minority Technology-Leadership Intern Program.
Primary Partners: The Mayor of Donaldsonville; The Ascension Parish President; Ascension Technical Institute; Ascension Parish School Board; Americorp*VISTA; Volunteer Ascension; Ascension Parish Mentoring Program; Ascension Parish Youth Council; Ascension Parish Council on Aging; The Ascension Parish Arts and Recreation Council; The Ascension Weekly; People First; and Local Churches involved with TCUFCD.
New Centers: (1) Donaldson CTC, Donaldson
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $208,611
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $98,212
CINCO, The Center to Increase Community Organization
125 South Avenue 57
Los Angeles, CA 90042
Project Director: Casey Bahr, 323/255-9030, email@example.com This program will serve approximately 750 low-income, predominately Latino residents of northeast Los Angeles, California, a community that is characterized by a high poverty rate, high unemployment and a lack of educational attainment. The program will establish a consortium to provide technology-based education and training programs that include, adult education and family literacy, community-based English tutoring, basic, intermediate and advanced computer training, web design, office skills training and job placement services.
Primary Partners: Northeast Los Angeles Community Technology Consortium; The
Rock; Hathaway Family Resource Center; Occidental College; Franklin Adult School; and the Northeast Community Resources Coordinating Council.
New Centers: (3) Expand on existing services at CINCO, Hathaway Family Resource
Center and THE ROCK.
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $299,110.00
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $656,888.00
Circle Terrace Associates, L.P.
C/o Landex of Maryland
575 South Charles, Suite 506
Baltimore, MD 21201
Project Director: Juanita Marbury, 410/234-0111, firstname.lastname@example.org This program will serve the residents of a 303 unit low-income housing complex in Baltimore County, Maryland. Circle Terrace is considered a very low-income community as defined by HUD with 39% of the households receiving some type of federal income assistance, and an additional 11% reported no income at all. The program will provide computer assisted GED preparation and literacy classes; web-based job search and job readiness workshops; place computers on loan to homes of residents with barriers to participating in programs in the center.
Primary Partners: Circle Terrace Residents’ Association; Literacy Works, Inc.;
Community College of Baltimore County; and Housing Opportunities Unlimited.
New Centers: 0
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $277,530.00
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $155,032.00
City College of San Francisco (CCSF)
50 Phelan Avenue, C306
San Francisco, CA 94112-1821
Project Director: Veronica Hunnicutt, 415/550-4347, email@example.com The purpose of San Francisco Computers and Learning expansion project (SFCAL) is to improve the lives of people in housing facilities by giving them skills needed to obtain and hold decent paying jobs. The San Francisco Housing Authority (SFHA) will recruit 150 residents from public housing to participate in this program. They will learn to use the Internet as well as the basics of Microsoft Office software. In addition, they will learn to put together computer components for a computer which will become theirs at the end of the class. Upon completion they will be encouraged to 1) work with the One Stop to improve job readiness skills, learn how to improve their current work situation, and/or to find jobs; and 2) take additional courses at CCSF that will prepare them for better careers. They will also be directed to the Information Technology Career Ladder formed by the City’s Workforce Investment Board.
Primary Partners: San Francisco Housing Authority and One Stop
Expanded Centers: (2) Hunter’s View and Sunnydale HUD-supported Computer Learning Centers
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $250,737
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $145,467
City of Albuquerque
Department of Family and Community Services
P.O. Box 1293
Albuquerque, NM 87103
Project Director: Gerald Ortiz y Pino, 505/768-2870, firstname.lastname@example.org This program will serve approximately 48,500 residents, particularly those 14-21, in the poorest neighborhoods in the City of Albuquerque, New Mexico. It will provide access to technology for the community for computer training, technology-based educational programs, job skills training and career development opportunities. Youth, after-school programs will be a year round activity. Adult programs will have two focuses, serving as mentors to youths and other adults and, adult education courses and Internet training to access resources to take part in community planning and decision-making. There also will be ESL classes and online health and nutritional information programs.
Primary Partners: Robert F. Kennedy Charter School; University of New Mexico;
Middle Rio Grande Business and Education Collaborative; Albuquerque Public Schools; the Cornstalk Institute; Prime Time; and the Albuquerque chapter of the League of United Latin American Citizens.
New Centers: (5) Barelas Community Center; Jack Candelaria Community Center; Los
Durances Community Center; Thomas Bell Community Center; and Wells Park Community Center.
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $299,866.00
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $620,139.00
City of Kalamazoo
241 W. South Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007-4796
Project Director: Rob Reibeling, 616/337-8839, email@example.com Kalamazoo Alliance for Service Learning Technology (see “Primary Partners”) will develop CTCs to address the achievement gaps and the digital divide that exist in their community. The six objective of this program are to: 1) provide computer and Internet access to eight community sites in four of the seven Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) neighborhoods; 2) implement a computer mentoring program at each CTC; 3) promote academic development for youth and adults through technology; 4) provide career development opportunities through technology use; 5) promote technology aided small business opportunities; and 6) use technology to positively influence youth development. The potential number of residents to be served at each of the centers is estimated at 800, or almost 6,400 by the end of the first year.
Primary Partners: Boys and Girls Club; New Genesis Incorporated; Health Futures;
Alliance for Service Learning, and the Kalamazoo Public Library have formed the Kalamazoo Alliance for Service Learning Technology (KPLT)
(8) Eight CTCs will be established and/or expanded to serve youth
and adults that reside in the Edison, Vine, Eastside, and Northside neighborhoods of Kalamazoo: City of Kalamazoo Youth Development Center; Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kalamazoo, Lake Street Campus; New Genesis, Incorporated;
Hillside Middle School; Kalamazoo Central High School; Eastwood Branch – Kalamazoo Public Library; Washington Square Branch – Kalamazoo Public Library; Central Branch – Kalamazoo Public Library.
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $199,215
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $172,299
City of Orlando
400 South Orange Avenue
P.O. Box 4990
Orlando, FL 32802
Project Director: Marcia Bowen, 407/246-3360, marcia.bowen@ cityoforlando.net
This program will serve approximately 2,500 low-income residents of Parramore, a community in the City of Orlando, Florida, that is historically underserved and plagued by poverty and low incomes. The program will provide access to technology for a community that has experienced a loss of access through its public institutions (libraries, schools, etc.). The center will provide programs in SAT preparation, general computer skills training, resume preparation, tutoring for youth and job training and counseling for the adult population.
Primary Partners: University of Central Florida-McKnight Achievers; One Stop Career;
Seniors First; Healthy Communities Initiative; Callahan Neighborhood Association; and Inner City Games.
New Centers: (1) Callahan Community Technology Center
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $68,332.00
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $34,440.00
City of Riverside
3581 Mission Inn Avenue
P.O. Box 468
Riverside, CA 92502-0468
Project Director: Carolyn A. Denny, 909/686-4920, firstname.lastname@example.org
In 1998 the Riverside Public Library inaugurated an information literacy program for youth 9 – 17 in the Eastside. The Eastside Cybrary Connection (ECC), has trained over 1,000 youth in basic computer and information search skills as well as offering homework assistance. The Library has opened two additional CTCs in other economically distressed areas. The Smart Community Project will 1) replicate and enhance the training program developed at the Eastside Cybrary at two other sites; 2) increase free access and training at these sites; and 3) initiate new technology-based training programs for adult members of these neighborhoods.
Primary Partners: The University of California at Riverside, Riverside Community College; the City’s Parks and Recreation Department; and People Reaching Out
Expanded Centers: (3) Eastside Cybrary Connection, Eastside; The Downtown Computer Lab, Main Branch, Riverside Public Library; and The Homework Assistance Center in the Community Center at Nichols Park
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $184,577
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $192,854
City of South Sioux City
1615 1st Avenue
South Sioux City, NE 68776
Project Director: Lance Hedquist, 402/494-7517, email@example.com This program will serve approximately 3,110 residents of South Sioux City in Dakota County, Nebraska. It will provide year-round technology-based education programs for children and adults, establish a computer lending program, provide training workshops and continuing education or degree credits for adults, career development and job readiness training, and a centralized business and industry resource center with computer access.
Primary Partners: Northeast Community College; South Sioux City Community School
District; South Sioux City Chamber of Commerce; Dakota County Interagency Team; and the South Sioux City Public Library.
New Centers: (1) Cardinal Opportunity Center
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $138,500.00
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $309,125.00
Clinton County Board of Education
Rt. 4, Box 85
Albany, KY 42602
Project Director: Paula Little, 606/387-9772, firstname.lastname@example.org
This project will serve persons in Clinton County, KY, where more than one half of the adults have less than a high school credential, while 35% have less than a 9th grade education. The program is expected to serve more than 1,000 people and will include such innovative activities as: a networked computer lab w/internet access to host a myriad of workshops for adults and children; academic assistance for youth and GED preparation for adults; college and continuing education courses using distance learning; technology “Fun Nights for Families”; and a laptop loan program.
Primary Partners: Clinton County: InterAgency Council, Local Government, Extended School Services, Middle School Youth Services Center, Even Start Empowerment Zone Community, Inc., Family Resource Center, Migrant Education Program, Historical Society, Community Education, Board of Education, Arts Council, Adult Education, Green Thumb Program, Hospital, Public Library, High School Youth Services Center; Kentucky Tele-Linking Network Users Group Association; Albany Manor Apartments; Bank of Clinton County; Lake Cumberland District Health Department; Lake Cumberland Head Start; Caltech; Kentucky Cabinet for Families and Children; GEAR UP; Gibson Printing Company; Somerset Community College; Kentucky Department for Community Based Services – Protection and Permanency Section, Kentucky Department of Education; Cagle’s-Keystone Foods, LLC; Kentucky Technology Students of America; Ferguson Bros., Inc.; CHANCE, Department for Employment Services; WANY AM-FM Radio; Albany-Clinton County Chamber of Commerce; Citizen’s Bank of Albany; Assistance to Bring Lasting Employment (ABLE); Sparks Insurance; Western Kentucky University; Davis & Associates; Families Against Drugs
New Centers: (1) Clinton County Board of Education CTC
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $210,000
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $66,754
Clovis Unified School District
1450 Herndon Avenue
Clovis, CA 93611
Project Director: Cathie Smith-Yang, 559/327-2870, email@example.com
This program will serve approximately 600 low-income Hispanic and Hmong residents in the southeast area of Fresno, California. The program will make computers and the Internet accessible to families who are not currently online, and who do not have access to computers. Technology-based ESL courses and adult education classes will be offered for those with limited English skills. Bi-lingual instruction will be provided for individual technical instruction. In addition, computer skills and Internet training will be provided along with online and distance learning courses for adults to further their education.
Primary Partners: California State Department of Rehabilitation; Fresno County Human
Services System; Fresno County Office of Education; and One-Stop.
New Centers: (1) Clovis Adult Education’s Community Job/Technology Resource
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $277,112.00
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $122,807.00
Coalgate Independent School District
P.O. Box 368
11- Fox Avenue
Coalgate, OK 74538-0368
Project Director: David Unsell, 580/927-2338, firstname.lastname@example.org This project will create and expand educational programs and access to technology for low-income residents of the Tri-County Indian National Enterprise Community in southeastern Oklahoma. The CENTER will foster life-long learning, increase computer literacy, help residents develop and expand employment goals, train and assist welfare-to-work clients, and increase technology awareness and provide a vehicle for in-home computer acquisition. These objectives will be met by providing after-school enrichment activities and tutoring, computer skills development classes, and Adult Education/Family Literacy services. The CENTER will also serve as a business development center where local entrepreneurs can improve their ability to be successful and explore e-commerce opportunities. It is anticipated that the program can serve between 1,200 and 1,500 people annually.
Primary Partners: Durant Public Schools; Big 5 Community Action Agency; Police Athletic League (PAL); Murray State College and Southeastern State University; Advanced Academics, Inc.; Oklahoma Parents as Teachers (OPAT) Coordinator
New Centers: (1) The CENTER, Coalgate, OK
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $180,957
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $102,396
Communities Creating Connections
P.O. Box 400
Kooskia, ID 83539
Project Director: Jim May, 208/926-0855, email@example.com This program will serve approximately 1,000 low-income residents of Kooskia and Elk City, Idaho. It will offer increased access to the Internet, provide computer-based training for basic entrepreneurial skill development and e-commerce, enhanced educational and job-skill training for adults, increase computer-based learning activities for school age children and increase computer-based learning activities for adults of low-income households.
Primary Partners: Idaho County Joint School District; Greater Kooskia Chamber of
Commerce; Kooskia City Government; Lewis and Clark State College’s Outreach/Extended Programming Department; Friends of the Kooskia Library; Idaho Fish and Game Department; Rural School and Community Trust; The University of Idaho’s Department of Civil Engineering; The US Fish and Wildlife Service; and the Upper Clearwater Arts Council.
New Centers: (2) Kooskia City Council Municipal Building, and a portable classroom in
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $299,432.00
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $101,828.00
Compton Community College Development Foundation
1111 East Artesia Boulevard
Compton, CA 90221
Project Director: Ronald Chatman, 310/900-1600, firstname.lastname@example.org This program will serve approximately 550 low-income, predominately African American and Hispanic residents of South Central Los Angeles, California. The program will provide middle school children with computer skills and computer lab time to practice, high school and college credit computer literacy learning, basic computer ESL classes, job preparation and basic job skills, and an introduction to computer technology involving programming, graphic arts and desk top publishing. There also will be options for pre-literate adults to pursue educational and vocational training to help them prepare for the world of work, and at the same time offer assistance to their children.
Primary Partners: Community Centers, Inc. and Compton Community College
New Centers: (1) Community Technology Center
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $236,400.00
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $775,000.00
Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes (CSKT)
P.O. Box 278
Pablo, MT 59855
Project Director: Teresa Wall-McDonald, 406/675-2700, email@example.com
The CSKT’s Department of Human Resource Development (DHRD) will be the lead agency for this project, which will serve tribal members and descendants residing on the Flathead Indian Reservation. There will be a mobile computer lab called Computer Operations at Outreach Locations (COOL) which will travel to remote areas of the reservation to provide services. The project will include: 1) Adult Education and Family Literacy, including GED, English Language instruction, and adult basic education classes or programs, introduction to computers, intergenerational activities, and lifelong learning opportunities through technology and the Internet; 2) After-School Activities for children of all ages to use software that provides homework help and academic enrichment, exploration of the Internet, and multimedia activities, including web page design and creation; and 3) Career Development and Job Preparation, such as computer skills training, resume writing workshops, and access to databases of employment opportunities, career information, and other online materials. The project will serve a minimum of 200 families, or approximately 600 individuals.
Primary Partners: The CSKT Department of Human Resource Development; Salish Kootenai Adult Basic Education; Tribal Administration, Ronan/Pablo Public School District
New Centers: (2) the COOL mobile computer lab and the Community Computer Center located in a trailer owned by CSKT
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $296,867
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $310,000
Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas University of Arkansas
P.O. Box 960
183 Highway 399
De Queen, AR 71832-0960
Project Director: Frank G. Adams, 870/584-4471, firstname.lastname@example.org Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas (CCCUA) in partnership with more than a dozen community groups and agencies, will establish six mini-CTCs located within existing community based organizations and industries and one mobile CTC. The project will include training in computer, job seeking, and selected work readiness skills, and adult literacy. The target populations are primarily rural minority-Americans; rural Hispanics with limited English speaking capacity, isolated poor, and senior citizens living in three primarily rural southwest Arkansas counties. An estimated 1,300 people will be served during the first year.
Primary Partners: St. Barbara’s Community Center; Dodson Street Center; Ashdown
New Centers: (7) Mini-CTCs plus a mobile CTC: Ashdown Incubator; Fifth Street County Facility; Tyson Foods, Inc.; Dodson Street Family Life Center; Pilgrim’s Pride; St. Barbara’s Community Center
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $248,000
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $152,865
CPS Office of High School Intervention
c/o Orr High School
Chicago, IL 60624
Project Director: JoAnn Roberts, 773/534-6770, email@example.com
Five satellite CTCs will implement the learning model known as REST – Reengineering Education for Success through the use of Technology. The REST model is designed to serve in three different capacities: 1) a resource center for both youth and adults to improve reading skills as well as prepare for GED tests; 2) after-school learning center to help students improve academic performance in Reading and Mathematics; and 3) Career development center offering training classes on, word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software programs. The program is expected to serve over 450 people during the year
Primary Partners: Computer Services & Consulting, Inc. Library partners include Austin Branch Public Library, Hall Branch Library, Douglass Branch Library, Avalon Public Library and South Shore Library. Coalition for Improved Education in South Shore and Leadership for Quality Education (Collins High School Partners)
New Centers: (5) REST CTCs will be located in five high schools: Bowen, Collins, DuSable, Orr and South Shore Academy
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $240,000
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $672,750
601 Laclede Avenue
Neosho, MO 64850
Project Director: Pam Hudson, 417/455-5506, firstname.lastname@example.org This program will serve approximately 3,500 low-income residents of rural, economically distressed communities in southwest Missouri. The program will provide extended access to technology and training in basic computer literacy and software applications. It will also offer adult education and employment readiness skills training, career counseling, job placement and follow-up services. In addition, there will be after school access to computers and programs for academically at-risk students.
Primary Partners: Division of Workforce Development; Division of Employment
Security; Southwest Region Private Industry Council; Division of Family Services; Division of Vocational Rehabilitation; Economic Security Corporation; School-To-Careers Partnership; Parent’s Fair Share; Area Agency on Aging; Joplin R-VIII School District Adult Education and Family Literacy; Franklin Technology Center; and Missouri Southern State College.
New Centers: (4) Main center: Missouri Career Center; sub-centers: Neosho, Nevada,
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $195,916.00
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $219,501.00
Vineland, NJ 08360-1500
Project Director: W. Barry McLaughlin, Interim, 856/691-8600, email@example.com
Cumberland’s Community Technology Center is a collaborative partnership between Cumberland County College and all of the major businesses, education/social delivery systems within this county of rural farming communities. Each center will offer basic computer literacy programs, expanded access/service hours, a repair/own computer program, a GED computer-based bridge program, workshops, resume production, job search enhancement, technical assistance, development and training workshops, a tutorial program, and supplemental enabling services which link low income residents to other education and career opportunities. 400 low-income students and adults will be served.
Primary Partners: Cumberland County Office of Employment and Training; Cumberland County One Stop Career Center; New Job Security Services
New Centers: (1) CTC central facility and (2) two outreach centers
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $295,152
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $175,377
Curators of the University of Missouri
Office of Sponsored Program Administration
310 Jesse Hall, UMC
Columbia, MO 65211
Project Director: Dr. Satish Nair, 573/882-2964, firstname.lastname@example.org
The College of Engineering of the University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) and MU Extension are partnering to establish a Tech-4-U CTC in a low income neighborhood of Columbia, MO, and will help to establish computer labs at the sites of six identified partners. Unique programs will be developed in four focus areas with extensive involvement of the community members and the students from the College of Engineering. These computer education based focus areas are After-School Computer Activities for Children and Summer Technology-based Programming, Training in E-Commerce for Small Business, Career Development and Job Preparation, and Adult Education and Family Literacy.
Primary Partners: Adult Learning Center; Blind Boone Community Center; Boys and Girls Clubs; Centro Latino; Community Recreation Building; Successful Neighborhood Resources Center, E-T’RAD
New Centers: (1) Tech-4-U CTC, Columbia, MO. (6) Computer labs to be established at the Adult Learning Center; Blind Boone Community Center; Boys and Girls Club; Centro Latino; Community Recreation Program; Successful Neighborhood Resource Center
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $197,144
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $87,942
Dalene J. Juarez & D. Scott Glasrud
9904 Montgomery Boulevard, N.E.
Albuquerque, NM 87111
Project Director: Dalene J. Juarez, 505/296-7677, email@example.com This program will serve approximately 500 low-income Native Americans, Hispanics, African Americans and community members who speak English as a second language. It will provide courses in basic adult education, English language development, basic computer skills, job training, career counseling and job placement services. The program also will establish a homework hotline for students and provide information on colleges and universities and entrance requirements. There will be a multi-media production lab and training in industry recognized advanced certification programs.
Primary Partners: Southwest Secondary Learning Center; New Mexico Virtual School;
Middle Rio Grande Business and Education Collaborative; City of Albuquerque; and the Alternative Public Education Foundation.
New Centers: (1) Tres Llaves Technology Center
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $292,376.00
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $1,241,668.00