Project Director: Shelby Jones Crawford, 302/857-1400, email@example.com Working to Heighten Education and Employee Learning Skills (WHEELS), is a customized bus containing 13 computer work stations, and traveling to sites throughout Kent County. Expanding from 12 to 17 sites, the program expects to serve a minimum of 400 new program participants. Services offered include: financial management; ESL and computer literacy to Hispanics; computer classes for incarcerated or expelled youth; and work readiness and computer literacy classes for those receiving TANF or Unemployment assistance. WHEELS will also serve as an after-school site for local alternative middle and high schools that serve over 150 students.
Primary Partners: Stevenson House; Workforce Investment Board; Groves Adult High
School; City of Harrington; House of Pride; Clark’s Corner; Liberty Court; Manchester Square; McLane Gardens; Simon Circle; William Henry Middle School; Harrington Senior Center; Modern Maturity; The Shepherd’s Place; Dover Air Force Base; Boys and Girls Clubs of Delaware; Houston Fire Hall; Mt. Zion AME Church; Church of God La Roca; Weed and Seed; Delaware Department of Labor; Delaware Department of Aging
Expanded Centers: (5) WHEELS will travel to 5 new sites: Because We Care Alternative Middle School and PEAK Alternative High School both in Kent County; the Church of God LaRoca; an additional low income housing project and a State Service Center, which house divisions of Unemployment, Labor Employment and Training, Vocational Rehabilitation and Social Services.
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $119,800
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $35,964
Detroit International Stake Adult Housing Corporation
16631 Lahser Road
Detroit, MI 48219
Project Director: G. Jerry van Rossum, 313/531-5903, vanrossum@cofchristdetroit This program will serve the residents of Highland Park, an economically depressed community within the city limits of Detroit, Michigan where 73% of adults over 25 do not have a high school diploma. The program will offer beginning, intermediate and advanced classes in basic computer skills. It also will offer training programs in family budgeting, GED preparation, welfare to work classes, conflict resolution and resume writing.
Primary Partners: Highland Park Neighborhood Association; Highland Park Public
Schools; African American Ministry Center; Highland Park Police Department; Highland Park City Government; Detroit Department of Senior Citizens; and the Community of Christ Church.
New Centers: (1) Local church in Highland Park.
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $209,557.00
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $398,500.00
Douglas-Cherokee Economic Authority
534 East First North Street
P.O. Box 1218
Morrristown, TN 37816
Project Director: Cathy Kitts, 423/587-4500, firstname.lastname@example.org This program will serve approximately 300 female heads of households and other disadvantaged individuals in Claiborne and Hawkins Counties, Tennessee, communities that are rural and economically distressed. The program will provide access to computer-based technology to enhance job skills training, GED preparation, access online educational and employment opportunities, and lend technical assistance to small businesses.
Primary Partners: Claiborne County School System; Hawkins County School System;
Claiborne County Department of Human Resources; Claiborne County Chamber of Commerce; DCEA’s Workforce Development Programs; DCEA’s Child Care Services Program; Of One Accord Ministry; Tennessee Department of Labor, Workforce Development; Five Rivers Career Center; and the Douglas-Cherokee Economic Authority.
New Centers: (4) Expand existing services, Appalachian Technical Education Center
And three satellite centers in Census Tracts 9703, 9709 in Claiborne County and Census Tract 502 in Hawkins County
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $300,000.00
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, 157,616.00
Drumright Public Schools
P.O. Box 191
Drumright, OK 74030
Project Director: Roxie Terry, 918/352-2492, email@example.com This program will serve low-income families and adults in Drumright, Oklahoma, an extremely poor and isolated community. The program will establish a computer lab with additional classrooms for videoconferencing and instruction. It will provide access to technology students during the day and after school and access in the evening for the entire community. Workshops and online services will provide technology training for students and adults. After school activities will include homework assistance, literacy, career development and entrepreneurial skills training for residents and small business owners.
Primary Partners: Central Technology Center; Drumright Adult Learning Center;
Drumright Gusher; City of Drumright; Drumright Area Chamber of Commerce; Drumright Medical Clinic; Drumright Rotary Club; Drumright Memorial Hospital; Lions Club of Drumright; Mathwhys; Ministerial Alliance of Drumright; Oklahoma Institute of Learning Styles; and Drumright Indian Education.
New Centers: (1) Drumright Community Technology Center
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $205,345.00
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $83,800.00
Easter Seals Goodwill Industries Rehabilitation Center
95 Hamilton Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Project Director: Jennifer Kelley, MSW, 203/777-2000, firstname.lastname@example.org Easter Seals Goodwill Industries Rehabilitation Center, Inc. established the West Rock Neighborhood Network Center (WRNNC) in March of 2001. Funded by the City of New Haven Enterprise Community, the WRNNC provides computer literacy, homework help, senior programs, and an Employment Center. The objectives of the CTC program are 1) the Tenant and Neighborhood Leadership will be trained and equipped for computer intranetworking and communication; 2) 50 unemployed or underemployed job seekers will receive Job Seeking and Retention skills training and join the Job Club; 3) 50 students ranging from six to eighteen will improve their academic performance; 4) 200 people will receive training in computer literacy, Internet use, and e-mail; 5) 250 people (150 workforce aged, 25 seniors, and 75 students will receive adult basic education and/or reading literacy education, and 6) 10 people will receive skill training in computer hardware maintenance and repair.
Primary Partners: Literacy Volunteers of America – Greater New Haven; The Regional Workforce Development Board, City of New Haven, Department of Mental Retardation; Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Bureau of Rehabilitation Services; Family Alliance (the TANF Case Management entity in New Haven; the West Rock Tenant Representative Councils; Department of Adult Education; Empower New Haven; Division of Workers Compensation; State Administered General Assistance; the Chamber of Commerce; neighborhood schools and Gateway Community College
Expanded Centers: (1) West Rock Neighborhood Network Center
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $207,232
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $151,713
Easter Seals Massachusetts
484 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Project Director: Anthony Morin, 508/751-6406, email@example.com
Easter Seals Massachusetts plans to open the first CTC with access for all in Boston. Their intent is to locate in, and to draw consumers from, an economically distressed area of the city, and to serve at least 251 consumers in a 12-month period. Services will include specialized job training and employment services and they expect to place approximately 25 of those who choose the CTC’s specialized services in new employment with pay of at least $9.75 hourly in the first year of operation.
Primary Partners: Boston Public School system; the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission; the Statewide Head Injury Program; the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind; The Massachusetts Department of Mental Retardation; The Massachusetts Division of Employment and Training; and the Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents Workers Compensation
New Centers: (1) CTC located in Boston
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $300,000
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $459,442
39 First Street
Troy, NY 12180
Project Director: Frank San Felice, 845/229-8732, firstname.lastname@example.org
The program will serve 400 residents of the Taylor Apartments, a low-income public housing complex in Troy, New York. It will provide access to computers and technology, improve residents’ proficiency in the use of computers and technology, and provide opportunities for job training skills and academic improvement through technology-based learning programs and classes.
Primary Partners: Ark Community Center; Ark Community Charter School; Troy City
School District; Troy Housing Authority; and the Rensselear Polytechnic Institute.
New Centers: (1) Ark Community Technology Center
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $255,100.00
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $141,000.00
El Camino College
16007 Crenshaw Boulevard
Torrance, CA 90506-0002
Project Director: Patricia Caldwell, 310/660-3472, email@example.com The Inglewood Community Education and Technology Center network will provide basic computer training, free access and support to at least 1,000 low-income Inglewood residents who would otherwise have limited access to technology. The program will include education and training, relevant life-enhancing information, career planning and job seeking, and K-12 after-school support. There are 18 computer labs within Inglewood Unified School District that could potentially be opened to the public in the evenings and on weekends. To be able to effectively use the technology to improve their education and employability, adult community residents will need training and on-going support. That is why the other critical component of the project will be developing a training program for computer lab assistants, who will then provide the necessary support.
Primary Partners: Inglewood Unified School District; Inglewood One-Stop Career
Center; and Inglewood Public Library
New Centers: (2) Inglewood Community Education and Technology Centers (CETC), Inglewood; and Worthington Elementary School Computer Lab
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $199,771
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $299,564
El Centro, Inc.
650 Minnesota Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66101
Project Director: Ian Bautista, 913/281-1186, firstname.lastname@example.org This program will serve approximately 2,900 Hispanic residents of Kansas City, Kansas. All program services will be offered in a bilingual, bicultural environment. Expanding on existing programs and services, the center will offer courses and training in basic computer skills, Internet access and use, technology-based educational and employment opportunities, and open lab time to practice and improve computer skills. The program also will offer courses on resume building, web page design, budgeting and electronic communication. The expanded program will increase access for students seeking assistance with homework, general study purposes and educational resources found on the Internet.
Primary Partners: Unified School District 500; Kansas City Kansas Community College;
First Step Fund; and the Hispanic Economic Development Corporation.
New Centers: (1) Expand on existing services at the Macias Flores Family Center
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $147,416.00
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $51,476.00
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco
201 8th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103-3901
Project Director: Lisa Stringer, 415/487-3790, email@example.com
The Episcopal Community Services Skills Center for Adult Education, Training and Employment serves over 1,500 homeless and extremely low-income San Franciscans each year. Over 60 hours of classes and workshops are offered weekly at seven different sites in the city, including two homeless shelters and four supportive housing sites. The Skills Center’s range of open-entry, open-exit classes include beginning literacy, basic reading, writing and math, GED preparation, family literacy, computer skills, critical thinking, work/life skills, resume writing, interview skills, job searches and vocational training.
Primary Partners: Supportive Housing Employment Collaborative; the Homeless Employment Collaborative of the San Francisco Private Industry Council; For-profit/Not-for-profit partnership with CMP Media, Inc.; and volunteer tutors with the AOMA Starbucks outlet and Bank of America; Corporation for Supportive Housing
Expanded Center: (1) The Skills Center, San Francisco
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $203,241
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $578,635
Everett Community College
2000 Tower Street
Everett, WA 98201
Project Director: Bill Sperling, 425/388-9389, firstname.lastname@example.org This program will serve approximately 2,400 residents of economically distressed and under educated areas in urban, Everett and rural, Monroe Counties, and two rural tribal communities in Snohomish County, Washington. The program will provide adult education and literacy classes, introduction to computers, computer skills training, resume writing workshops, access to employment opportunities and career information.
Primary Partners: Tulalip Indian Tribe; Stillaguamish Indian Tribe; the Refugee Forum;
And the Monroe School District
New Centers: (5) Monroe Education Center, WorkSource at Everett Station, Everett
Community College Adult Education Center, Stillaguamish Tribal Center and the Tulalip Indian Reservation Education Center
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $242,655.00
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $116,845.00
Fairfax County Public Schools
10700 Page Avenue
Fairfax, VA 22030
Project Director: Francine Gallagher, 703/846-8620, email@example.com
By focusing on meeting the needs of a group of 87 families (approximately 235 people), the Families Centered on Technology Project develops a core community for the CTC. This grant directly supports the daily use of technology by providing wireless laptop capability and connectivity at home and at school. After-school sessions, summer sessions and access to an online community website will foster the development of a virtual and a real world community.
Primary Partners: EarthWalk Communications; Fairfax County Department of Family Services; United Community Ministries; George Mason University – Social Work Program; Fairfax County Office of Partnerships; Fairfax County Public Schools – Instructional Services Department; Fairfax County Public Schools – Department of Information Technology; and Woodley Hills Elementary School.
New Centers: (1) Families Centered on Technology Project, Woodley Hills Elementary School
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $217,939
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $333,212
Fairfax County Public Schools
10700 Page Avenue
Fairfax, VA 22030-4085
Project Director: Brandon Kosatka, 703/971-4651, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Franconia CTC (FCTC) after-hours program will promote the use of technology through training and access, not only for students, but also for their parents and the residents of this community of low-income and multiculturally diverse households. Essential program features include: 1) technology orientation for all students and community participants; 2) technology training for students and community participants; 3) academic support for students; 4) academic counseling and monitoring; 5) student homework club; 6) parent involvement and training; and 7) business community involvement. It is anticipated that 600 parents and students will receive services over the project period.
Primary Partners: FCTC is a formal collaboration between: Fairfax County Public Schools; the Edison pyramid of schools; the Center for Promoting Family Learning and Involvement; the Parent Resource Center; the Career Connection Office; the ESL and Adult ESL Offices; and Northern Virginia Regional Partnership.
New Centers: (1) Franconia CTC, Franconia Elementary School/Special Center
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $111,082
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $57,607
Fairfield Youth Advocacy, Inc.
405 North 2nd Street
P.O. Box 2065
Fairfield, IA 52556
Project Director: Lisa Robb, 641/472-9784, email@example.com This program will serve approximately 1,560 disadvantaged youth in southeast Iowa. It will provide free technical training that will lead to certification in four computer related areas: 1) Cisco Certified Network Professional; 2) Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer; 3) Basic Digital Film Production; and 4) Basic Web Design. Another component of the program will be the Career Lab and Employment Readiness Center, which will provide individual career counseling, workshops on job seeking skills, resume writing and career planning.
Primary Partner: Beatbox
New Centers: (1) Expansion of existing programs at the Beatbox Youth Center
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $300,000.00
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $117,075.00
Franklin County Public Schools
25 Bernard Road
Rocky Mount, VA 24151
Project Director: Sharlene Williamson, 540/483-5289, firstname.lastname@example.org This program will serve approximately 300 residents of Franklin County, Virginia, an economically distressed, rural community. It will provide access to computer technology and instruction on basic computer skills, GED preparation, use of the Internet and distance learning opportunities. The program will have a computer loan program for residents to use at home. Tutors and mentors will be available and a special training module will be created for the Hispanic population. The program also will expand the after-school program and encourage parents to take part in their children’s learning experience.
Primary Partners: Town of Rocky Mount, County of Franklin; Virginia Western
Community College; STEP, Inc.; Franklin County Business Development, Inc.; Rotary Club of Rocky Mount; Franklin County Chamber of Commerce; Mountain View Apartments; Cooper Woods Products; and the Newbold Corporation.
New Centers: (3) Franklin County Community Technology Center will be housed in the
Professional Development Center; 2 satellite centers: Rocky Mount Elementary School and Mountain View Apartments.
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $155,461.00
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $82,985.00