Project Director: Ms. Sandy Barton 307/855-2297, email@example.com The program will establish six strategically located CTC’s. The objectives of the project are to 1) integrate the centers into the school districts; 2) increase collaboration between school and community based organizations; 3) empower the community to become involved in the technology training process; 4) provide computer training that leads to reduced unemployment; and 5) ensure that the program continues beyond the grant. The centers will provide access to computer training for adults, school age children, teachers and businesses, serving a minimum of 1,350 individuals during the coming year.
Primary Partners: Central Wyoming College, Fremont School Districts #: 1, 2, 6, 21, 24, 26, and 38; Microsoft Corporation; United States Senator Michael B. Enzi; Wyoming Business Council, State of Wyoming Department of Employment; Fremont County Youth Opportunity Alliance; Shoshone Public Library; Shoshoni Recreation District #24; Shoshoni Senior Citizens; Boys and Girls Club, Town of Shoshoni
New Centers: (6) three to be located at Indian Schools on the Wind River Indian Reservation, two in the surrounding communities and one lead center at Central Wyoming College.
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $253,810
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $357,350
Future Teachers of Chicago/Illinois
513 West 72nd Street
Chicago, IL 60621-3018
Project Director: Ruth E. Gibson, 773/651-0954, firstname.lastname@example.org
Future Teachers of Chicago and Illinois (FTCI) with the primary partners have established a project entitled Learning is Fun Through Technology (LIFTT). The three CTCs are located in three low income communities in Chicago. The overall goal of LIFTT is to provide access to state of the art technology for families of low income communities. Pre-kindergarten computer awareness classes are designed to reach 25 children at each center. After School Technology classes for K-8 grade expect to provide classes for 500 students over the course of a year. Technology classes for high school and college students will be offered to a total of 75 students. Other programs include Saturday Workshops, Summer Technology Camps for grades K-8, Technology classes for senior citizens, and Open Lab in the evenings and on the weekends. The LIFTT program will serve an estimated 1,000 students and adults over the course of a year.
Primary Partners: City Colleges of Chicago; Bessemer Park of the Chicago Park District;
New Centers: (3) One located in the North Lawndale Community on the west side
of Chicago, one in the Riverdale community at Altgeld Gardens, the
largest public housing community in Chicago and the third in the
South Chicago Community.
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $271,948
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $88,017
Grand Rapids Cable Access
dba Community Media Center
711 Bridge NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504-5560
Project Director: Dirk W. Koning, 616/459-4788, email@example.com
The Community Media Center (CMC) will equip a mobile CTC that will respond to needs for technology education from several areas of the community. In its weekly scheduled visits to inner-city and other schools, community centers, and neighborhood associations, CMC’s Mobile Media Laboratory (MML) will provide access to computers and the Internet, to digital video cameras and non-linear video editing programs, and to e-learning courses on the use of media tools, provided in both English and Spanish. The MML Project will work to improve literacy skills, to enhance existing school and after-school academic programs, to remove barriers and embarrassment for adults who are “technology have nots” so they can derive benefits from technology and to integrate CMC and MML services into a broader community plan. The CMC anticipates providing regularly scheduled, direct multi-media training for a minimum of 800 people.
Primary Partners: Grand Rapids Public Schools.
New Centers: (1) Mobile Media Laboratory.
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $234,000
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $218,000
Greater Washington Urban League
3501 14th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20010
Project Director: Charlene McLeod, 202/291-1230, firstname.lastname@example.org This program will provide service to approximately 4,600 low-income residents in the District of Columbia who have limited access to technology. It will provide work readiness training, job related computer instruction, after school programs, A+ certification and small business development classes. It will also establish a resource library and family literacy services for individuals and families.
Primary Partners: Howard University Small Business Development Center; Power Up
Initiative; America OnLine; National Urban League’s Helping Hands Org.; America’s Promise; Verizon; AT&T; and Microsoft.
New Centers: (3) Expanding on existing programs at the Technology Training Center,
Brookland Manor PowerUp Center and the GWUL/AT&T Digital Campus
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $295,103.00
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $153,956.00
Hands on Miami
3250 S.W. Third Avenue
Miami, FL 33129
Project Director: Julie A. Moxley, 305/646-7202, Julie@handsonmiami.org This program will serve approximately 600 low-income residents of Miami-Dade County, Florida. This program will expand the existing services and operating hours of four computer centers in economically depressed areas that are underutilized because of the hours of operation and/or cost. In addition to extending the hours of operation to increase access, the program will provide instruction on basic computer skills, educational tutorials, literacy training and provide access to web-based programs and classes.
Primary Partners: Bank of America; The City of Homestead Police Department;
Homestead/Florida City Weed and Seed; Horace Mann Middle Community School; Human Services Coalition; Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce; People’s Portal; Regis House; Union Planters Bank; and the Virtual Adult Registration Center.
New Centers: (4) Expand on existing programs at Homestead/Florida City Weed and
Seed; The Gardens Apartments; Horace Mann Middle Community School; and Regis House.
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $229,387.00
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $100,023.00
High Plains Regional Education Cooperative
130 Park Avenue
Raton, NM 87740
Project Director: Dr. Peggy Poling, 505/374-2139, email@example.com This program will serve approximately 875 low-income residents of three extremely rural counties in northeastern New Mexico. The program will create portable community technology centers to take technology to those who do not have access and the remoteness of their communities act as another barrier to the use of computers and the Internet. Through the use of portable computer laptops, the program will provide technology skills for upper division high school students, recent high school graduates and adults seeking employment or information on career opportunities. It also will provide opportunities for distance learning and increase technology skills for small business owners, agriculturalists/ranchers and professionals.
Primary Partners: The School Districts of Cimarron, Clayton, Des Moines, Maxwell,
Mosquero, Raton, Roy and Springer; and the New Mexico State Department of Education.
New Centers: Laptops will be used as portable CTC’s
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $299,506.00
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $1,555,303.00