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Hmong MN Pacific Association


965 Payne Avenue, Suite 102

Saint Paul, MN 55101-3967

Project Director: Eng T. Herr, 651/778-8937, engtherr@yahoo.com
Through the Pilot Workforce Development Project, Hmong Minnesota Pacific Association, Inc. (HMPA) will create a model for providing culturally appropriate access to education and training in computer applications for the at-risk Hmong population in the core urban neighborhood of the East Side of St. Paul, Minnesota. The program will serve low-income unemployed and/or underemployed members of the Hmong community who are seeking to enhance their employment and job seeking skills and to pursue work opportunities. In addition, this project will help address the very real problem of “social isolation” faced by many Hmong adults. The program will integrate computer skills into the agency’s: after-school enrichment activities for children and teens; career development and job preparation programming for teens and adults; intergenerational family enrichment activities for children and families; and family literacy, and English language support services. Over 150 people are expected to be served by the project.
Primary Partners: Payne Phalen Multi-Cultural Work Resource Hub
New Centers: (1) Hmong Minnesota Pacific Association CTC, East Side St. Paul,
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $82,820

Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $58,080


Huntington Beach Adult School

Huntington Beach Union High School District

16666 Tunstall Lane

Huntington Beach, CA 92647


Project Director: Marilyn Palomino, 714/847-2873, mpalomino@hbuhsd.k12.ca.us
This program will serve approximately 300 students in the Oak View community in Huntington Beach, California, where 91% of the student’s parents did not graduate from high school and 55% did not complete the 6th grade. The program will offer access to technological resources and enhance the language skills and education of adults by providing technology-based and technology-assisted learning. It will provide assistance in the use of information technology to help children with schoolwork and create awareness of other educational opportunities.
Primary Partners: Huntington Beach High School District Adult School; Ocean View

School District; and the City of Huntington Beach.


New Centers: (1) Oak View Preschool and Education Resource Center
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $250,000.00

Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $156,453.00


Jefferson County Public Schools

VanHoose Education Center

P.O. Box 34020

Louisville, KY 40232


Project Director: Julie Scoskie, 502/485-3400, jscoskie@adulted.win.net
This program will serve approximately 2,500 residents of two public housing communities in the inner-city of Louisville, Kentucky. It will provide access to computer technology and training during and after school hours. It will also demonstrate the value of technology in learning, enhance job readiness skills and help raise the level of awareness of other opportunities through technology.
Primary Partners: The Adult Education Advisory Council; Kentucky Department for

Adult Education and Literacy; Louisville Enterprise Community Executive Board; Service Corp of Retired Entrepreneurs; City of Louisville Office for International and Cultural Affairs; Neighborhood Places; KentuckianaWORKS; Career Resources, Inc.; Small Business Development Center; Project LINK; Housing Authority of Louisville; and the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club.


New Centers: (2) Park DuValle Education Center and Ahrens Education Center
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $251,560.00

Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $116,713.00


Jobs For Progress, Inc. – Fresno County SER

407 S. Clovis, Suite 109

Fresno, CA 93727
Project Director: Rebecca Mendibles 559/452-0881, bmendibles.sefresno@netzero.net
SER-Jobs for Progress, Inc. plans to operate a 12-month SER-Rural Technology Center (SER-RTC) program in the City of Orange Cove, in rural Fresno County, CA. SER-RTC will develop programs to serve the various community groups as follows 1) the business community will be offered business planning and loan application software; 2) seniors will have access to computers with Internet capacity and e-mail accounts; 3) California Employment Development Dept. will help the unemployed via online services;

4) University of California Cooperative Extension will aid residents with careers in agriculture; 5) high school dropouts will have access to computerized (GED preparation classes); 6) computerized classes will assist teenage parents develop parenting and job skills; 7) an After-School program will offer children educational and entertainment activities and 8) pre-school children will be provided access to age-appropriate software. The project is planned to reach 1,730 people in its initial year.


Primary Partners: SBA SCORE program; the Valley Small Business Development Center; the Central California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and State Center Community College District; and Agencies located at the California State University, Fresno
New Centers: (3) Core Center: Victor P. Lopez Rural Development Job Training Center; Orange Cove; Satellite locations will also be used. Initially, one site will be at the Senior Center, Orange Cove and the others at two early childhood development center programs
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $271,101

Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $103,304


Julia C. Hester House, Inc.

2020 Solo Street

Houston, TX 77020-4293
Project Director: Maryland Ray, 713/672-2573, rjames@veriomail.com
The Julia C. Hester House, Inc. (Hester House) a United Way Agency will expand and improve its existing High-Tech Academy (begun in 1997) as a pre-college initiative to 48 minority student participants from local elementary, middle and high schools. As a CTC the agency and partners will expose, guide and prepare students at an early age from grades K-12 for leadership, college and professional careers in Mathematics, Science and Engineering. The primary objective for the program is to advance disenfranchised youngsters and to help them learn and develop high-technology skills through multimedia technology classes. The program’s ultimate goal is to promote college readiness and career preparation skills to “first-time college goers” on a reciprocal basis beginning with elementary students to high school students.
Primary Partners: Texas Southern University Department of Technology, Houston; Independent School District’s Communities in Schools
Expanded Centers: (1) The High Tech Academy, Julia C. Hester House, Houston, TX
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $180,000

Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $173,330


L.A. Lee Family YMCA of Broward County

408 NW 14th Terrace

Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311
Project Director: Alan M. McLeod, 954/467-2444, amcleod@ymcabroward.org
The L.A. Lee Family YMCA of Broward County’s CTC will serve approximately 450 youth and adults who have computer skills ranging from novice to advanced. The YMCA integrates all of the following in its CTC Program: instruction, assessment, professional development, neighborhood involvement and community outreach. The program will address adult education and family literacy, after-school activities and career development and job placement.
Primary Partners: Paine Webber; Sun Sentinel Newspaper; Kids in Distress; Broward Partners Act (Homeless Shelters); Broward Sheriff Office; North Broward Hospital District
New Centers: (1) L.A. Lee Family YMCA of Broward County, 408 NW 14th

Terrace, Ft. Lauderdale


Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $177,950

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


Lewis and Clark Community College

5800 Godfrey Road

Godfrey, IL 62035-2466
Project Director: Valorie Harris, 618/468-4100, vharis@lc.cc.il.us
Lewis & Clark Community College will establish four model CTCs to offer computer-based adult education and family literacy services, after-school activities for children, career development and job preparation activities, and small business activities to the economically and educationally disadvantaged populations of Alton, East Alton, Glen Carbon and Royal Lakes Village. The Alton and East Alton CTC will serve 200 new students/clients.
Primary Partners: Glen-Ed Community Hope, Inc.; London Simmons, Mayor of the Royal Lakes Community; Michael Gray, Superintendent of East Alton Elementary School District #13; James Baiter, Superintendent of Alton Community Unit School District #11; Ed Hightower, Superintendent of Edwardsville School District #7
New Centers: (4) Two of the CTCs will be located in existing Adult Education Centers in Alton and East Alton; the other two will be in Glen Carbon and Royal Lakes Village
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $281,554

Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $147,868





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