Project Director: Mary Anne R. Ramirez, 413/533-3647, marCCs@hampshire.edu
The Holyoke CTC is a community based initiative sponsored by Light of Restoration Ministries, Inc. It has as its initial goals: 1) adult basic education, GED, ESL, and parenting classes; 2) youth development; 3) job training and career development; and 4) Public Access and Open Lab Time that includes family computer literacy, computer based health library, family programming, school support for children, and civic and corporate use. It is anticipated the CTC will have an initial membership of 150 adults and 300 children.
Primary Partners: University of Massachusetts; Amherst, Hampshire College; Holyoke Children’s Museum; Massachusetts Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children; Arbor House Transitional Treatment Center; The Care Center; Centro De Educacion, Prevencion; Y Accion (CEPA); Loredo House; Holyoke Public Schools; Enlase Familia; Holyoke Planning Commission; Holyoke Consumer Health Library Project; Friendly’s Corporation
New Centers: The Holyoke CTC
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $300,000
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $0
Literacy Works, Inc.
9100 Franklin Square Drive
Baltimore, MD 21237
Project Director: Helene Hahn Waranch, 410/887-2001, email@example.com This program will serve approximately 250 residents of the Villages of Huntington, Randallstown, Baltimore County, Maryland, an economically distressed urban community. The program will provide access to computers for students and adults. Laptops will be available for adult students with barriers to use of computers in the center. There will be a focus on computer-assisted instruction, web delivered curriculum and individualized learning plans for each participant.
Primary Partners: The Community College of Baltimore County; Office of Community
Conservation; and PlayKeepers.
New Centers: Expand upon an existing program at the Adult Literacy Center
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $204,642.00
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $103,792.00
Long Beach City School District
235 Lido Boulevard
Long Beach, NY 11561-5093
Project Director: Maryann Norcott, 516/897-2111, firstname.lastname@example.org
The CTC of Long Beach’s (CTCLB) program is expected to serve 1,500 people. The goal is to expand the Long Beach Adult Learning ACCESS Centers’ (ALAC) mission to empower those they serve through technology to reach their greatest potential as learners, parents, consumers, and citizens. The CTCLB will consist of a site-based computer lab and a Mobile Community Outreach Lab. These labs will provide open computer time as well as educational, employment, computer literacy, family literacy and intergenerational activities.
Primary Partners: Head Start; Project Challenge; The One Stop Center; Chamber of Commerce Long Beach Public Library; REAP
New Centers: (2) A site-based CTC and a Mobile Community Outreach Lab.
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $200,000
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $117,781
Macon County Board of Education
Oglethorpe, GA 31068-0488
Project Director: Mickey George, 912/472-8188, email@example.com Enhancing IT Learning in Macon County with The Road Scholar, this program will serve five rural public schools. It plans to serve 300 students by 2003 and 300 community members. To increase technological learning in Macon County the school district is contracting with Georgia Tech Universities’ Center for Rehab Tech to bring their mobile computer-learning bus: The Road Scholar, to Macon County. Participants will enhance their IT skills by using the research-based literacy curriculum, Learning For Life and Desktop Publishing. The program will also afford the opportunity to improve job skills, set up small businesses, and interact with local businesses and agencies to support and enhance lifestyle.
Primary Partners: The Macon County Board of Education; Georgia Institute of Technology; Fort Valley State University; Chamber of Commerce; Small Business Development Center; The Georgia Department of Labor; City of Oglethorpe; The Literacy Council of Macon County Inc.; Montezuma Public Library; Weyerhauser; Flint Area Consolidated Housing Authority; Flint River Community Hospital; Agrilink
Centers: The Road Scholar, Mobile computer learning bus from Georgia Tech
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $297,271
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $683,477
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Project Director: Patricia Bennett, 410/767-0168, firstname.lastname@example.org The project will establish four new CTCs within four existing community based organizations to serve minority and low-income households with low literacy levels from 10 neighborhoods in Baltimore, MD. These programs will serve 2,541 individuals during the coming year. The project has three sets of planned activities. First, each center will provide adult basic education and computer and Internet skills, preparation for GED tests, and career development. Second, the centers will provide professional development to teachers on using technology for instruction. And third, the centers will implement distance learning courses.
Primary Partners: Baltimore READS; The Learning Bank; South Baltimore Learning Center and South East Community Organization/Learning Is For Tomorrow (LIFT)
New Centers: (4) Baltimore READS; The Learning Bank; South Baltimore Learning Center; and South East Community Organization/ Learning Is For Tomorrow (Lift)
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $198,000
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $275,223
Massachusetts Community Action Program Directors’ Association (MASSCAP)
105 Chauncy Street
Boston, MA 02111
Project Director: Joseph P. Diamond, 617/357-6086, email@example.com MASSCAP is the association for the state’s 25 Community Action Agencies that combined, serve over 300,000 low-income people each year. This program will upgrade existing services at five of the centers to include adult/family literacy, after-school activities, career development and employment training, and small business development. The program will provide projects with education and technical assistance, build links to statewide groups and facilitate information-sharing and joint problem solving among all projects.
Primary Partners: Greater Lawrence Community Action Council; North Shore
Community Action Programs, Inc.; Tri-City Community Action Program, Inc.; Franklin Community Action Corporation, Inc.; and Valley Opportunity Council.
New Centers: (5) Expand upon existing programs at five CAA’s.
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $262,000.00
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $148,093.00
McCurtain County Educational Co-op
103 N.E. Avenue A
Idabel, OK 74745
Project Director: Sonny Victor, 580/286-3344, firstname.lastname@example.org This program will serve approximately 1,330 students and adults in the Southeast Oklahoma Enterprise Community. This community is described as one of the most depressed in the US. Expanding on an existing program, it will provide access to educational programs, employment opportunities and training and small business opportunities.
Primary Partners: Idabel Minority Action Committee; Booker T. Washington
Community Center; and the Southeastern Oklahoma Enterprise Community.
New Centers: Expand on existing program at Booker T. Washington Community
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $209,596.00
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $76,170.00 (in kind)
Mercy Housing Southwest
601 E. 18th Avenue
Denver, CO 80203-1493
Project Director: Diane Baker, 303/830-3431, email@example.com Mercy Housing SouthWest (MHSW) will expand its CTCs in six affordable-housing properties located in Arizona and Colorado. The CTCs are part of the MHSW Family Learning Centers formed to serve low-income residents of Mercy Housing properties and those living in the surrounding economically-disadvantaged communities. Building on the success of the existing labs, the project will provide expanded open lab time and new programming, offering a variety of activities to promote the use of technology in adult education/family literacy and after-school programs. During the project period, it is anticipated that approximately 21,000 visits will be made to the Family Learning Centers.
Primary Partners: Established collaborations exist at each property and are unique, based on the history and proximity of certain organizations to the properties. Every site has existing relationships between neighboring schools, MHSW staff and Community and Resident Initiatives (CRI) leaders
Expanded Centers: (6) Mercy Court Apartments (AZ); Villas de Merced (AZ); Wishing Well II Apartments (AZ); Decatur Place Apartments (CO); Grace
Apartments (CO); and Holly Park Apartments (CO)
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $283,942
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $170,884
Mi Casa Resource Center for Women, Inc.
Denver, CO 80204
Project Director: Gayle Warner, 303/573-1302, firstname.lastname@example.org This program will serve approximately 1,300 low-income residents of predominately Latino communities in Denver and Pueblo, Colorado. It will expand on existing services and increase access to computer technology and the Internet, as well as offer computer skills training for those who have had little or no access. Job preparation, entrepreneurial and career development training for English and Spanish speaking adults will be offered, in addition to after-school activities that will include technology-based courses to improve academic performance and career guidance. Program materials will be translated into Spanish for greater ease of instruction.
Primary Partners: Open World Leaning; Escuela Tlatelolco; and the OMNI Institute.
New Centers: (4) Mi Casa Galapago, West Denver; Mi Casa Knox Court, Southwest
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $300,000.00
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, 265,019.00
Milwaukee Public Schools
5225 West Vliet Street
Milwaukee, WI 53208
Project Director: Susan Stuckert, 414/475-8639, email@example.com This program will target students in grades 9-12 and adults in the neighborhoods where the CTC’s are located in the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. These neighborhoods are predominately African American communities that have been subjected to high crime rates, low-incomes and poor academic achievement. The program will expand on Community Learning Center programs and provide additional activities for youth in the after-school programs, literacy and basic skills development, and computer skills for adults through education and training programs in cooperation with the Milwaukee Public Library.
Primary Partner: The Conover Company
New Centers (7) North Division High School; South Division High School; Washington
High School; Riverside High School; Milwaukee High School of the Arts; Hamilton High School; and Marshall High School.
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $299,999.00
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $150,000.00
Mimbres Valley Learning Center
P.O. Drawer 551
Deming, NM 88031
Project Director: Elizabeth Burr, 505/469-0682, firstname.lastname@example.org This program will serve approximately 400 residents of two rural and extremely isolated communities in Luna County in southwestern New Mexico. The program will, through the use of technology, provide access to basic adult education and English classes, job skills training and access to the Internet for students and small business owners. The program also will offer distance-learning opportunities for those adults wanting degree programs and advanced degree opportunities for professional adults. The program will help connect these rural and isolated communities to the rest of the world.
Primary Partners: Dona Ana Community College; Western New Mexico University;
Deming Public Schools; H.E.L.P./R.O.Y.A.; and New Mexico Works/New Mexico Department of Labor.
New Centers: (2) Expansion of services at Mimbres Valley Learning Center and
Construction of new center in the village of Columbus
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $255,428.00
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $84,734.00