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National Homes Trust


12400 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 980

Los Angeles, CA 90025


Project Director: Susan Nakaoka, 310/207-9056, snakaoka@nht.org
A current CTC grantee, National Homes Trust (NHT) has successfully opened a CTC in Washington DC and will use its expertise to develop a “computer lending program” to enhance the work at NHT’s Campus of Opportunity sites in Pittsburgh, PA, Louisville, KY, and Lanham, MD. Typically located in a housing development, program activities will include expansion of existing CTC reach through new classes, computer terminals and computer lending and the development of customized modules for Adults, Youth and Elderly. It is anticipated that 75 seniors, 12 adults, and 52 youth will participate in the computer lending program.
Project Partners: Glenarden Campus of Opportunity in Landover, MD: Resident Council; J.J. Heritage Community Development Corporation; Ice Tech; Even Start; and Glenarden Senior Services Department.

Second East Hills Campus of Opportunity in Pittsburgh, PA: East Hills Residents Community Board; Second East Hills Social Service Agency; East Hills International Academy; and Community College of Allegheny County.

Louisville Campus of Opportunity in the Russell Neighborhood, KY: Christ Church Community Development Corporation; Housing Authority of Louisville – Shepherd Square Resident Advisory Council; Space Scan Technologies; Louisville Central Community Center; and Dress for Success.
Expanded Centers: (3)Glenarden Campus of Opportunity in Landover, MD; Second East Hills Campus of Opportunity in Pittsburgh, PA; Louisville Campus of Opportunity in the Russell Neighborhood, Louisville, KY
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $300,000

Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $172,476


National Telephone Cooperative Association (NTCA)

4121 Wilson Boulevard, 10th Floor

Arlington, VA 22203
Project Director: Maria Kendro, 703/351-2011, mkendro@ntca.org
This program will serve Native Americans on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, which has a population of over 5,000. Computers will be used to provide education and training that will improve work skills and offer technology certification programs. The program will focus on job preparation and skills training, personal financial management, maximizing accessibility for the entire community and outreach to enhance utilization of available resources. The program also will focus on serving the needs of women by encouraging their participation in the activities of the center.
Primary Partners: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Telephone Authority and

Lakota Technologies; Si Tanka/Huron University; Cheyenne River Cisco Systems Networking Academy; Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Authority; and the Cheyenne River Housing Authority.


New Centers: (1) Eagle Butte
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $195,326.00

Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $143,954.00


Neighborhood House, Inc.

1218 B Street

Wilmington, DE 19801
Project Director: Arthur W. Boswell, 302/652-3928, aboswell@neighborhoodhse.org
The goal of the Family Technology Center is to provide instruction for computer and Internet literacy skills to a minimum of 200 Southbridge students and 100 adults; to provide computer-based supplemental tutoring in reading, writing and math to a minimum of 100 Southbridge students; to train a minimum of 10 area residents to serve as computer trainers for any interested area resident; and to provide free computer access to the Southbridge community for 40 hours per week beginning in January, 2002.
Primary Partners: Christina School District and BoardRoom Presentations, Inc.
New Center: Neighborhood House, Inc., Family Technology Center, Wilmington
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $191,465

Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $300,000


New Rochelle Municipal Housing Authority

50 Sickles Avenue

New Rochelle, NY 10801-4029
Project Director: Steven D. Horton, 914/235-1717, nrmha@nrmha.org
The Housing Authority will initiate, enhance and expand computer training to its residents and to the surrounding community. It will provide computer technology centers at its four sites (housing developments). After-school activities will be enhanced and expanded through a “Computer Training Program” conducted at the two family complexes. Adult education and family literacy activities will be conducted at the neighboring Frederick Douglas Institute, in cooperation with Audrey Cohen College, by means of a new computer training program. This specially structured program will enable students to achieve advanced computer software and hardware certification which will be a “pathway” to greater employment possibilities, as well as increasing the opportunity, on a priority basis, to attend Audrey Cohen College. The programs will be open to the entire community of approximately 15,000 people.
Primary Partners: Audrey Cohen College; Frederick Douglas Institute
Expanded Centers: (4) Four CTCs in housing developments administered and managed Rochelle Municipal Housing Authority, New Rochelle, NY
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $143,040

Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $84,600


Nine Star Enterprises, Inc.

125 West Fifth Avenue

Anchorage, AK 99501-2521
Project Director: David S. Alexander, 907/279-7827, davida@ninestar.com
The Nine StarT-UP Project serves the residents of Mountain View and Russian Jack Park in the Municipality of Anchorage, AK. The project’s areas of emphasis include: adult Education and Family Literacy; After-School Activities; Career Development/Job Preparation and Lifelong Learning Opportunities. Activities include: instructing adult basic education; GED preparation; and English literacy – as well as basic and advanced computer skills; using computer-assisted learning units to prepare for the test of U.S. citizenship; and workshops on writing resumes, letters of inquiry, and cover letters. It is estimated that 1,500 people will successfully participate in the program.
Primary Partners: Include Mountain View YMCA; Mountain View Clark Middle School; Mountain View Elementary School; Russian Jack schools served by 21st Century Community Learning Center grant; Mountain View Boys and Girls Club; Russian Jack Anchorage Literacy Project; Russian Jack/ Mountain View Digital Divide Project.
Expanded Centers:(6) The six Nine StarT-UP Project Technology Centers are located at: the Mountain View Boys and Girls Club, Mountain View YMCA, Clark Middle School, Anchorage Literacy Project, Anchorage Job Center-Mountain View, and Mountain View Kids’ Kitchen, Anchorage Alaska
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $147,999

Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $44,399


Northeast Mississippi Business Incubation System, Inc.

1828 Proper Street

Corinth, MS 38835
Project Director: Ray McClellan, 662/297-4369, nembis@tsixroads.com
The Tech-Connect project is expected to offer 1,000 students, 100 “out-of-school” youth, and 900 adults in rural Alcorn County technological, educational, career, and cultural enrichment opportunities. A comprehensive array of services will include: technology-based training, career counseling, and GED preparation for adults; extended-day and summer technology-based tutorial and enrichment services for students; and technology/vocational classes for high school students, “out of school” youth, and adults.
Primary Partners: Alcorn School District; The Alliance; Boys & Girls Club of Corinth;

Mississippi State University Extension Service/Alcorn County Office;

Crossroads Reading Council; Alcorn Vocational Technical Center; Corinth – Alcorn County Project Homestead; the 40 Assets Initiative of Corinth & Alcorn County
New and Expanded Centers:

(1) New: NEMBIS, Alcorn County. Expanded: services will also be provided/expanded at 6 school sites, at the Boys and Girls Club of Corinth (will also expand program by using a mobile unit) and the Alcorn Vocational-Technical Center.


Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $187,122

Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $179,525


Nueva Esperanza, Inc.

401 Main Street

Holyoke, MA 01040
Project Director: Carlos Vega, 413/533-9442, neihousing@Juno.com
This program will serve approximately 4,400 low-income, predominately Latino residents of Holyoke, Massachusetts. It will provide access to computers and technology-based education for residents and households that typically do not have computers. Programs at the centers will include alternative education and career development for at-risk teens and young adults, adult education, career development and job preparation.
Primary Partners: Hampshire College; University of Massachusetts Extension; Holyoke

Youth Task Force; Holyoke Health Planning Commission; Puerto Rican Cultural Center; Holyoke Chamber of Commerce; and the Holyoke Economic Development and Industrial Council.


New Centers: (9) El Arco Iris/YouthBuild; Greater Holyoke Youth Services Corps; Girls, Inc.; YMCA; Nuestras Raices; Jarvis Heights Apartments; Sargeant West Apartments; Riverplace Apartments; Northeast Apartments

Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $299,910.00

Total projected non-federal match: 1 year, $19,200.00
Okay Public Schools

P.O. Box 830

Okay, OK 74446
Project Director: Susan Clark & Marty Walker, 918/682-0371, okaynet@intellex.com
This program will serve approximately 364 residents of the Okay Schools District, a low-income, rural community in Wagoner County, Oklahoma. It will offer classes in basic computer skills, technology-based math and reading remediation, word processing and access to the Internet for the adult community. The program also will provide a summer computer camp for students entering the 7th, 8th, and 9th grade classes.
Primary Partners: Okay Schools Board of Education
New Centers: (1) Okay Public Schools Library
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $108,415.00

Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $56,539.00


Orchard View Public Schools

2310 Marquette Avenue

Muskegon, MI 49442-1409
Project Director: Patricia Walstra, 231/760-1350, pwalstra@remc4.k12.mi.us
Two Orchard View Community Technology Centers will be established in the Orchard View School District. The children, youth, adults, and families served at these centers will represent a diverse population. A five-station “Computers to Go” program will be developed with the goal of reaching senior citizens through existing senior citizen programs within the Orchard View School District. Activities and services will include an endless array of opportunities such as job searches, career pathway exploration, online GED 2002 Preparation, high school and college courses, application of productivity software, web page design, video production technology, e-mail, and instruction about Internet access. It is anticipated that the program will serve 950 people.
Primary Partners: Muskegon Intermediate School District; Muskegon Township Supervisor; Baker College; Muskegon County Mental Health Services; Orchard View Schools’ Technology Department; Orchard View Schools’ Business and Industry Program; Orchard View Schools Superintendent; and the Orchard View School’s Workforce Development Center.
New Centers: (3) Orchard View Community Center, Orchard View Learning Center, and Orchard View Early Childhood Center and a five station “Computers to Go” center.
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $300,000

Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $137,540


PACER Center, Inc.

8161 Normandale Boulevard

Minneapolis, MN 55437
Project Director: Paula F. Goldberg, 952/828-9000, pgoldberg@pacer.org
This program will serve approximately 500 low-income residents of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The program will expand on existing services at Banneker School and Waite House to increase access to information technology and related educational programs. It will provide training on basic computer skills, adult literacy and education, access and use of the Internet and free workshops and meetings on technology in economically distressed communities that could potentially reach hundreds more. Materials for some of the programs will be available in Hmong, Somalian and Spanish.
Primary Partners: Banneker School; Minneapolis Public Schools; Pillsbury United

Communities; African American Family Services; YWCA; Lao Parent Teacher Association; Phillips Community Initiative for Children; Somali Community Services; Eden Women Shelter; Simpson Housing Services; Centro Cultural Chicano; and Reuben Lindh Family Center.


New Centers: (2) Expand the services at Banneker School and Waite House
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $215,000.00

Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $92,760.00


Pacific Business Insights, Inc.

89-1259 Mamalahoa Highway

Captain Cook, HI 96704
Project Director: Sajean E. Geer, 808/328-9981, jsgeer@shaka.com
This program will serve approximately 1,250 residents in five economically distressed rural communities on the island of Hawaii. Technology-based educational materials will be custom designed and developed to overcome participant retention barriers. The program will provide access to technology and computers, technology-based self-employment and/or employment opportunities, and the use of computers and the Internet as a tool for learning.
Primary Partner: Simple Office Solutions
New Centers: (5) Puna Enterprise Zone; Ka’u Enterprise Zone; South Kona Enterprise

Zone; North Kohala Enterprise Zone; and Kamakua Enterprise Zone.


Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $298,950.00

Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $317,507.00


Palmetto Project Inc.

P.O. Box 506

Charleston, SC 29402
Project Director: Stephen L. Skardon, Jr., 843/577-4122, palmpro@bellsouth.net
The Charleston County Community Technology Centers’ project will provide essential computer competency skills to employable adults and their children at three sites. More than 85% of the populations served by the sites are racial minorities. Participating adults and their children in the fourth grade and above will be trained in generic computer competency and a specially designed, 52-hour course in eight basic completer programs including Word and Excel. Adult participants in the course will receive a free computer for use in their homes. It is anticipated that 450 adults will graduate and find employment upon completion of CTC computer literacy classes and that 2,000 youth under age 18 will participate in some CTC activity.
Primary Partners: Trident Technical College; Agape Ministries in the Enterprise Community; the Community Foundation Serving Coastal South Carolina; the Volunteer Center of Charleston; the Charleston County Family Court; Maritime Association (representing 150 local businesses)
New Centers: (3) CTC at Eastside Center for Human Concerns, CTC at Alice Birney Middle School, CTC Site at Haut Gap Middle School
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $179,881

Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $197,500





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