Project Director: Mike Flores, 210/921-5302, firstname.lastname@example.org The overall goals of El Pueblo CTC are expected to alleviate and/or fulfill the needs of approximately 1,000 target area residents with regard to career, educational, health and technological literacy. The program will provide training in computer literacy, adult literacy classes (Adult Basic Education, English as a Second or Other Language, and GED) with a health-specific content, and computer based training in the target area to individuals interested in pursuing non-credit certification as a teacher’s aide. A Mobile Computer Lab will be established to travel to various sites in the target area community.
Primary Partners: Palo Alto College; Bexar County Federal Teachers Credit Union;
Wesley Community Centers; Juvenile Outreach Vocational Education Network; Jourdanton Independent School District; Floresville Independent School District; Palo Alto Community Coalition
New Centers: (1) El Pueblo CTC, located in the El Pueblo Community Center
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $274,787
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year $445,916
Paterson, NJ 07505
Project Director: Janice Peters, 973/684-5656, email@example.com Through a network of six CTC sites located strategically throughout Passaic, the project will serve 1,045 low-income residents. Local residents will participate in after-school, ESL-literacy, and job skills training activities. The population will include at-risk children and youth ages 6-16, single mothers, limited English proficient adults, unemployed and underemployed adults, battered and abused women, welfare to work participants, children and adults with special needs, and drug and alcohol dependent youth and adults. The project will demonstrate the educational effectiveness of technology in helping low-income residents achieve necessary skills in problem solving, teamwork, communication, decision-making, and technology.
Primary Partners: Paterson Board of Education; Paterson Public Library System; Boys and Girls Club of Paterson; Women in Transition; Paterson Education Fund; Cisco Networking Academy; Paterson Public School #4, #14, and #17; Eva’s Village; the College Bound Program of Passaic County Community College; HOPE worldwide; Oasis, a Haven for Women and Children
New Centers: (6) Paterson CTC at Passaic County Community College (Hub Site); Boys and Girls Club CTC; Northside CTC at School #4; Main Branch CTC at the Paterson Library; South Paterson CTC at the Paterson Library (local branch); and Great Falls CTC at the Paterson Library (Totowa branch).
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $191,368
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $331,529
People Assisting the Homeless (P.A.T.H.)
340 Madison Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Project Director: Martin A. Gordon, 323/850-4072, firstname.lastname@example.org This program will serve approximately 750 homeless and very low-income individuals each year, 7% of whom are veterans in Los Angeles County, California. It will provide an introduction to computers, basic education classes, computer-based job search and job training education and exposure to technology in the workplace. The program seeks to provide access to computers for the homeless and at-risk individuals and help them find permanent, stable employment, save money, secure housing and empower their lives.
Primary Partners: Los Angeles Unified School District Hollywood Community Adult
School; CalWORKS GAIN and GR; Employment Development Department; Department of Labor; and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
New Centers: (1) Technology Learning Center, The New Regional Homeless Center under construction)
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $281,275.00
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $468,909.00
Pittsburg Pre-School & Community Council
1760 Chester Drive
Pittsburg, CA 94565
Project Director: Carla Piper, 925/439-2061, email@example.com This program will serve approximately 3,000 low-income, at risk residents of two communities, Pittsburg and Bay Point, in northern California. The program has three components: 1) adult education and family literacy to assist adults in obtaining a high school equivalency certificate; 2) after-school and summer programs to help children through the use of technology to improve test scores; and 3) career development and job preparation by developing computer skills.
Primary Partners: California State University at Hayward; Child Development Center;
Christ is the Answer; City of Pittsburg; Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors; Contra Costa County Board of Education; Contra Costa County Mental Health, Department of Social Services; El Pueblo Housing; Employment Development Department; First Baptist Church; Governor’s 15% Welfare-to-Work Program; Head Start; Los Medanos Community College; Many Hands; Migrant Even Start Family Literacy Program; Ministerial Alliance; NAACP; Pittsburg Even Start Project; Pittsburg Police Department; Pittsburg Unified School District; SHELTER, Inc.; Teen Pregnancy Challenge Project; WTC; and the Youth Services Bureau.
New Centers: (2) El Pueblo Public Housing Development and the School
Street PSCC Community Center
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $295,394.00
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $449,399.00
Pocatello/Chubbuck School District #25
3115 Poleline Road
Pocatello, ID 83201-6119
Project Director: Kathy Collins, 208/232-3562, firstname.lastname@example.org
This program in rural Pocatello Idaho, building on existing partnerships in the school district and within the community, will extend after-school and summer access to a CTC.
An elementary school whose population is particularly disadvantaged will be targeted specifically to come to the CTC after school where high school students will mentor and tutor them. Services at the center will include academic tutoring and support using CompassLearning software in language arts, mathematics and English language development. Participants will learn how to use computer and the Internet. The center will be open to students across the district as well as members of the community. The program is expected to reach 600 students during the year.
Primary Partners: SouthEastern Idaho Community Action Agency (SEICAA); Idaho State University; University of Idaho Cooperative Extension System; CompassLearning; After School Adventures; and ECLIPSE
New Centers: (1) CTC, Pocatello High School
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $194,561
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $237,375
Pueblo School District 70
24951 East Highway 50
Pueblo, CO 81006
Project Director: Ginger Andenucio, 719/542-0220, email@example.com This program will serve approximately 7,100 low-income residents in four rural communities in southeast Colorado. The program will provide access to technology-based literacy and learning opportunities for students and adults in communities that are presently without access or are underserved. Access to the Internet will provide additional information on resources and opportunities for career and job development and training. The program also will provide skills training on the use of technology to enhance the educational and family strengthening goals of the communities selected.
Primary Partners: University of Southern Colorado and four rural communities: Fowler,
Manzanola, Pueblo County and Rocky Ford.
New Centers: (4) Southeastern Colorado Community Technology Centers (main center
In Pueblo and 3 sub-centers in Fowler, Manzanola and Rocky Ford)
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $300,000.00
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $218,468.00
Pui Tak Center
2216 S. Wentworth Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616-2012
Project Director: David Wu, 312/328-1188, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Pui Tak Center is a community center started by the Chinese Christian Union Church in 1994 to serve new immigrants in Chicago’s Chinatown and Bridgeport community. The Center opened its Computer Learning Center in April 2001 through contributions from community members, technology companies and the Illinois State Board of Education. The goals of the program are to1) use computer technology to complement the Pui Tak Center’s educational programs; 2) offer affordable computer training classes; and 3) provide access to computers and the Internet to low-income community residents. Through the activities of the Computer Learning Center, 300 individuals will participate in computer training classes, 1,000 participants in Pui Tak Center’s educational programs will use the computer, and 400 individuals will use the computers during open lab periods.
Primary Partners: None
New Centers: (1) CTC at the Pui Tak Center
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $79,272
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $47,350
The Regents of the University of California
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive, Dept. 0934
La Jolla, CA 92093
Project Director: Joseph Watson, 858/534-3544, email@example.com This program will serve approximately 2,200 low-income residents of Chollas View, an inner-city neighborhood in the San Diego Enterprise Community. The program will include two 9th grade mathematics demonstration classrooms and will introduce innovative software aligned with the California Mathematics Curriculum Framework. It also will provide electronic homework assistance, computer classes, college entrance exam preparation and Internet training.
Primary Partners: University of California, San Diego; Gompers Secondary School;
California Student Opportunity and Access Program; San Diego Workforce Partnership’s Youth@Work Program; San Diego Urban League; and Qualcomm.
New Centers: (1) Gompers Secondary School
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $279,930.00
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $519,367.00
Project Director: Glynda Hull, 510/643-7452, firstname.lastname@example.org This program will serve 200 residents of West Oakland, an economically depressed community in the San Francisco Bay Area. The program will expand an existing program and provide a “digital storytelling” curriculum for children, youth and adults. Participants will be introduced to basic computer hardware and software, including tools for sizing and manipulating photographs and other images and tools for assembling multiple media. Using the digital story format, participants will learn to create brief multi-media compositions.
Primary Partners: Prescott-Joseph Center, University of California, Berkeley’s Graduate
School of Education; and Urban Voice.
New Centers: (1) Expand on existing program in the Prescott-Joseph Center
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $296,464.00
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $116,440.00
1900 Chicago Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404-1903
Project Director: Sherry Glanton, 612/752-8822, email@example.com Employment Action Center (EAC) in partnership with the Minnesota Resource Center (MRC) will establish a CTC to serve low-income residents in the inner city of Minneapolis. Objectives of the program are to increase access to computer technology for disadvantaged, inner city residents, promote the use of technology for education by low income youth, families and individuals, assist low income residents to become self-sufficient by finding well paying employment, and establish a model program that demonstrates the educational effectiveness of technology in an economically distressed urban community. Activities will be provided to approximately 300 individuals and will include training, employment preparation and placement services, after-school and summer activities, home access to computers and technology (computer give-away), adult education and family literacy classes, computer training for all interested community residents and links to other community services.
Primary Partners: Minnesota Resource Center (the training division of RESOURCE. Inc);
the Minneapolis Public Schools; and businesses from the Information Technology Business Advisory Council of the MRC.
New Centers: (1) The Minneapolis CTC to be located in the inner city of Minneapolis.
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $217,062, Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $119,955
Salem City School District
51 New Market Street
Salem, NJ 08079
Project Director: Margaret McBride, 856/935-3800x219, firstname.lastname@example.org This program will serve economically disadvantaged youth and their families in the City of Salem, New Jersey. It will allow the continuation and expansion of programs established under the Access-Collaboration-Equity (ACE) grant that set up community technology centers in the neighborhoods of the poorest city residents. Each of the public schools/centers will run after-school programs that will provide courses in power point, word processing, research and informational retrieval and publication. The program also uses laptops as portable labs to take the technology to residents that find it difficult to use one of the centers. There is also computer literacy instruction for the disabled members of the community and a GED Prep class for those wanting to complete their high school education.
Primary Partners: Salem Housing Authority and the Lighthouse Youth
New Centers: (3) Expand and continue services at Salem Middle School, Salem High
School and John Fenwick School
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $206,809.00
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $99,428.00
San Diego, CA 92182
Project Director: Steven Spencer, 619/594-1950, Ipumpian@mail.sdsu.edu
This program will serve approximately 200 residents of City Heights, a low-income community in San Diego, California, that was once plagued by violence and gangs. As part of the revitalization of the community, the El Puente Family Technology Program will extend and expand the services of the City Heights Community Technology Center. The program will provide computer access and training to families that do not have computers in the home, or have little or no training in the use of computers and the Internet. Some residents who are in need of a computer in the home will be eligible to receive a computer through the Home Acquisition Program. Parents will receive training and certification as part of the family outreach, and mentors will be available to provide on-going technical support.
Primary Partners: San Diego State University; San Diego Unified School District; San
Diego Education Association; Price Charities; Rosa Parks Elementary School; Monroe Clark Middle School; and Hoover High School.
New Centers: (1) City Heights Community Technology Center
Total projected federal funding: 1 year, $293,059.00
Total projected non-federal funding: 1 year, $272,558.00