The city is awarding $320,000 in technology grants to 23 community projects to close the digital divide and increase public engagement. See a list and descriptions of these tech access, literacy and e-civic engagement projects at http://seattle.gov/tech/tmf/Projects2011.htm and a map of the grantee organizations at http://g.co/maps/gv2ru.
These projects will reach thousands of residents with employment training, homework help, STEM education, community safety, and health information online. Participants will be gaining skills in using social media, assistive technologies, audio and video production, and digital storytelling, in addition to basic computer and Internet skills.
City Council Energy, Technology and Civil Rights Committee recommended funding these projects on Sept 8th. View the Council discussion of the projects at http://www.seattlechannel.org/videos/video.asp?ID=2081165
Mayor McGinn celebrates with the community groups receiving 2011 awards http://www.seattlechannel.org/videos/video.asp?ID=1061152