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826 Seattle gets a technology boost

Posted: April 1st, 2014 - Brainstorm  
826 Seattle is a nonprofit writing and tutoring center dedicated to empowering young people—particularly disadvantaged youth who risk academic failure due to socioeconomic or language barriers—with the confidence and skills to communicate their personal stories through writing.  Their services are structured around the belief that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that proficiency in writing helps children become more engaged in school and ultimately grow into successful adults. With a $14,326 […]


Lake City computer lab expands its reach

Posted: March 1st, 2014 - Brainstorm  
The North Seattle Family Center, a program of  Children’s Home Society of Washington, successfully completed a yearlong Technology Matching Fund grant to expand the computer lab at Seattle Housing Authority’s Lake City Court Apartments. The $18,000 in project funds helped 228 low-income and vulnerable residents in North Seattle gain technology access and skills. Serving a greater diversity   The project added adaptive equipment to the computer lab, which increased access for individuals with disabilities. Staff […]


Technology Matching Fund

Posted: March 1st, 2014 - Brainstorm  
Awards up to $20,000 in matching funds to community projects which increase resident access to information technology, increase literacy in using technology, and/or apply technology to foster civic engagement and community building. More info here. Dea...


Digital documents for the homeless

Posted: February 1st, 2014 - Brainstorm  
Have you ever misplaced an important piece of paper, like a birth certificate or an identification card?  A hassle, yes, but not that big a deal. Now imagine if you were homeless. People struggling with homelessness are routinely asked to show documentation in order to access services. However, this documentation is easily lost or destroyed, and it is often difficult and costly to produce the information needed when it’s needed most. Seattle nonprofit, Springwire, worked […]


Tech Matching Funds deadline

Posted: January 1st, 2014 - Brainstorm  
Technology Matching Funds are now available: with a March 12, 2014 deadline. Apply for a grant up to $20,000 for technology literacy and access or civic engagement projects. New applicants are encouraged to attend a grant information session  at 10 a.m. on Jan. 30, at the 2100 Building (2100 24th Avenue South) or 6 p.m. on Feb. 4, at the Beacon Hill Library (2821 Beacon Avenue South). Learn more about  how to apply for funds, which projects […]


Iu-Mien American Association Launches a New Computer Literacy Program

Posted: December 1st, 2013 - Brainstorm  
With support from the Technology Matching Fund to install state-of-the-art laptops, Iu-Mien now provides computer access at their Southeast Seattle location. Volunteers play a key role in providing computer instruction for those looking to become more employable in the market place. Upcoming trainings include Computer and Internet Basics, Email, YouTube, Facebook, Craigslist and Microsoft Word. They also offer computer tutoring on Tuesdays and Thursdays for children ages Kindergarten through high school enrolled in their After […]


Save the Date: Tech Matching Grant deadline March 12

Posted: December 1st, 2013 - Brainstorm  
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Filipino Community Center Offers a STEAM Lab Program for Low Income Youth

Posted: November 2nd, 2013 - Brainstorm  
The Filipino Community of Seattle is offering a technology instruction project for up to 50 youths starting this Fall.  The program is called STEAM Lab, an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.  It will expose kids to computer literacy and robotics.  Students will also learn essential life skills training, collaboratively working in project-based teams, and developing problem solving skills. Inspiring Technology Careers The organization hopes to raise awareness not only about the challenges that […]


October Brainstorm Now Online!

Posted: October 8th, 2013 - Brainstorm, Citizen Advisors, Community Technology, News  
The October issue of Brainstorm, City of Seattle Community Technology Program eZine is now online. View it here.  This month, table a look at Open Data to better understand the City's budget.  You can also tune in to the Seattle Channel's Seattle Speaks program and make your voice heard on, "Wage Worries." This


September Brainstorm Now Online!

Posted: September 5th, 2013 - Brainstorm, Citizen Advisors, Community Technology, News  
The September issue of Brainstorm, City of Seattle Community Technology Program eZine is now online. View it here.  In this month's issue, we feature the Technology Matching Fund program featured on the Seattle Channel's City Stream.  This month we also feature: Seattle's new smartphone app: Find It, Fix It Information about Gigabit Squared