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August Brainstorm Now Online!

The August issue of Brainstorm, City of Seattle Community Technology Program eZine is now online. View it here.  In this month’s issue, we congratulate all 24 Technology Matching Fund recipients as their funding is approved by the City Council.  We had a great reception in the Norman B Rice room… [ Keep reading ]

Miss the Low-Cost Internet & Computers Webinar? Get it Here

If you weren’t able to make it to the Low-Cost Internet and Computers webinar last week, you are in luck! This webinar, hosted by City of Seattle Community Technology Program, with the Communities Connect Network/EdLab Group, included panelists from InterConnection, CenturyLink, Connect2Compete/EveryoneOn, and Solid Ground’s ConnectUp. Kate Farmer from Neighborhood… [ Keep reading ]

Low Cost Internet & Computers Webinar, 7/25 @10:30 AM

What are the different options for residents to get low cost Internet (broadband) and a computer at home? What can non-profits do to refer people to the different programs?  Join us for the Home Internet & Computers for Low-Income Residents: A webinar for social service providers & community organizations tomorrow,… [ Keep reading ]

Attend a Technology Matching Fund Grant Workshop February 6

City grants to help your community with technology We are offering workshops and now accepting applications from community and neighborhood groups for the 2013 Technology Matching Fund.  Applications are due March 4.  Attend a workshop and learn more about the program and how to apply for a grant. First-time applicants are encouraged to attend. These […]

January Issue of Brainstorm Now Online!

Visit to read our latest issue of Brainstorm.  Featured article is Jack Straw Offering Hands-on English Language Training.  There are several community events of interest in January: Joint Technology Matching Fund and Neighborhood Matching Fund Workshop, January 17, 6:00 to 7:30 at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center Ask the Mayor,… [ Keep reading ]

YTech’s Civic Voice Curriculum Wins

The YTech’s Civic Voice Curriculum is a winner! On November 15, six youth programs will be receiving the first Colleen Willoughby Youth Civic Education Awards from the Seattle City Club. The curriculum helps develop the ability of youth to learn to produce digital media, and participate online to connect, collaborate and take… [ Keep reading ]

August Issue of Brainstorm Now Online!

The August issue of Brainstorm, City of Seattle’s Community Technology Program’s monthly e-zine, is now available online. Read it at

15 Organizations Receive 2012 Boost grants

The Department of Information Technology has awarded the 2012 Communities Online Boost Grant to 15 Seattle organizations.   Funds of up to $1000 per organization were used to help enhance the use of online tools for community building and civic engagement. Congratulations to the following organizations awarded Boost Grants for 2012:… [ Keep reading ]

Win Microsoft Goodies for Participating in Youth Questionnaire on Technology & Civic Engagement

The City of Seattle, Metrocenter YMCA and FUSE Labs Microsoft Research, are working together to get a better understanding of how people between the ages of 14 and 25 use technology for community or political activities with the goal of improving local community web sites such as Puget SoundOff. This… [ Keep reading ]

Deadline Extended to May 18! Grant available to engage communities & neighborhoods using online technology

The City of Seattle is looking for up to 15 neighborhood and community projects that will receive up to $1,000 in matching funds and will also participate in workshops with experts in using social media. Apply Now! The deadline is Friday, May 18 at midnight. Our goal is to boost their capacity through a project that takes them 3 months or less to complete. This program is administered by Community Technology Program of the City of Seattle Department of Information Technology.