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Seattle Housing Authority looks for ways tech can help us connect

Story by Hillary Sanders It was an especially cold December afternoon when I visited the STAR of Seattle in the Central District. I was greeted by Misha, a STAR volunteer, who was sitting at the front desk in a room full of purring computers.  STAR stands for Special Technology Access… [ Keep reading ]

East African Community Services proves representation is key to education

Story by Damme Getachew East African Community Services (EACS) is a lighthouse for hundreds of youth who simply want to succeed in education and life. It’s located in the New Holly Neighborhood Campus in Southeast Seattle, where more than 65 percent of residents are East African. As a first-generation Somali-American,… [ Keep reading ]

Lake City organization is a quick study in teaching digital literacy to adults

Story by Damme Getachew For hundreds of adults in the Seattle area looking to expand their education, Literacy Source is a crucial first step. At their Learning Center in Lake City, students experience a broad range of classes intended to build their language and literacy skills. As Literacy Source Executive… [ Keep reading ]

Asian senior healthcare organization uses technology to fight social isolation of seniors

Story by Joy Okot-Okidi Founded in the 1980s as the first Chinese nursing home operated by the Chinese community in the nation,  Kin On now serves over 500 Asian seniors in the Greater Seattle area. Asian cultures hold a tradition for families to care for their own, according to Kin… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s Millionair Club Charity is a one-stop transition from the streets to a job

Story by Esmy Jimenez “Martin G. Johanson wanted everyone to feel like a millionaire whether they had a nickel in their pocket or nothing at all,” Executive Director Jim Miller tells me. In his quest to make this vision a reality, Seattle’s Millionair Club Charity (MCC) was formed in 1921…. [ Keep reading ]

Empowering immigrants and refugees through computer literacy

Story by Alia Marsha, The Seattle Globalist Imagine how hard it would be to access information and resources if you didn’t have computer skills. Now imagine if, on top of that, you have just moved to a foreign country and were still learning the predominant language. The goal for the… [ Keep reading ]

Apply now for Technology Matching Funds

The City of Seattle is now accepting applications for the Technology Matching Fund. Grants of up to $50,000 are available. The deadline is Wednesday, May 4, at 5:00 p.m. The Technology Matching Fund provides funds for digital equity projects. The goals of the fund are to increase access to free or low-cost broadband, empower residents with digital literacy skills, and ensure affordable, available and sufficient devices and technical support. This year the fund seeks to […]

2016 Technology Matching Fund

The City of Seattle is now accepting applications for collaborative technology projects up to $50,000. City dollars are matched by the community’s contribution of volunteer labor, materials, professional services, or cash. Get the 2016 guidelines and apply here: http://seattle.gov/tech/tmf. The Technology Matching Fund provides funds for digital equity projects. The goals of the fund are to: Increase access to free or low-cost broadband; Empower residents with digital literacy skills; and Ensure affordable, available and sufficient […]

SCSS upgrades lab with Tech Matching Fund

Kudos to 23 community organizations who successfully completed Technology Matching Fund projects in 2015. These projects achieved greater digital inclusion for over 4,100 residents in Seattle left behind by the digital divide. One grantee, Somali Community Services of Seattle (SCSS), received a $9,000 award to upgrade their aging computer lab. Computers almost a decade old made way for eleven new desktop computers. The lab has since been used weekly to teach more than 215 youth, adults […]

National Award for Technology Matching Fund Grants

Seattle’s Community Technology Program has been honored by The National League of Cities, Next Century Cities, and Google Fiber with one of their inaugural Digital Inclusion Leadership awards. The award recognizes the City’s Technology Matching Fund grant program as a leading best practice in fostering digital inclusion. Winners were chosen on the basis of a program’s ability to provide training, access, and hardware to a diverse range of participants, at low cost, with proven results […]