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$470,000 in matching funds offered for technology projects

The City of Seattle invites community organizations and nonprofits to apply for nearly $500,000 in funding to increase digital equity. The Technology Matching Fund awards are matched by the community’s contribution of volunteer labor, materials, professional services or funding. “As a city, Seattle is known for technology and innovation, yet… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle supports assistive technology lab, empowers older adults

Older adults with low vision reconnect with their independence in a new assistive technology learning lab funded by the City of Seattle’s Technology Matching Fund. Low vision caused by age-related eye diseases compromises the ability of older adults to continue activities of daily life, self-care, and even social interaction. One nonprofit, Sight Connection, enhances the ability of individuals with vision loss to lead active independent lives. The Technology Matching Fund provided Sight Connection with a […]

Awareness & Recovery Institute shares their journalism successes

Recovery through Journalism has received wide support among the East African Community in Seattle. Under the newly established nonprofit called “Awareness and Recovery Institute (ARI)”, the project trained eight East African youth, the majority of whom are Somalis. During the training, the youth participated in reading, writing, computer aided reporting, and photography workshops. Soon after the training, the youth started practicing what they had learned; they are now providing photographs and some short writing to […]

Summer success at the Eritrean community

The Eritrean Community In Seattle and Vicinity, ECSV, has been serving Eritrean families since 1983. Located in the Central District the organization has served as a bridge to help Eritrean refugees and immigrants to adjust to the culture of their new home here in the United States. With a $15,000 grant from the Technology Matching Fund, ECSV provided a much needed upgrade to their aging computer lab. Five new computers and an air conditioner to […]

Big-Brained Superheroes Club rocks Yesler CC

Have you ever wondered how computers think? Kids at the Yesler Community Center learning about this and more through workshops hosted by the Big-Brained Superheros Club (BBS), a group whose mission is to tap into the hidden strengths that all young people have through the exploration of science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM). With support from the Technology Matching Fund, the Big Brained Superheros Club offers workshops on digital logic and electronics. While most […]

23 projects receive Tech Matching Funds

Mayor Murray and the Seattle City Council today announced the 23 organizations that will receive a total of $320,000 in Technology Matching Funds from the City of Seattle. The awardees passed unanimously out of committee.Watch the video here. “While access to technology has increased for many, there is still a significant gap in the access to and use of technology in Seattle,” said Mayor Murray. “Technology skills are necessary for success in the 21stcentury and […]

Youth get robots rockin’ in Seattle’s 98118

Contagious! That’s the children’s enthusiasm and excitement at programming and watching their robots follow intended or unintended pre-programmed directions. Claps and screams of delight get everyone’s attention when a team’s robot makes the circuit flawlessly. Uncontainable! One of the most diverse zip codes in the country according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the youth of this robotics program defy often-held myths about them. Enrolled in a 10-week STEAM Lab (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) program at the Filipino Community Services, young women and men, ages 6-16, from more than a dozen ethnic backgrounds, learn math, take apart computers, re-build them, build robots, and program the “bots” to follow directions.

Report looks at how Seattleites use technology and barriers

Did you know Seattle residents now have more laptops than desktop computers? Or that those with less education tend to make less use of the Internet? The City of Seattle has just released new findings on technology access, adoption, social media use and civic participation by Seattle residents. These are available at seattle.gov/tech/indicators with key findings available in multiple languages. A video presentation and discussion is also available to view. “This data shows that we’re […]

El Centro De La Raza helps seniors and youth get online

With support from the Tech Matching Fund, El Centro de la Raza has expanded Wi-Fi access in its building on Beacon Hill. By strategically placing nine routers at key locations throughout the building, they now have seamless Wi-Fi coverage throughout the facility. This has particularly benefited the 125 seniors who come to El Centro for the Senior Wellness Program. Many of these seniors are isolated due to age, mobility issues and language and cultural barriers. […]

826 Seattle gets a technology boost

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 […]