Microsoft awarded 35 Connected Learning Community (CLC) grants in the current grant cycle to the following nonprofit organizations:
Northwest Youth Corps, Eugene, Ore. : $15,000 in cash and $5,300 in software to establish a Teen and Community Computer Resource Library to support a new YouthTech program.
Digital Clubhouse Network/Cousins of the Clubhouse 2000 Project, Sunnyvale, Calif. : $15,000 in cash and $192,000 in software to expand computer resources and staffing in community-based learning centers that offer career and life skills training as well as learning opportunities in the art of digital storytelling for the preservation of living history.
Educate the Children, Huntington Beach, Calif. : $15,000 in cash and $66,300 in software to support the Computer Repair Center at Santa Ana High School, Santa Ana, Calif. where students have the opportunity to learn how to repair, upgrade and rebuild computers.
Tucson-Pima Arts Council, Tucson, Ariz. : $15,000 in cash and $30,000 in software to provide computers, software and printers to graduates of its Multimedia Arts Education Program, a tuition-free intensive computer mediated arts technology program for disadvantaged middle school students.
Denver Rescue Mission, Denver : $15,000 in cash and $137,000 in software to integrate computers and specialized children’s educational software into daycare centers and at Champa House, a long-term residential program for women and dependent children.
Mill Street Residence, Fergus Falls, Minn. : $13,500 in cash and $8,500 in software to establish a computer lab for use by residents of an assisted living facility for seniors and their families.
Pillsbury Neighborhood Services, Minneapolis, Minn. : $13,500 in cash and $13,500 in software to upgrade an existing computer lab at the Waite House Center in Minneapolis’ inner city.
Y-me National Breast Cancer Organization, Chicago : $13,000 in cash and $100,000 in software to put informational resources online.
OASIS, Indianapolis, Ind. : $13,000 in cash and $42,000 in software to establish a networked computer lab for seniors in the OASIS center at the Glendale Mall.
Wyman Center, Eureka, Mo. : $12,000 in cash and $9,500 in software to establish a computer lab for children who live in public housing in downtown St. Louis.
Laubach Literary Council, Kansas City, Mo. : $15,000 in cash and $2,400 in software to establish a computer learning lab at the Council’s literacy center serving functionally illiterate teens and adults.
John C. Ford Program, Dallas : $13,500 in cash and $80,800 in software to support Dallas’ Inner City Telecommunications Centers Program, which was established to bring state-of-the-art technology training to at-risk youth in Dallas.
San Antonio Operation Big Vote, San Antonio, Texas : $15,000 in cash and $34,500 in software to expand an existing community computer lab dedicated to increasing students’ interest in math and science.
Jean Massieu Academy, Irving, Texas : $15,000 in cash and $20,000 in software to purchase specialized software to help deaf and hard-of-hearing students build their English literacy skills.
Carolina Computer Access Center, Charlotte, N.C .: $11,400 in cash and $12,700 in software to support a community resource center providing individuals with disabilities the opportunity to try out technology options to help them live productive and independent lives.
Charlotte Symphony, Charlotte, N.C .: $11,400 in cash and $27,000 in software to help musicians and teachers expose inner-city children to symphony music through a unique method that uses abstract mathematical concepts.
Communities in School, Charlotte, N.C.: $15,000 in cash and $124,500 in software to purchase computer-related hardware for 13 at-risk neighborhood community centers.
Computer Training Partnership, Clayton, N.C .: $15,000 in cash and $15,500 in software for a computer training program that provides career development, job training, job placement and follow-up to individuals who are at risk of becoming jobless or homeless.
Alpha House of Tampa, Tampa, Fla. : $11,750 in cash and $5,000 in software to update a computer lab in a maternity home serving pregnant women in crisis.
United Cerebral Palsy of Tampa, Tampa, Fla. : $9,000 in cash to purchase computers and assistive accessories for the Developmental Preschool and Childcare Program.
Mary and Martha House, Ruskin, Fla. : $8,000 in cash and $2,200 in software to expand and update a computer classroom in an emergency shelter for homeless women and victims of domestic violence.
Northside Mental Health, Tampa, Fla. : $3,400 in cash and $1,800 in software to replace obsolete computers at a center for long-term, chronically mentally ill adults who are working towards reintegration into mainstream society.
The SEED School, Washington, D.C. : $14,000 in cash and $186,000 in software to establish the first computer lab at the school’s new site.
The Foundation for Educational Innovation, Washington, D.C .: $14,000 in cash and $300,000 in software to develop a technology training center as part of the Prince George’s County, Md. Sports and Learning Complex serving a low income community.
Byte Back, Washington, D.C. : $13,000 in cash and $328,200 in software to provide general operating support for its learning centers that provide computer skills training to low-income residents.
Clinton Boys and Girls Club, Clinton, Md. : $15,000 in cash and $18,000 in software to establish a computer lab that provides an academic enrichment program for club members who would not otherwise have had access to computers.
Philadelphia Youth Network & Youth Empowerment Services, Philadelphia (2 grants) : $30,000 in cash and $61,500 in software to establish computer labs at two Youth Opportunity Centers that help build workforce skills.
Institute for Learning Technologies, Columbia University/Teachers College, New York : $12,800 in cash and $89,500 in software to pilot a program of distance learning, video conferencing and remote diagnostics serving teachers and administrators in schools in outlying parts of the city and very large schools with limited in-house technology staff.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City : $10,000 in cash and $122,000 in software to integrate a computer literacy component into a tutoring program and Teen Support Network.
Computers for Children, Buffalo, N.Y. : $11,000 in cash and $77,200 in software to support the establishment of a youth training program and computer lab.
ASPIRA of New Jersey, Newark. N.J. : $11,400 in cash and $43,100 in software to establish a Community Technology Center at Perth Amboy, N.J. to serve disadvantaged Puerto Rican/Latino and other minority youth and educationally and economically disadvantaged adults.
Cyberseniors.org, Portland, Maine : $15,000 in cash and $19,000 in software to support four new computer learning centers, one in each of four HUD-subsidized Independent Living Centers for Seniors.
Work, Inc., Quincy, Mass. : $15,000 in cash to purchase computers to update a lab used in an employment and training program.
Bay Cove Human Services, Boston : $7,800 in cash to help build a Computer Clubhouse for children and adults with severe disabilities.
Boston Community Centers, Boston : $15,000 cash for upgrading computer hardware in six computer learning centers.