Youth Community Problem-Solving with Technology Grant

Posted by on December 5, 2003

[posted from United Way’s Get The Word Out]

CTCNet Grant Opportunity

CTCNet is pleased to announce a new grant program:

Youth Visions for Stronger Neighborhoods – Enabling Community Problem-Solving Using Multimedia Technology

On December 3rd, 2003, Community Technology Centers’ Network (CTCNet) will release an official Request for Proposal (RFP) for its new Youth Visions for Stronger Neighborhoods Program Development Grants. To request a copy of the RFP, please contact after determining whether or not your community technology center (CTC) meets the preliminary eligibility equirements. Further details on the program, including how to apply, eligibility, evaluation, etc. will be included in the final RFP.

The Youth Visions for Stronger Neighborhoods program is made possible through a generous grant from the Corporation for National Service’s Learn and Serve America program (<a href=""></a>). Learn and Serve America supports service-learning programs in schools and community organizations that help nearly one million students from kindergarten through college meet community needs, while improving their academic skills and learning the habits of good citizenship. Learn and Serve grants are used to create new programs or replicate existing programs, as well as to provide training and development to staff, faculty, and volunteers.

General Program Description
CTCNet will award grants to eight community technology centers (CTCs) around the country that offer multimedia training for adolescents. Both urban and rural CTCs will be part of the program. Each of these eight CTCs will engage youth ages 12 to 14 in a community problem-solving project that requires sustained work over the course of a semester or summer. Programs operations will begin in January 2004 and must be completed by September 2004.

Selected sites must have experience training youth in the use of multimedia tools and be willing to take part in a participatory process aimed at building a strong curriculum and evaluation methodology that may be used by future sites participating in the program.

This program is designed to empower youths and CTCs to engage in local community building and decision-making incorporating tools and training commonly offered by CTCs. One expected outcome of the program is a change in the attitudes of participating youth as they realize their role in community problem solving. Another outcome will be an increased number of community members who perceive youth as vital assets to their neighborhoods’ long-term health and success.
See Program Goals.

For more information including details on how to apply, please visit <a href=""></a>

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