This week we were honored to receive a $10,000 grant from the City of Seattle that will fund computers for our Drop-In Center and allow us to implement computer literacy training for youth seeking to exit the streets.
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray presented the grant to our Development Officer, Mark, in a ceremony on Wednesday that was broadcast on live on the Seattle Channel. The grant is part of a $320,000 Digital Equity Initiative that seeks to provide technology resources and training to underserved populations in Seattle by awarding ten different organizations with funding.
In GeekWire’s report on the Initiative, Mayor Murray explained, “Technology impacts nearly every facet of our lives, from finding jobs to thriving in school. Our investment in these community driven projects will open the door to greater success for Seattleites who lack sufficient technology access and essential digital skills.”
The Seattle Public Library will be supplying teachers for the trainings. We can’t wait to begin offering valuable computer skills training to young people who access services at New Horizons!