funding for organizing technology
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Tue Jul 1 19:30:51 CDT 2003
[ed: you might find item 3 of particular interest.]
From: "edjustice at fordham.edu" <edjustice at fordham.edu>
Dear Education Justice Network members:
We hope everyone's summer is going well and planning for the next school
year's organizing is moving along. Three items of possible interest:
1) For New York area members, by tomorrow (Wednesday, July 2), we will
have posted a job description for a part time graduate research assistant,
15-20 hrs/week, $15/hr. See our website at www.NCSCatFordham.edu.
2) Our study on the relationship of race, class, resources, and
discipline in the New York City Public Schools. People interested in
commenting on the pre-release draft, please contact beam at fordham.edu.
3) Our friends at the Welfare Law Center's LINC project (a listserv
and network of welfare rights organizers) pass along the following request
Announcing the 8th Organizing Technology Grants Round from Progressive
Saint Paul, MN
June 30, 2003 --:
Progressive Technology Project > (PTP) is accepting applications for its
Organizing Technology Grants program. > The application deadline is August
29, 2003. Application and eligibility information can be found on PTPs web
site: > http://www.progressivetech.org
The PTP Organizing Technology Grants Program awards 10-15 grants of up to
$10,000 each to support the use of technology by grassroots organizing
groups to advance specific aspects of their community-organizing efforts.
Funds can be used for training, technical support, consulting, needs
assessment, planning, hardware and software, designing applications and
setting up systems.
PTPs Organizing Technology Grants Program supports grassroots organizing
groups that engage in multi-issue social, economic and environmental
justice efforts to empower low-income people and communities of color to
address root causes of social inequities.
The purpose of the Organizing Technology Grants Program is to help groups
strengthen their organizing efforts through appropriate use of technology.
This program provides basic capacity building grants that groups can use to
purchase equipment, secure technical assistance and provide training to
staff and members. The grants will help develop uses of technology for
organizing that can be shared as models and examples. More than just
providing funds to purchase equipment, a grant award should be used to
assist a group in applying technology to its work in a way that makes the
organization stronger and more effective at achieving its social change ends.
Founded in 1998, the Progressive Technology Project (PTP) seeks to
strengthen community based social change efforts and increase public
participation by under-represented communities through effective use of
information technology. It supports grassroots social change community
organizations in poor communities and communities of color by convening
events to exchange ideas and experiences about new technology, conducting
training sessions for organizers, providing a framework for technical
assistance, providing downloadable how-to resources on this web site,
raising and re-granting funds for hardware, software and technical assistance.
Progressive Technology Project > www.progressivetech.org >
2233 University Ave W Ste 421
Saint Paul, MN 55114
Phone:1-866-298-6463 (toll free)
Hope this RFP is useful to some folks.
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