VISTA project on community organizing & technology]

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Wed May 18 20:15:59 CDT 2005

From: Peter Miller <peterm at>

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Subject:  Priority Area Coordinators for CTC VISTA Project Announced

The CTC VISTA Project ( has a special grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service to provide recruitment, placement, and support assistance to CTCs and other community media and technology organizations and is asking all interested organizational applicants to plan to do some work in at least one of four priority areas for the coming year.

As part of the community technology project support for priority work currently being planned for the 05-06 program year, we are pleased to announce arrangements with four area coordinators:

*  Community Networking:  Frank Odasz, Lone Eagle Consulting (, cofounder and board member AFCN; author and online course developer with emphasis on using the Internet to Build Learning Communities.

*  Community Organizing and Development:  Ed Schwartz, author of "NetActivism:  How Citizens Use the Internet" and founder/director of the Institute for the Study of Civic Values (

*  Technology Assistance to Nonprofits:  Jillaine Smith (, specialist in integrating technology support, strategic communications and organizational development; NTEN and Alliance for Nonprofit Management member.

*  Digital Media for Youth:  Nettrice Gaskins, adjunct faculty and computer arts academic specialist, UMass/Boston and Mass College of Art; board member CTCNet and NAMAC; see <>, <>, and <>.

For additional details about the 05-06 VISTA Project, including priority area information, see <>.

Interested organizations are reminded to plan for their project director to attend the Supervisors' Orientation and Training Session on Thursday, June 16, a preconference session at the CTCNet national conference in Cleveland, or on September 12 in Boston.


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Peter Miller The CTC VISTA Project
College of Public and Community Service
University of Massachusetts/Boston

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