Technology Grant Proposal
Chante’ Hendrix First Hopewell 664 Shelby Street Mobile, AL 36610 (251) 456-9800 Church Youth Ministry
Title: Enhancing Technology Literacy
We find that technology is vital in our ever so changing world. From the installation of programming such as Chrome and Firefox, to establishing your own domain and microblogging, technology is a trend that connects an instant form of communication that affects people of all ages, races, socioeconomic status and so on, as the use of technology does not discriminate. However, while the use of technology does not discriminate, access to technology can certainly be challenging for many particularly some of the school-aged children in the community where First Hopewell is locate. Some of these kids live in underserved communities where the purchase of a computer or laptop does not lead in priority of need. As members of BBVA Compass banking, First Hopewell meets the requirements of your charitable grants and also aligns with three (3) of the six (6) core areas of focus for your foundation as listed:
• Community Development • Education • Diversity and Inclusion
Ideally, a charitable grant will help fund technology investments so that the church will be able to provide a technology resource center for students living in the community. We would create hours of operation dedicated to student technology training, and also serve as a resource that will enable students to complete computer based school assignments without the stress of computer access for those without computer access.
Itemized Technology Grant Request:
10 Computers Computer installation Computer Stations, i.e., desks 1 Instructor
Number of Students Impacted:
The approximate number of students at First Hopewell and in the community who will benefit from a structured technology program is approximately 50-100. These students range from elementary to high school age and 60% are underserved.
The platform for computer technology has evolved since 1998. The International Society for Technology (ISTE) notes that in 1998 students learned to use technology; in 2007 they used technology to learn; and today we see a transformative learning with teachers.
The installation of computers and instruction of technology will:
• Allow students to be exposed to technology training and advancement in their technical skills so that they are competitive in their classroom learning space;
• Will serve as a tool to allow access to classroom computer based assignments where parents and or guardians cannot afford the purchase of such technology;
• Strengthen the overall technology needs of communities with low-to moderate income levels; and
• Cultivate interest and build on a diverse and inclusive population of people in the field of computers (computer science, technology, engineering, etc).
Further, students will learn to solve problems, demonstrate an understanding of technology trends, and participate in team collaborations and learning that will align with their schools technology curriculum and learning.
Interest article on ISTE that relates to technology:
Proof of the grants existence