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Adult Education

2005

Basic Computer Classes

Liza Cagua (TechMission), Kivi Harris (Here's Life Inner City) handout David Marcillo (TechMission); TechMission's AC4 National Conference, July 2005

  • This workshop will present information on how organizations can provide computer classes to their communities.

2003

Tech in Adult Education & Job Training
Selena Hayle (Association of Gospel Rescue Missions), Meybol Vargas/Rosita Romero (Dominican Women's Development Center) & George Sparks (Mercy Street); TechMission's AC4 National Conference, Novemeber 2003

  • This workshop will focus on how to use technology in adult basic education and GED training as well as integrating technology in job training programs.

2002

Using Computers as Outreach of a Gospel Mission
Andrew Sears (TechMission), Education Track Conference of the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions, January 2002

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Center Start Up and Development

2005

Starting a Tech Ministry
Jo Coles (Oasis USA), Jemeul Johnson (Cyberlinkages), Tom Nash (Oklahoma State Health Department), handout1, handout2Jonathan Prince (Memphis Interfaith Technology Foundation), handout; TechMission's AC4 National Conference, July 2005

  • This workshop will present how to effectively start a technology ministry or computer center.

Tech Planning
Sidney Burton (Churchline.com) & Jamal Collins (TechMission); TechMission's AC4 National Conference, July 2005

  • This workshop will cover preparation of a tech plan for your organization and your programs, to have the best foundation for running your tech ministry.

2004

Resources, Program Models and Grants for Computer Centers
Andrew Sears (TechMission), TechMission West Coast Regional Conference, June 2004.

Resources, Program Models and Grants for Computer Centers
Andrew Sears (TechMission), TechMission's AC4 Northeast Conference, March 2004

Survey of Technology Program Models
Andrew Sears (TechMission), Salvation Army Social Service Conference, March 2004

2003

Top Tips for Computer Centers
Andrew Sears (TechMission), TechMission's AC4 National Conference, Novemeber 2003

Starting Up a Technology Ministry
Jonathan & Melinda Carter (The Trinity Group) & Kevin Chien (TechMission), TechMission's AC4 National Conference, November 2003

  • This workshop will present how to effectively start a technology ministry or computer center.

Resources for Computer Centers
Andrew Sears (TechMission), TechMission Northeast Regional Conference, February 2003.

Overview of Technology Ministries in Boston
Andrew Sears (TechMission), TechMission Northeast Regional Conference, February 2003.

2002

Using Computers in Outreach Ministries
Andrew Sears (TechMission), Technology and Ministry Conference of Christian Computing Magazine, 2002.

Technology in Community Development Programs
Andrew Sears (TechMission), CCDA Conference, November 2002

2001

Technology and Ministry Overview
Andrew Sears (PREP Program Coordinator), Boston 2001 Conference, May 2001

Starting and Running a Community Computer Center or Computer Ministry
Andrew Sears (PREP Program Coordinator), Boston 2001 Conference, May 2001

Overview of the PREP Community Computer Center
Andrew Sears (PREP Program Coordinator), Boston 2001 Conference, May 2001

Summary of Activities of Addressing the Digital Divide through the Church in Boston
Chris Tsang (CTCNet VISTA Member, PREP Adult Training and Walk-In Center Coordinator), Boston 2001 Conference, May 2001.

2000

How to Start and Grow a Computer Ministry
Andrew Sears (PREP Program Coordinator), Christian Community Development Association Conference, November 2000

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Funding/Grants/Outcomes

2005

Funding for Technology Programs
Keva Hampton (TRC E-learning Systems) & Licia Knight (Lawndale Christian Development Corporation); TechMission's AC4 National Conference, July 2005

  • This workshop will present information about how to get funding for technology programs.

Grant Writing Workshop
L iz Nilsen (Institute for Advanced Learning & Research), Sample Income Tax Exempt Form, Grant Seeking Resources handout (Word), Top Ten Tips handout (Word) TechMission's AC4 National Conference, July 2005

  • This workshop covers the full process of grant writing from researching grant opportunities to critical components of grant writing successfully.

Earned Income Tax Credit & C4s
Richard Keeling (Internal Revenue Service), handout1, handout2; TechMission's AC4 National Conference, July 2005

  • Learn how C4s are ideal sites for electronic free tax preparation and why computer labs need to be involved in the IRS’s Community Based Partnerships model (CBP)

2003

Federal Funding for Tech Programs
Lisa Cummins (Urban Strategies), Matthew Frank (TechMission) & Gina Warner (NonProfit Funding Solutions), TechMission's AC4 National Conference, November 2003

  • This workshop will present information on federal funding opportunities in community technology including the CTC Grant, the Technology Opportunities Grant, Department of Labor Grants, and The Corporation for National Service among others.

Funding for Tech Programs I
Matthew Frank (TechMission), Virginia Peoples (Beaumont Foundation of America) & Rob Robinson (Servant Leaders), TechMission's AC4 National Conference, November 2003

  • This workshop will present information about how to get funding for technology programs and will have different content from the second funding workshop (II).

Funding for Tech Programs II
Jonathan & Melinda Carter (The Trinity Group), Matthew Frank (TechMission) & Marissa Martin (Computer Technology Centers Network, CTCNet), TechMission's AC4 National Conference, Novemeber 2003

  • This workshop will present information about how to get funding for technology programs and will have additional content from the first funding workshop (I).

Measuring Outcomes in Tech Programs
Virginia Peoples (Beaumont Foundation of America) & Rob Robinson (Servant Leaders), TechMission's AC4 National Conference, Novemeber 2003.

  • This workshop will teach you how to effectively measure outcomes for your technology programs in a way to provide measurable demonstration of the success of your program to funders.

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Internet Safety

2005

Online Safety
Bil Mooney-McCoy (TechMission), handout (Word), TechMission's AC4 National Conference, July 2005

  • This workshop covers how to set up online safety for a Christian Community Computer Center.

2004

Internet Safety and Filtering
Guy Yasika, 2004

Protecting "Equip for Success" patrons from the Internet's Dark Side
Donna Rice Hughes, Salvation Army's National Social Services Conference (used with permission of Donna Rice Hughes), March 2004

 

Jobs and Entrepreneurship

2004

Ticket2Work Presentation
AC4 & Ticket2Work, April 2004

2003

Tech in Entrepreneurship Programs
Paula Billups (Educare Technologies) & Kevin Chien (TechMission); TechMission's AC4 National Conference, Novemeber 2003

  • This workshop will focus on how to start and run a technology-based entrepreneurship program (i.e. web design, video business for youth, etc.)

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Miscellaneous

2005

Media Ministry
Leonardo Espinosa (Boston Higher Education Resource Center), Beau Breems (Burning Bush Creation), Michael Joseph (Jubilee Christian Church International), Nick Kmoch (EmergingYouth.org) & Warren Wegrzyn (Salvation Army Jubilee House); TechMission's AC4 National Conference, July 2005

  • This workshop will cover the various ways that media can be incorporated in ministry, on-line, in church services, as outreach, with youth and more.

QuickBooks Session I,II, III
Jennifer McCormick-Bridgewater & Harriet Hodge-Henry (TechMission), Session2, Session3; TechMission's AC4 National Conference, July 2005

  • Learn how to set-up an organization in QuickBooks and perform basic accounting, banking and reporting operations. 

TechMission Vision and Values
Andrew Sears (TechMission); TechMission's AC4 National Conference, July 2005

  • Information on TechMission's vision and values for those involved in technology and urban ministry.  An understanding of how individual ministries fit into the overall movement of Christian community technology and C4's across the world.

TechMission Corps: Best Practices from the Field
Robert Badgett (Brockton Higher Education Resource Center), Shanica Charles (Greenwood Shalom After School Program), Jamal Collins (TechMission, Brittany Coulbert (Greenwood Shalom After School Program), & Jin Min Lee (Boston Higher Education Resource Center); TechMission's AC4 National Conference, July 2005

  • Actual stories of TechMission Corps members from the field: what has worked well (and what hasn’t)!

2004

Survey of Using Technology in Ministry
Chi-Ray Chien (Cambridge Vineyard), TechMission's AC4 Northeast Conference, March 2004.

2003

Accessibility
Russ Holland (Alliance for Technology Access, ATA), TechMission's AC4 National Conference, Novemeber 2003

  • This is a hands on computer workshop to teach people how to use accessibility features in Windows and other applications to provide access to technology to people with disabilities.

Leading the CTC Movement: Advising Other CTC’s or Starting an AC4 Regional Chapter
Andrew Sears (TechMission), TechMission's AC4 National Conference, Novemeber 2003

  • This workshop is intended for leaders of established technology programs who would like to pass along their expertise to other community technology centers (CTC’s) by advising other centers or starting an AC4 regional chapter in your area to enable local collaboration.

Marketing & Advertising Your Tech Program
George Mulak (Association of Gospel Rescue Missions, AGRM), Virginia Peoples (Beaumont Foundation of America) & Gina Warner (NonProfit Funding Solutions); TechMission's AC4 National Conference, November 2003

  • This workshop will teach you how to effectively advertise your technology program to get students as well as good methods of public relations on how to get publicity for your overall program so that people eager to donate technology or other materials will know you are out there.

How to Develop a Tech Plan
Russ Holland (Alliance for Technology Access; ATA), Marissa Martin (Community Technology Centers Network, CTCNet) & Marcus Thorne (TechMission); TechMission's AC4 National Conference, November 2003

  • This workshop will focus on developing an overall technology plan for your organization or church, which presents an overall strategy of how technology will be used to implement your organization’s mission.

Computer Recycling & Refurbishing
Liza Adriana Cagua (TechMission), Nathan Hill (Cooperative Computer Ministry, CCM) & Jeff Johnson (Upward Bound International, UBI), TechMission's AC4 National Conference, November 2003

  • This workshop will focus on how organizations can get computer donations, effectively refurbish equipment and distribute them out into the community.

2001

Faith Based Organizations and CTC's
Andrew Sears (TechMission), Community Technology Centers Network Conference, June 2001.

Churches and Ministries on the Web in Boston
Sidney Burton (SBurton Services and Publisher of Churchline.com), Boston 2001 Conference, May 2001.

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Volunteers

2005

Training & Managing Volunteers :: Part I, II
Debra Roepke (CORE), handout1, handout2, handout3; TechMission's AC4 National Conference, July 2005

  • An introduction to strong volunteer management with focus on reliability and retention as well as practical tools for getting started quickly.

Training & Managing Volunteers & Work Study Students
Khary Bridgewater (TechMission) & Theresa Musante (TechMission), TechMission's AC4 National Conference, July 2005

  • How to attract new volunteers & work study students and make sure that they are productive and enjoying their time.

2003

Recruiting, Managing & Maintaining Volunteers
Liza Adriana Cagua (TechMission) & Velma Tate (Downtown Jackson CDC), TechMission's AC4 National Conference, Novemeber 2003

  • This workshop will present best practices of how to effectively utilize volunteers in technology programs.

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Youth

2005

Technology & Youth Programs
Liza Adriana Cagua (TechMission), Ron McConico (Youth Resources) & Ricardo Robinson (The Pink House); TechMission's AC4 National Conference, July 2005

  • This workshop will provide examples of successful programs with teens through mentoring, grant-writing, college preparation and technology.

Technology in After School Programs
Francois Augustin (TechMission), Rev. Christian King (The Pink House), Pr esentation2, Pr esentation3, & Ricardo Robinson (The Pink House), handout1; TechMission's AC4 National Conference, July 2005

  • This workshop will provide examples of successful technology programs for K-8 grade kids in after school programs.

2004

Technology in Youth Programs
Conference Call Workshop for the Salvation Army, August, 2004.

Technology in k-8 After School Programs
Andrew Sears (TechMission), Urban Youth Workers Institute, May 2004.

Technology in Teen Programs
Liza Cagua (TechMission), Urban Youth Workers Institute, May 2004.

Using Technology in After School and Youth Programs: Tools & Practical skills
Liza Cagua (TechMission), TechMission's AC4 Northeast Conference, March 2004.

Survey of Tech in After School and Youth Programs
Travis Stiles (Mission Main Community Center), TechMission's AC4 Northeast Conference, March 2004.

2003

Tech in After School Programs
Rudy Carrasco (Harambee Christian Family Center), Bill Curry (Breakthrough Urban Ministries) & Marcus Thorne (TechMission); TechMission's AC4 National Conference, Novemeber 2003

  • This workshop will provide examples of successful technology programs for K-8 grade kids in after school programs

Video, Media, Music and Arts in Technology
Johnny Acevedo (New Song Community Church) & Travis Stiles (tstiles::productions) - handout, TechMission's AC4 National Conference, Novemeber 2003

  • This workshop will focus on using arts and media in programs including digital music mixing and video production.

2001

Computers in Youth and After-School Programs
Mary Margaret Pavan, PREP After School Technology Coordinator, Boston 2001 Conference, May 2001.

Curriculum and Resources for Youth: Curriculum, Projects, Web Sites and Software
Mary Margaret Pavan (PREP After School Technology Coordinator), Boston 2001 Conference, May 2001.

PREP Enterprises: Making a Living and Making a Life (PREP's Youth-Run Web Design Business)
Mako Nagasawa (PREP Enterprises), Boston 2001 Conference, May 2001.

Integrating Computers and Technology into Youth Ministry
Andrew Sears (TechMission), Kingdomworks Urban Youth Ministry Conference, 2001

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