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TechMission's AC4 National Conference
July 2005

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Technology in After School Programs Francois Augustin (TechMission), Rev. Christian King (The Pink House), Presentation2, Presentation3, & Ricardo Robinson (The Pink House) , handout1,

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

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)

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

Starting a Tech Ministry Jo Coles (OasisUSA), Jemeul Johnson (Cyberlinkages), Tom Nash (Oklahoma State Health Department), handout1, handout2, Jonathan Prince (Memphis Interfaith Technology Foundation) handout

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

QuickBooks Session I,II, III Jennifer McCormick-Bridgewater & Harriet Hodge-Henry (TechMission), Session2, Session3

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

Funding for Technology Programs Keva Hampton (TRC E-learning Systems) & Licia Knight (Lawndale Christian Development Corporation)

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

Training & Managing Volunteers & Work Study Students Khary Bridgewater (TechMission) & Theresa Musante (TechMission)

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

Basic Computer Classes – Presentations by: Liza Cagua (TechMission), Kivi Harris 1 (Here’s Life Inner City) handout & David Marcillo (TechMission)

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

Tech Planning Sidney Burton (ChurchLine.com) & Jamal Collins (TechMission)

  • 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.

Training & Managing Volunteers :: Part I, II Debra Roepke (CORE), handout1, handout2, handout3

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

Technology in Youth Programs Liza Adriana Cagua (TechMission), Ron McConico (Youth Resources) & Ricardo Robinson (The Pink House)

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

Earned Income Tax Credit & C4sRichard Keeling (Internal Revenue Service), handout1, handout2

  • 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)

TechMission Vision & Values Andrew Sears (TechMission)

  • 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.

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)

  • 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.

Grant Writing WorkshopLiz Nilsen (Institute for Advanced Learning & Research) pdf2, handout1(Word), handout2(Word)

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

Online Safety Bil Mooney-McCoy (TechMission) handout (Word)

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


TechMission's AC4 West Coast Regional Conference
June 2004

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


TechMission's AC4 Northeast Conference
March 2004

After School/Youth Track

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.

Computer Center/Ministry Track

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

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


TechMission's AC4 National Conference
November 2003

Plenary Sessions

Panel Sessions

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

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.

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, November 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).

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Tech in Entrepreneurship Programs - Paula Billups (Educare Technologies) & Kevin Chien (TechMission), TechMission's AC4 National Conference, November 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.).

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

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


AC4 Technology & Ministry Conference Boston
February 2003

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

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.


Boston Conference
May 2001

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

Panel: Activities of Christians in Technology in Boston

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

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

Panel: Technology and Entrepreneurship

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.

Closing Session

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


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Workshop Materials

2006

Protecting Youth From Pornography
Bil Mooney-McCoy (TechMission), Urban Youth Workers Institute Conference, May 2006.

2005

Reconciliation Across Social Class
Andrew Sears (TechMission), Christian Community Development Association Conference, November 2005.

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.

AC4 & Ticket2Work
Ticket2Work Presentation
AC4 & Ticket2Work, April 2004.

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

AC4 Member Presentation
Internet Safety and Filtering
Guy Yasika, 2004.

National Salvation Army
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.

2002

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

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

2001

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

Kingdomworks 2000 Conference
Integrating Computers and Technology into Youth Ministry
Andrew Sears (TechMission), Kingdomworks Urban Youth Ministry Conference, 2001.

2000

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

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