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Building Tech Centers for New Orleans Communities



Providing access to Information & Communication Technology (ICT) in New Orleans is essential to the revitalization of Hurricane Katrina-affected communities and the education of local youth.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Before Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, many parishes in New Orleans were old, decrepit and sadly out-of-date as it related to schools, community programs, literacy of youth and adults, and computer knowledge. To combat this and rejuvenate the community, RI is building a Community Information Resource Center (CIRC) aimed at providing New Orleans communities with free access to the Internet, along with training to develop computer and technology skills - essential for the rehabiliation of the city.

How will this project solve this problem?

RI's goals for the center are to encourage technoloy access & utilization by populations of the city that are underserved. By providing these services, the CIRC will speed up the recovery of the region and enhance beneficiaries' quality of life.

Potential Long Term Impact

The CIRC will house 15-20 new computers and computer equipment with free access for the community to the Internet, emails, periodicals and computer training resources. Career counseling and training will also be available for adults & youth as well.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $1,542

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $1,542 .  The original project funding goal was $200,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).



Thanks to 15 donors like you, a total of $1,542 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Emily Keehn

Program Associate
Los Angeles, California United States

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