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Re: Tech Savvy grant opportunity

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  • BBracey@aol.com
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    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 31, 2006
      In a message dated 10/31/06 4:41:07 PM, myoung@... writes:

      > Call for Nominations: 2007 Verizon Tech Savvy Awards
      > Nominations for the 2007 Verizon Tech Savvy Awards are now available. These
      > are the first national awards honoring programs that improve parents and
      > children’s understanding and use of technology. Four $5,000 regional awards and
      > one $25,000 national award will be presented. The deadline for submissions is
      > Jan. 12, 2007.
      > The annual award will be given for the first time in March 2007 in Orlando,
      > Fla., at the National Center for Family Literacy’s annual conference, the
      > National Conference on Family Literacy.
      > The Verizon Tech Savvy Awards were established by the National Center for
      > Family Literacy (NCFL), the Verizon Foundation, and the First Lady of Iowa
      > Christie Vilsack, a Verizon Literacy Champion. The awards are designed to
      > support programs that help parents bridge the widening gap between adults and
      > children’s understanding of technology. The two generations must learn about
      > technology together so parents can be effective teachers and advocates to ensure
      > that their children are literate in technology and prepared for the 21st
      > century workforce.
      > Successful programs should create innovative ways to employ technology as
      > an important component in family literacy, and those methods should have the
      > ability to be easily replicated at other sites across the country.
      > Organizations that are 501(c)(3) nonprofits, such as community-based
      > nonprofits,
      > libraries and schools, should apply. Religious or sectarian organizations
      > may apply
      > only if the program(s) offered serve a broad cross-section of the
      > community.
      > Organizations should apply within one of the regions specified on the map
      > provided in
      > the nomination kit. 
      > For a copy of the 2007 Verizon Tech Savvy Awards nomination form or to send
      > a notice about the awards to a colleague, visit
      > www.famlit.org/techsavvyawards.
      > NCFL is the worldwide leader in family literacy, an intergenerational
      > approach to help families escape poverty through education. More than 1 million
      > families have made positive educational and economic gains as a result of NCFL’
      > s work, which includes training more than 150,000 teachers and thousands of
      > volunteers.


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