Eureka Springs EAST Students Receive Technology Center Grant

   

Eureka Springs EAST Students Receive Technology Center Grant
8/12/2013 3:59:39 PM

The Carroll County Community Technology Center received a $2,000 grant from the Carroll County Community Foundation (CCCF) for the purchase of equipment and software. Sam Kirk, CCCF Executive Director, awarded the grant funds to the EAST Lab of the Eureka Springs High School.

The Carroll County Community Technology Center received a $2,000 grant from the Carroll County Community Foundation (CCCF) for the purchase of equipment and software. Sam Kirk, CCCF Executive Director, awarded the grant funds to the EAST Lab of the Eureka Springs High School. The EAST Lab, who applied for the grant, is coordinating efforts with various members of the community for the Technology Center to offer free basic computer training to parents, local skilled and unskilled work force, emergency services providers (fire, police, 911, EMS), city personnel, small business owners and workers, and retirees. A minimal fee will be charged for more advanced computer classes like GPS/GIS, video production and animation.

Various members of the High School faculty will conduct sessions that parents need for their children. The EAST Lab, which currently provides technological expertise for its various community projects, will serve as a source of trainers and mentors to the parents and business people expected to use the Technology Center. Local professionals have also volunteered to act as consultants and guest lecturers.

The Carroll County Community Foundation (CCCF), in its fifth year of operation, is affiliated with the Arkansas Community Foundation. In the last five years, the Carroll County Community Foundation has helped individuals and organization establish twelve permanent endowment funds with assets totaling almost a $1 million. The CCCF, with the help of the ARCF in conjunction with its agreement with Walton Family Partners' Program, has been able to grant more than $50,000 in funds to 40 different non-profit projects and programs in Carroll County. The Foundation has made and continues to make a wonderful impact on the quality of life in Carroll County.

In addition to the Carroll County Community Foundation, the Carroll County Technology Center has received technical advice and financial support from the Arkansas Department of Education, Arvest Bank, Bank of Eureka Springs, Community First Bank, EAST Initiative, Eureka Springs Police Department, Eureka Springs School District, First National Bank of Berryville, Northwest Arkansas Community Foundation, Elise and Martin Roenigk.

To learn about computer classes scheduled for December and how you can help support the Carroll County Community Technology Center, please contact EAST facilitator Mila Powell at (479) 253-2936 or (479) 253-8875.

CCCF donates $2,000 to Technology Center: Sam Kirk, Carroll County Community Foundation Executive Director (shown above), is seen handing a $2,000 grant check to Kaleb Killion, one of the EAST students of the Eureka Springs High School. High School Principal David Childers and EAST facilitator Mila Powell were also present. The CCCF grant funds will be used to purchase equipment and software for the Carroll County Community Technology Center. The Center offers free computer classes and was created through the efforts of the EAST Lab and various members of the community.

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