CTC After-School Programming

Organization: 
First Baptist Church
VISTA Name: 
Charlena Barnes
Program Start: 
6/2002
Program End: 
6/2004
Project Description: 

The mission of the FBC Computer C.A.F.E. is to spread today‚Äôs technological knowledge around the community and to empower the members of the church and community through technology training. We strive to elevate youth to positive futures through using computer technology for tutoring, cultural events, and mentoring by pairing stable, professional adults both working and retired with youth.

Goal 1: Implement an after-school program
Goal 2: Facilitate a Business Center
Goal 3: Public and private sector resources will enable the project to continue after the Members leave.

Project Outcome: 

During her term, Charlena researched three online volunteer management programs and posted volunteer position descriptions. Charlena organized activities for the Black Family Technology Awareness Week, which consisted of three days of workshops focusing on family, technology, and financial stability. She developed, coordinated, and managed the workshops.

Charlena met with World Vision, First Baptist Church staff and Middle School Youth Rep. to develop and implement an ongoing student recruit drive.

She provided assistance to business center users and provides technical assistance to the church, its members, and the community.

She has developed procedures for an after-school program.

She developed the FBC Computer C.A.F.E. website (http://fchurch.org/cafe/index.shtml).

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