All that IHADLA does for the children they serve truly creates change for many people. However, technology has not been a crucial point of many of the programs IHADLA provides for its students, which will be problematic based on current technological progression and adoption within schools and careers.
Davenport is a rural area, with only 4 daily buses reaching the area.3 This makes Davenport less accessible to build connections that can increase funding and create opportunities for tech lessons. The youth have expressed several times to their project coordinator that they are interested in learning about building resumes and applying for jobs online, as well as other tech skills. There is a need to provide tech essential workshops because much of the youth have desires to create resumes and apply for jobs. Providing them with tech workshops will lead the way for the youth to gain important job skills. Enhancing their skills for the job market will provide them access to jobs that can potentially lift them to a higher socioeconomic status.
For her project, Jenny Cervantes created the template for organizing Walnut Avenue Women's Shelter's donor information through the database 'Donor Pro'. She also set-up and generated the analytical client reports and put together the template for creating follow-up letters to donors based on categories and classifications.
Beginning July 6th, 2015, through a partnership with the Digital Nest, Olivia Bulan facilitated a 5 day summer day camp. It was available to girls and LGBTQ folks ages 12-24. The day camp focused primarily on Wordpress skills and culminated in the collaborative creation of a technology themed blog incorporating writings from all of the girls in an effort to recruit more girls to the Digital Nest.
This project set out to create and evaluate an SMS-based communication channel between Chop’s Teen Club and the Latino ESL community in Santa Rosa, CA.