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In 2010, Los Angeles Attorney David C. Parisi selected SeniorNet to receive a "Cy Pres" Award of $122,500, part of a $11.5 Million settlement.  See "Award Tab" for more details.

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    SeniorNet's mission is to provide older adults education for and access to computer technologies to enhance their lives and enable them to share their knowledge and wisdom. Find out how you can become a part of SeniorNet and start enjoying the benefits of membership today!

     

    If you are looking for some help to learn new or enhance existing computer skills, you have found the right place. Welcome. Come on in and make yourself at home. SeniorNet is the nation’s most respected nonprofit organization that specializes in computer and Internet education for older adults. Since 1986, SeniorNet has empowered over one million Boomers and Seniors providing encouragement, lifelong learning opportunities and new worlds to explore via the Internet.



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Quinault Indian Nation
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“We couldn’t be more thrilled to see our people use computers to enhance their quality of life. We also want to thank the volunteer tutors who give selflessly of their time to teach our tribe members – young and old. What the online world has to offer will be enlightening” said Fawn Sharp, chief of the Quinault Indian Nation.

 

 


 

 

2014 Microsoft Open House Contest Winners

 

One of the great things about SeniorNet is the dedication of our volunteers. The above pictures are the curriculum contest winners of the Microsoft Windows 2014 Open House.

 

Their curriculum (classroom instructional material) was judged to be the best of the best in the United States.  The curriculum demonstrated talent, creativity and professionalism.  

 

Contest awards included cash,  Microsoft books for the center libraries, banners, and Microsoft collateral. 

 

Winning SeniorNet Centers:

 

Aiken SC, Huntington NY, Manhattan NY, and Oklahoma City OK, Hot Springs AR, Little Rock AR, and San Jose Willows CA 

 

Click here to see the full list of curriculum submitted.

 

SeniorNet Books Outreach Projects

SeniorNet is establishing Achievement Centers sponsored by IBM in partnership with the Native American Chamber of Commerce. The initiative called "Hope and Harmony for Humanity" brings computer technology access and education to low-income and remote Native American reservations across the nation.

There is a great need for books for children on the reservations. Since we have so many people on our web site who love to read, including grandparents who are knowledgeable about age-appropriate books, we in SeniorNet Books & Literature want to sponsor an online drive to provide good reading materials for the children. We've had incredible results in our Prison Library Project and, with your help, we can make our Native American Children's Book Project a success too. Our project started in 2006 with the first Achievement Center at the Blackfeet reservation in Browning, MT. We have expanded to include the Tiguas of Ysleta del Sur near El Paso, TX and the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe in Cass Lake, MN.
"John and I both have such a good time picking out all these books.  We're like kids turned loose in a candy shop. And we can't bear the thought of kids with no books to read. It was especially fun to pick up some of the biographies and the classics.  Believe me, it is OUR pleasure." -- MaryZ

HOW TO PARTICIPATE
  1. You may purchase a Barnes and Noble gift certificate. It's probably best to send a gift card that can be used in a physical store so that the recipients don't have to pay for online shipping when they purchase books. See below for more information on gift cards.
    OR
  2. Purchase a book(s) and send it to one of the addresses below --depending on the age focus for the book. If you want ideas for books to donate, review lists of recommended books for younger and older children and/or talk about books you know children like, in our discussion. It is okay to send books not on the lists.
  3. Post a message in the NACBP discussion with the name of the book(s) and author(s) and to which group you sent the book(s) so we'll know what books are being sent and we can keep a list and count of our progress. Since there are so many children, multiple copies of books are fine but we don't want everyone to send the same book to the same group!

LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE RESERVATION

Mailing address for ages 8-18 (serve 500-700 children a day) (books for age 0-7 ok too; they will be distributed to programs for younger children on the reservation)

Marcella Ardito
Attn: SeniorNet Book Project
Leech Lake Youth Program
115 6th Street NW
Cass Lake, MN 56633


TIGUAS RESERVATION

Mailing address for ages 0-18

Anna Silvas
Attn: SeniorNet Book Project
Ysleta del Sur Pueblo
Tribal Empowerment Program
11100 Santos Sanchez
Socorro, Texas 79927

BLACKFEET RESERVATION

Mailing address for ages 0-5

Connie Hipp
Attn: SeniorNet Book Project
Blackfeet Early Childhood Center
615 S. Piegan
Browning, MT 59417

Mailing address for ages 6-18

Olivia Davis-Hall
Attn: SeniorNet Book Project
Blackfeet Boarding Dorm
PO Box 880
#1 Dormitory Road
Browning, MT 59417

Include your name and address in the return address area.

SeniorNet Barnes&Noble Affiliate Bookstore Buy from this link and you'll contribute a percentage of your purchases to SeniorNet. Purchases of $25+ may qualify for FREE SHIPPING.


Barnes and Noble Gift Card information
Both the Blackfeet Early Childhood Center and the Blackfeet Dormitory, would love to receive gift cards. There is a Barnes and Noble in Great Falls, MT and they will take the cards there to select the books. You can go online and have the cards shipped directly to them. Shipping is $.95 for the cards. You don't need to put phone numbers in for either location. Just set yourself up for the billing location and each of them for the shipping on two separate orders.

Be sure to put your name and address on the gift card in the narrative.

Let us know if you have shipped cards out so we can add you to our list and we'll ask our contacts to let us know what books they purchase with gift cards.


Make a difference in the lives of prisoners in one of several prison systems. One of the prison librarians has said that "often when prisons get books they are old, cast off and battered books. Books donated by SeniorNet are in new condition and say volumes to the inmates that THEY are not just cast offs, too."

HOW TO PARTICIPATE
  1. Donate a new or gently used book(s), or a make a financial contribution for postage, and send it to the project contact person, Ginny Anderson. Email her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for instructions on where to send the books. Read more about the project in the Prison Library Book Project discussion. If you want a suggestion for a book title, you can check one of the recommended book lists that are linked in the heading of the discussion.

  2. Post a message in the discussion with the number of books you sent so that we can add it to our ongoing count.

Learn more or ask questions in the Prison Library Book Project discussion.

We appreciate your donation of books, postage money or a Barnes & Noble gift certificate as an individual or as a group.

Thank you!

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