SeniorNet Receives $122,500 "Cy Pres" Award
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.
“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.
“I'm grateful for the computer classes taught by Joanie at Emmaus/ SeniorNet (Washington, DC). I learned many computer skills, which were a great source of comfort, allowing me to stay connected with friends and family, to entertain myself with games and music, to skype with my daughter, and to stay informed of world events while I was home recovering. Many thanks to Joe and the staff for all of their support.”
93 Years Young Washingtonian
|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
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)
Attn: SeniorNet Book Project
Leech Lake Youth Program
115 6th Street NW
Cass Lake, MN 56633
Mailing address for ages 0-18
Attn: SeniorNet Book Project
Ysleta del Sur Pueblo
Tribal Empowerment Program
11100 Santos Sanchez
Socorro, Texas 79927
Include your name and address in the return address area.
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
Learn more or ask questions in the Prison Library Book Project discussion.
Download a flyer (a Word document) you can print and post.
"I have just completed the three session iPad class with Nancy Neschis and wanted to let you know how absolutely terrific Nancy is as a teacher and as a "cheerleader". And beyond the classroom presentation and attention to all questions, her carefully prepared and clear handouts were great for those of us who like written rules. I think we all left feeling less intimidated by the technology and even empowered. I hope to have the opportunity to continue to hone my computer skills, especially with Nancy.
The Senior Net program is terrific . Thank you for making it available at the JCC."
Manhattan JCC Learning Center, November 2013