NTEN Conference

I arrived home on Saturday after being away at the NTEN Conference in Washington, DC. It was a very good experience. I learned a lot there, but tjoday I have been catching up on what's occured here since I've been away.

It was nice seeing familiar faces again. I also am interested in forming an advisory council of adult learners and volunteers, etc., to get more information/suggestions/ideas as to how to improve our Computer Technology Learning Center (CTLC). If anyone has suggestions or ideas, or can put me in touch with someone who does, please let me know.

Thanks in advance.

Well, I just wanted to check-in. I'm still at work and will write more later.

Comment from danielle martin on April 10, 2007 - 12:24pm

Hey Julia,

It was great to see you too, even if we didn't get to catch up much with me running around so much to advocate for the Project!

Peter posted a photo of you at the CTC VISTA session!

If you're looking to get some advice on how to incorporate more input on your program from it's users and volunteers I'd recommend connecting with two org's with VISTAs - UTEC in Lowell and HPP out in CA. Jeff Blakely and previous VISTAs at UTEC have a great model for having youth make decisions and actions for the organization. And Brittney Fosbrook at Homeless Prenatal Program is working with some similar populations as you and their tech center is almost fully run by volunteers!