Building IT Skills among Inner City Youth in North Philadelphia through Development of a Community Geographic Information System
Two hundred and seventy female, Hispanic, and African American students in Philadelphia, PA are learning how to use Geographic Information System (GIS) technology in Spanish and English, to develop spatial analysis and cartographic and design skills to
"Building IT Skills among Inner City Youth in North Philadelphia through Development of a Community Geographic Information System" is a three-year, youth-based ITEST project proposed by Temple University. The project will provide 90 at-risk high school students, including women, Hispanic and African Americans, with 120 contact hours of instruction per year in information technology, spatial analysis and cartographic and design skills through their creative involvement in developing a community-based Geographic Information System. The project collaborators include the Asociacion Puertorriquenos en Marcha (APM) Rising Sun Avenue Community Technology Center, School District of Philadelphia, Delawarevalley.org, Forward and Beyond Program of Harrison Campus Compact, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Temple and Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations.