|FROM ||Ruben Safir
|SUBJECT ||Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Re: Rafi from NYLUG
|On 02/09/2015 12:54 PM, MegaZell wrote:
> I want to have the teens focus more on robotics,programming with an exit
> program into certification.
> They want them to go to college and ONLY college. Many of these kids are
> not going to make it so I profess alternatives.
> Many are not aligned with that.
I would be interesting in going the kids as well. It is not easy to get
a certification program with Linux, though, because it is not a
supported program like A+ . Or maybew there are such things now.
Here is what is interesting, and this is just one angle I've looked at.
We have a large number of Orthodox Jewish people here and they are not
interested in College and are ideal candidates for a certification
program if I can get one up and running. This is different from what
your looking at from the perspective that these Orthodox Jews are not
going to college on theological grounds. They learn Torah all day and
find they suddenly find they need a career two kids into tuition bills.
We developed a program for adults in general, and it was a winning
program. Adults graduated and found work. But it is all old now, and
I'm trying to revamp.
But I essentially have a program but need to find some place to put it.
> If you plan to serve adults - depending on demographic - you will have to
> look for private funders. There Funding galas every so often in NYC where
> bigwigs look for something to fund. Private money is great because the
> reporting for it is usually something you can do in house.
> If you are serving a certain type of community - like low income mothers,
> low income fathers, low income HS dropouts and such you can get city/state
> funding through DYCD - http://www.nyc.gov/html/dycd/html/home/home.shtml
> Most of the funding that is big and will keep you taken cared of - require
> a social worker to be attached to the service. I have a lot of social
> worker friends that helped me get my summer program funded.
> On Mon, Feb 9, 2015 at 12:28 PM, Ruben Safir wrote:
>> On 02/09/2015 12:18 PM, MegaZell wrote:
>>> What is the age range of the people you want to serve?
>> all of them but I have been focused on adults. Why are you at odds with
>> the people you are working with. They seem to have the standard
>> compliment of Commercial computer training programs.