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Troy Receives $100k Grant to Create On-Line Youth Programs

Dave Aiello wrote, "In his presentation at the RCNJ Spring Dinner Meeting, Rensselaer Provost Bud Peterson mentioned a grant that the City of Troy had received to create an on-line self-service database to enhance youth programs in the city. I found a report about the grant, called The Connected Kids Project, in the February 20 edition of Campus.News."

"Here is the best source of information about the Troy Community Networking Program, of which the Connected Kids Program is a part."

"I don't understand why Rensselaer is not making more noise about this. It's an excellent example of how RPI and the City can cooperate to improve the lives of Troy's children. Perhaps the effort is considered somewhat impractical, because the children that could benefit most from this program may not have Internet access at home. But, I think lower income households will strive to obtain access to the Internet to make this sort of information available to their children."

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