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Houston, TX

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Digital navigation skills

Description: This project will provide residents aged 50 with tablet computers, along with tutorials from university student volunteers on how to use them.

Jersey City, NJ

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2021

Project Category: Digital navigation skills

Description: The Jersey City Housing Authority aimed to use technology to reduce social isolation and improve community connections at one of its age-restricted public housing complexes. The Authority a created a computer lab onsite, outfitting the space with desktop computers and a printer. To help residents use the technology, they Authority worked with partners to host one-on-one and small group digital literacy training in Spanish and English. Topics included computer and internet basics, email and digital art and design. Additionally, the Authority installed voice-activated smart home devices in individual apartments. Since introducing the new technology, the Authority has also worked to ensure residents have access to reliable broadband internet service.

Little Rock, AR

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Digital navigation skills

Description: This project will increase digital literacy among older adults by creating a mobile tech classroom that staff can take into assisted living facilities to conduct workshops on how to operate devices such as smartphones and tablets.

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San Francisco, CA

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2018

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: When the Florence Fang Asian Community Garden opened in the Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood in 2014, it focused on serving Asian immigrant elders and filled a need for green space and fresh food. This project expanded the garden, adding 3,000 square feet of gardening space and making it the second largest urban farm in San Francisco. The additional space allowed gardeners to try new techniques -- such as row planting -- that increased the garden's yields. Additionally, organizers upgraded the garden's compost system and set up beehives to help with pollinating crops. The larger harvest allowed garden organizers to distribute four tons of produce annually to local families in needs, including culturally relevant foods such as bok choy and Chinese chives.

San Francisco, CA

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Public space activation

Description: This project enlivened an alleyway with murals, planters, tables and chairs, ADA-compliant benches, music performances and more.

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