Educational Institutions

National Urban Technology Center, Inc.

  • New York, NY
  • www.urbantech.org

Mission Statement

UTC, founded in 1995, addresses the "Digital Divide" that has developed in the US between the underserved and more affluent members of society. Our offerings teach the full MS Office suite, Digital Audio and Computer Skills for Youth. Additionally, The Youth Leadership Academy (YLA) teachs teens critical life skills through a series of interactive modules using modern teen culture as the vehicle for learning. During the past 15 years, Urban Tech has established or facilitated training centers in over 700 communities across the United States. In addition, the Basic Computer Curriculum has been translated into Spanish to address the Hispanic community.

Service Areas

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National

Our Services are delivered primarily through the Internet so we can provide curriculum and training to any location connected by broadband internet connection.  In addtion, we have a CD version of our software that allows for sites we poor or spotty broadband connection to utilize our services.

ruling year

1995

Principal Officer

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Mrs. Patricia Bransford

Keywords

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Life Skills, Social and Emotional Learning, Computer Training, Leadership Training, Conflict Resolution, Healthy Living

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Also Known As

Urban Tech

EIN

13-3826279

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Economic Development (S30)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Program 1

Urban Tech provides curriculum and training in the following areas: The Youth Leadership Academy is an intensive curricula designed to enhance self-esteem and build leadership skills in youth ages 10 to 20. It consists of the following modules: * Leadership Series - Team Building, Self-Discovery, Personal appearance, Conflict Resolution, Community Involvement * Healthy Living - Persoanl relationships, STD Awareness, Substance Abuse Prevention, Healthy Habits * Career Development - Budgets and Banking, Educational Planning, College Preparation, Job Seeking The Community Training Program: *Computer Fundamentals, Word Processing, PowerPoint, Spreadsheets, Proficient Word, Web Publishing, PC Installation and Maintenance, Computer Skills for Young Adults and Digital Audio. These courses are multi-generational and designed to give community members full technological capabilty to participate in the 21st Century.

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Our Services are delivered primarily through the Internet so we can provide curriculum and training to any location connected by broadband internet connection.  In addtion, we have a CD version of our software that allows for sites we poor or spotty broadband connection to utilize our services.

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THE NATIONAL URBAN TECHNOLOGY CENTER INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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National Urban Technology Center, Inc.

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Principal Officer

Mrs. Patricia Bransford

BIO

Ms. Patricia S. Bransford is the founder and President of the National Urban Technology Center (Urban Tech), a nonprofit corporation that provides training and consulting services in the use of technology and telecommunications for education, employment and business development in low-income communities. As the President of Urban Tech, Ms. Bransford has pioneered the concept of community-based computer learning centers; forged key relationships in communities across the U.S.; and designed and developed innovative curriculum products and training materials for inner-city communities. Before establishing Urban Tech, Ms. Bransford was Vice President of Marketing for Advanced Technological Solutions (ATS) in New York City. Ms. Bransford was instrumental in forming ATS, formerly IBM?s Bedford-Stuyvesant manufacturing facility, while a strategic planner for IBM. This initiative resulted in the creation of technology jobs in the Bedford-Stuyvesant community and the largest minority employee-owned computer manufacturer in the country. Ms. Bransford held several marketing positions in her 17 years at IBM, most recently as Director of IBM's $100 million business with New York City. As a marketing executive at IBM, she was responsible for the strategic planning, marketing and implementation of large-scale information systems projects in the areas of social services, criminal justice, housing and finance. In 1991, Ms. Bransford launched CityMail, a citywide telecommunications facility, linking all government agencies for distribution of electronic mail and the more efficient coordination of government data. Among her other marketing achievements is the automation of inventory management and store operations for a large retail book chain which positioned the chain as the most successful "super-marketer" of books. From 1982 to 1986 as a senior planner for IBM, Ms. Bransford restructured procurement and distribution programs to achieve more efficient operations across IBM's worldwide business units. She created the first "1-800" direct marketing and distribution channel in the U.S. for personal computers. Ms. Bransford sits on the Board of the Urban Business Assistance Corporation, which serves the needs of minority entrepreneurs and business owners in New York City. In November 1997, Ms. Bransford published Sustainable Urban Preservation: Developing A Model Program for New York in 1997, which was funded by the World Monuments Fund in cooperation with the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. In May 1998, Ms. Bransford was awarded the Beacon Award by the Morehouse and Spelman New York Alumni Scholarship Fund in honor of her distinguished accomplishments and work in disadvantaged communities. In March 2001, she received the Granville T. Woods award given by the National Association of Black Telecommunications Professionals to ?the outstanding CEO of a corporation with the greatest impact in the community.? This year, Ms. Bransford was invited to join the Citizenship Through Sports Alliance (CTSA) Corporate Advisory Board, established in 1997 in Indianapolis, to promote positive values among youth through sports. Ms. Bransford has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Catholic University in Washington, D.C. and a Master's Degree from the N.Y.U. Stern School of Business Administration.

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