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The Progressive Technology Project (PTP) seeks to raise the scope and scale of technology resources available to grassroots community organizing groups working for environmental, economic, and social justice. PTP provides training, technical assistance and grants to develop the capacity of grassroots organizing groups through the use of information technology. PTP's goals include: Help grassroots groups to obtain new technology skills that advance their ability to improve the quality of people's lives Explore, create and share models of technology use that increase the organization's power and effectiveness by adding value to grassroots organizing Develop a program of technical assistance to address the unique needs that grassroots organizations face in their use of technology Leverage resources to support the use of information technologies by grassroots organizations Create a place for strategic discussions about the relationship between grassroots organizing and technology
Founded in 1998, the Progressive Technology Project (PTP) strengthens grassroots social change community organizing in poor communities and communities of color by convening events to exchange ideas and experiences about new technology, conducting training sessions for organizers, providing a framework for technical assistance, providing downloadable how-to resources on the web, raising and re-granting funds for organizing technology.
- Mark Sherman
- (6512) 724-2600
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