Solid Ground’s Community Voice Mail (CVM) program has been using voice mail technology to connect homeless and phoneless folks to employers, housing and family for more than 20 years. With the technology landscape rapidly changing, the program has been looking at how it can continue to help low-income people overcome barriers to communications and technology. Two graduate students from the University of Washington Evans School of Public Affairs undertook an in-depth program assessment this year and will be presenting their findings at Solid Ground on June 6. The event is also an ice cream social!
The project involved evaluating the CVM program, assessing the communications needs and barriers of the clients it serves, and strategizing to expand and evolve the CVM program to keep up with clients’ needs in the 21st century. The findings and recommendations go beyond what CVM currently offers to examine the broader communications and technology needs of very low-income people in King County.
CVM Present & Future: Presentation
Wednesday, June 6, 4-5:30 pm
Solid Ground Headquarters, 1st Floor Main Conference Room
1501 North 45th Street, Seattle, WA 98103
At “CVM Present & Future” you will:
- Learn the findings from the Seattle CVM program assessment
- Understand the telecommunications needs of low-income people
- Consider recommendations for the future of Seattle CVM
- Discover new low-income telecommunications programs
- Hear the stories of CVM clients and agency partners
- Reveal CVM National’s new direction
- Enjoy free ice cream!
There will be brief comments from staff, program participants and CVM National, and then the UW interns will present the findings and recommendations of the CVM program assessment, followed by questions and answers.
Seattle Community Voice Mail Seattle is a partnership between Solid Ground and the Community Voice Mail National Office (which is unveiling a new name soon!).
To RSVP, or for more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.