The Summer of Service Technology Institute won the Special Prize for Best Use of IT for Rural America ($5000) in this year's CITRIS White Paper competition. This prize was sponsored by AT&T.
Their proposal helped fund a five-day tech camp for youth leaders from the Digitally Abled Producers Project (D@PP) of the Central San Joaquin Valley. The tech camp is organized by collaborative efforts of UCSC undergraduate students, the Global Information Internship Program (http://giip.ucsc.edu) and the Center for Multicultural Cooperation (http://cmcweb.org).
The students had a great time, learned a lot and are getting close to finishing their Summer of Service. GIIP and CMC produced a summary video to share how the institute went. Check it out on-line: http://giip.ucsc.edu/content/view/118/40/
You can also browse through their flickr pool (http://flickr.com/photos/giip/sets/72157601146072135/) and see images of the week.
More information about this year's CITRIS White Paper competition is online at (http://www.citris-uc.org/event/citris_white_paper_competition_awards).