TOP Supports Faith- and
Grambling State University (Grambling, Louisiana), is
working with six Black churches in rural Louisiana to
increase community residents’ use of the Internet for
health and educational purposes.
Beginning in 2002, the grant announcement
explicitly designates faith-based organizations as
eligible grantees. Here are some of the projects
that TOP has funded that are being carried out
by faith-based and community organizations:
Center for Urban Missions
programs through a coalition of faith-based and
technologies to provide job skills to young people
and adults seeking work.
(Cincinnati, Ohio) is creating one of the first
linking faith-based social
The Jubilee Project (Sneedville, Tennessee) is
a faith-based organization helping to increase
the chances of success for start-up specialty
food production companies in the remote,
impoverished counties of east Tennessee.
National Association for Equal Opportunity in
Higher Education (Silver Spring, Maryland) is
working with two historically Black colleges and
nearby churches within a five-mile radius of each
campus to provide technology-driven support for
at-risk high school students to help them develop
their academic and career promise.
is working with partners,
including the Cambodian Buddhist Temple, to
create a telemedicine network to address health
issues faced by Cambodian Americans.
Michigan) provides remote interpreting services
to several organizations, including the Catholic
Human Development Outreach.
The National Urban Technology Center’s
Community Employment Network (New York,
New York) connects public assistance recipients
with employment training and listings for