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by Ibsa Inc - Sunday, 19 July 2015, 11:07 PM
 

Streets University is a division of IBSA with the sole purpose of providing a multi-faceted approach to addressing the economic depravity faced by Black youth and other young low-income adults, in a way that provides them the tools and resources needed to become re-engaged in their community. Programs, projects, services and activities are structured to provide students the chance to start learning and applying soft-skills they lack; all of which are needed in this transition to becoming productive citizens in society. Using what opportunities and resources that already exist, Streets University works to engage youth, young adults, their neighbors and the business community in enterprising activities, while also fostering an interest in the use of today's modern computing technology.

A component of Streets University is Access Point, an instructional primer course on the applied use of modern cloud-based technology. Young people who complete this segment of instruction and assignments can choose to signup for additional instruction on salesmanship, target marketing, the use of internet-connectivity to generate an income, practical website design platforms and other digital services such as video production, editing and social media marketing. Core instruction and activities cover the following of competencies:


1) Using Chromebooks and Cloud-Based Computing

2) Video Production, Editing & Social Media Marketing

3) Use of the Keepod and other USB Operating Systems - Mobile Computing

4) Intro to Building Websites with WordPress

5) Advanced WordPress

6) How to Create Business Profiles in Online Directories (SEO, Embedding Video, Maps & Pictures, Use of Text-Editors)

7) Search Engine Optimization Strategies (SEO)

8) The Dynamics & Benefit to Wireless Internet Neighborhoods

9) Intro to Mapping Out Wireless Internet Connectivity Hubs

(a) Installation, Replace, Repair of wireless network components

(b) Introduction to the software and online management & analysis tools available to monitor wireless networks

10) Setting up a neighborhood Wi-Fi Network or Other Neighborhood Community Tech-Hubs

* Assignments
* Tests / Quizzes*
* Special Project(s) - co-working on community project that assists a small business or nonprofit
* Personal Project - To Be Determined
* Certificate of Completion Awarded to Students that Complete All Assignments & Projects in a Satisfactory Manner.

*Tests / Quizzes are used to assure student are reaching a standard level of core competencies in each particular area of instruction and learning.


Equipment:

Chromebooks or Laptop (provided by program)
Keepod & Chrome OS on USB, Etc...
Desktop, Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse
Wireless USB Adapters
USB Keyboards & Mouse

Familiarity with using tablet or smartphone video applications highly preferred.


Other:

Special Student Program Attire
Boys - polo shirt, slacks, jacket, shoes
Girls - polo shirt, slacks, skirt, jacket, shoes
Student binder, tote bag, paper, etc..

Field Trips:

Local Small Business
Local Govt IT Department
Local Coworking & Makerspace
Local Chamber or Networking Events
Local City Council Meeting


Guest Speakers:

Small Business Owners
Website Designers
Independent Sales Reps: Insurance, Auto, etc..
Bookkeeper / Accountant: 1099 & Standard Deductions
High Ranking Public Officials: Services Govt Buys

 

 

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Equipment & Supplies*

1. Mobile Unit Received: Chromebook or Laptop; with a Gmail or other suitable email account

2. Necessary Suppliesbinder, paper, calculator, Keepod, textbook, etc

3. Appropriate Attireyoung casual, urban professional

Boys (Custom V-Neck Polo)
Jacket, Slacks, Shirt, Tie, Shoes

Girls (Custom V-Neck Polo)
Dress Suit, Blouse, Shoes

Some enrollment fees may be waived or all/some expenses may be covered by state agencies providing services through TANF, Voc. Rehab, Juvenile Justice, Housing Authorities or with other federal workforce training dollars and/or Community Development Block Grant funds targeting local communities and low to-moderate income individuals.


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UniTee Design - Affiliate Partner Agency

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Program Resources

Viable Third Community c360KC
DogonVillage.com
Young & Black Success Club

Urban Tech Fair
Better Detroit Youth Movement

 

Streets University is not affiliated with any accredited educational institution, governing body or government agency. Courses are not approved for any federal loans.

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The urban landscape in America offers few, if any true economic opportunities presently to counteract the scourge of neighborhood crime, particularly those that involve drug sales, homicide and more violent person crimes of robbery and home invasions.

Most businesses in these urban neighborhoods are either small sole proprietorship’s or family partnerships, therefore they cannot afford to hire additional staff in many cases. Our programs provides enterprising Black and minority youth and young adults with alternatives and the freedom to work when they please and earn not just minimum wage, but a wage directly related to the amount of work they are willing to put in.

Activities provide a year-round opportunity to learn and master the skills of on/offline marketing, interactive web design, video production/promotion, public relations and salesmanship; as well as a chance to earn a little money through the sales of various products and services in-demand.

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