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Contact: Chriss Swaney
(412) 268-5776

For immediate release:
June 26, 2001

Carnegie Mellon InfoLink Program Taps Inner City Teens to Help Build New Software

PITTSBURGH‹Carnegie Mellonıs H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management is working with 18 high school students to develop a new Web site for Homestead, a former steelmaking center. The students will work with Heinz Professor Wilpin Gorr to build an e-government Web site listing meeting agendas and minutes for Homestead council members and other elected officials.

Gorr said the student pilot project will lead to development of a new kind of software for use by small municipal governments to streamline operations such as public works activities and other basic services. InfoLink is a program designed to help inner city youth bridge the computer digital divide. The program, in its seventh year, features juniors and seniors form Schenley and McKeesport high schools.

WHEN: 9 a.m. to noon, Friday, June 28.

WHERE: Carnegie Mellon University/The Heinz School, Room 100.


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