"El Batey" Community Technology Center’s mission is to demystify technology and transform it into a tool for community strength. Our CTC provides 23 computers with high speed Internet and offers free public access, job training and classes. El Batey is an active member of the City of Boston’s Timothy Smith Network, which ensures long-term sustainability through regular software and hardware upgrades. Overall, our organization is a recipient of CTC NET’s Connections for Tomorrow Grant and we were a national finalist for TechFoundation’s TechGrants Spring 2004 Awards. With these awards, they acknowledge nonprofit/nongovernmental organizations that are making innovative use of technology to better pursue their missions.