CONNECT YOUR COMMUNITY
Call 859.281.1195 to register for classes
For many households, having computers with Internet access at home is not feasible. Without access to computers and high-speed Internet access, these individuals are missing out on critical opportunities to improve their quality of life and become participants in our digital society. Connect Your Community (CYC) provides broadband training, low-cost equipment, and support for low-income individuals and their households. In addition to receiving training, participants complete a customized plan with one-on-one assistance for how they will access and use Internet in their households.
The Urban League's Connect Your Community program will reach 1,750 low-income individuals and their households in Fayette County. Eighty-percent funded through a two-year grant that from the U.S. Department of Commerce's Broadband Technology Opportunities Program, the Urban League will help citizens cross the digital divide.
- Gain and upgrade computer skills through CYC's free training.
- Have opportunities to equip homes with a very affordable computer and get online with (free or affordable) high-speed Internet access; and
- Experience one-on-one assistance to find online resources they need the most.
To Register or for more information contact:
145 DeWeese Street
Lexington, KY 40507
Falling Through the Net is a report released by the US Commerce Department that says that there is "evidence of a persisting digital divide between the information rich and the information poor, a gap that is widening over time." The Urban League Community Technology Center was erected in 2002 to address this gap by providing computer training to those in need as well as provide access to computer software and the Internet.
The Urban League is proud to serve as one of two training sites for people with low vision. With a technology lab complete with modified keyboards and monitors, we have a teacher-student ratio of 1:2.
Tubby's Clubhouse is a computer training program for middle school youth. This program teaches students how to dismantle and reassemble computers while also learning computer software. Students who successfully complete the program receive a computer for their home.
For more information contact:
859-233-1561 ext 232
149 DeWeese Street
Lexington, KY 40507
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