Connecting Our Community with Free Computer Course
Category : Dignity News
Three years ago Dignity Housing launched our Free Basic Computer Literacy classes, which take place twice a year in our KEYSPOT computer lab. In addition to classes, the KEYSPOT lab offers our residents, as well as members of our community, the opportunity to access the internet for free.
During a six week period, Dignity’s Basic Computer Literacy Class teaches students about the desktop, icons and how to navigate the mouse. They also become familiar with the Internet, email and Microsoft Word. The popularity for the class is growing, as we had enough students enroll in our summer session to offer morning and afternoon classes. Each expressed different reasons for signing up, but many were over 65 and looking for help navigating the increasingly digital world. One student was a recovering addict, who after 25 years of addiction, was getting his life back on track. After each class he always made it a point to thank the computer instructor for helping him learn something new.
At the conclusion of the six week program, the students are tested on the material they’ve learned and earn a certificate of completion.
Adult Basic Computer Classes are taught Tuesdays and Thursdays and are made possible in part by the Philadelphia KEYSPOT Program, a city-wide initiative to bring internet access, training, and technology to all Philadelphia Communities. Although the summer session has concluded, we welcome you to sign up for our next class, beginning in fall 2016. Please contact Ms. Karen Motley at 215-713-0960 ext. 212 for more information.
If you need to use a computer or the internet, our KEYSPOT Computer lab is free and open to the general public Monday and Wednesday: 10am-12:30pm and 2pm-4:30pm and Friday: 10am-12:30pm and 2pm-3:00pm. We are located at 5227-R Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144.
Noelle Pitts, Special Events & Marketing Associate
215-713-0960 ext. 208