The Chicago Digital Access Alliance is working to connect Chicago neighborhoods. Our five-year initiative, “Technology In The Hood”, and its campaign, “Connecting Chicago Neighborhoods To Digital Excellence”, focuses on bringing technology to neighborhoods and neighborhoods to technology. We have two projects under the “Technology In The Hood” Initiative: (1) Our CTC/PCC Development Program, under which we are developing and establishing thirty (30) new community technology/public computing centers; and (2) the 10,000 Digital Kids Campaign, where we are helping provide 10,000 urban youth with resources, training and software to allow them to create their own software development solutions.
On Monday, October 3, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. at the AKARAMA Foundation Community Center, 6220 South Ingleside Avenue, we’re launching our initiative with a focus on the AKARAMA Cafe, a 30-station community technology center which offers access to laptop computers and Internet technology, at a press conference where we will also introduce CTC managers from ten (10) different community technology centers who will share their stories and insights.
At 11:00 a.m., at the AKARAMA Cafe, seniors will participate in a digital literacy workshop presented by Connected Living Inc., a BTOP Award grantee which provides training and technology resources to seniors.
The thirty (30) community technology centers we are establishing will be located in ten (10) different communities on the South, West and North Sides.
We’re also partnering with community entities in establishing our CTCS, including Connect Woodlawn Inc. in Woodlawn, Digital Englewood Inc. in Englewood, and the Southside Technology Cooperative NFP in Brozeville/Kenwood.
For more information or to learn how to get involved, call us at 312-970-0249 or 312-473-0373.