Connect Your Community (CYC)
An exciting new program of the HOPE Village Initiative is a broadband outreach program called “Connect Your Community,” which is offering free computer training and affordable access to the internet to residents in the HOPE Village Initiative target area.
Through a generous “creative sector” grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to the Telecommunications Network, households in Detroit’s Central Woodward/North End and Osborn neighborhoods will be eligible for low cost broadband internet access, connecting them to an invaluable resource in an increasingly technological world.
With access to the internet, neighborhood residents will be able to obtain information about online training and education resources, job resources, and other online communities.
In addition, using funds from a federal grant, and in partnership with OneCommunity, Child Care Coordinating Council of Wayne County/Detroit, and Matrix Human Services, the CYC program is enrolling students in basic computer and internet skills training. Students can take 24 hours of computer literacy training at Focus: HOPE’s new Family Learning Center. Classes are under way now. For details on the classes, call 313.494.4368.
Click on the links below to view videos of some of our participants:
- J-Renee’ Stevenson - trained at CYC The Family Place (4C): https://vimeo.com/43533686
- Jean Caldwell – trained at CYC Focus: HOPE: https://vimeo.com/43647222
- Stephen Pitts – trained at CYC Matrix Human Services: https://vimeo.com/43647313