With the goal of bridging the digital divide, Onward House provides free community access to computers and information technology to Belmont Cragin residents of all ages. Learning opportunities are available to enhance technological aptitude, increase knowledge, gain language proficiency, and increase skills for employment. The Computer Center, located in the Hank and Kim Marshall Community Resource and Education Center, serves approximately 40 community members each week and approximately 600 each year.
We provide computer classes for the community members. Participants receive training in technology, intro to computers, operating system, hardware, software, internet navigation, internet security and email uses.
When finished that introductory class there is an intermediate level for those who want to apply for jobs or small entrepreneurs that want to be updated with the technology. The training is focused on Microsoft Office and Google Drive Suite: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for office productivity.
The Hank and Kim Marshall Community Resource and Education Center has laptops and tables connected to through Wi-Fi to the internet for students enrolled in the computer classes and are available for other classes to provide access to the technology.
The Computer Center is used also for the children in the after-school program to do learning activities, reading, writing, math, etc.
During the afternoons, the center is open for software and eCommerce education and assistance for small business and entrepreneurs that need coaching or need one to one support.
Schedule: Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic we currently only offering this service virtually Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 to 11:30am or from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm . For more information regarding Onward House’s Community Computer Resource Center, call us at (773) 622-3215 or fill out the form below: