Twenty-two residents of CMHA's Scranton Castle, Crestview and Manhattan Tower Apartments celebrated their new computer and Internet skills -- and new home computer systems -- at a crowded graduation ceremony in the Scanton Castle Community Room on October 19th.
|CYC2.0 Graduates from CMHA's Scranton Castle, Crestview |
and Manhattan Tower Apartments, October 19th 2016.
|Councilman Brian Cummins, Graduate Verna T. Bell |
and CMHA Executive Director Jeffery Patterson.
Several dozen neighbors packed into the Community Room for the ceremony, along with CMHA Executive Director Jeffery Patterson and members of his staff, Ward 14 Councilman Brian Cummins, and representatives of the CYC Center and its parent organization, the Asbury Senior Computer Community Center.
Bill Callahan of the CYC Center, lead trainer Richard Moseley and Center volunteer Tracy Bucher spoke briefly about the training the graduates had received and urged other neighbors to sign up for the next round of classes.
Director Patterson, Councilman Cummins and ASC3 Exective Director Wanda Davis each addressed to the gathering about the urgency of closing Cleveland's digital divide, before formally presenting their diplomas and congratulations.
Councilman Cummins has supported the Center with Ward 14 funding since its inception with an interest to increase computer literacy in the surrounding neighborhoods. Neighbors interested in taking classes can call the Center's voicemail at 216-548-8651, or check the website for schedule information.
|CYC2.0 Graduates, family and friends congratulating each other!|
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