PUBLIC Chicago Digital Access & Skills Referral Network
 Share
The version of the browser you are using is no longer supported. Please upgrade to a supported browser.Dismiss

 
$
%
123
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZAAABACADAEAFAGAHAIAJAKALAMANAOAPAQARASAT
1
Entry Id
What is the name of program that you volunteer for, train in, or coordinate?
The name of the site where this program exists:
This program at your site targets...
This program at your site targets...
This program at your site targets...
This program at your site targets...
This program at your site targets...
This program at your site targets...
This program at your site targets...
This program at your site targets...
This program at your site targets...
This program at your site targets...
This program at your site...
This program at your site...
This program at your site...
This program at your site...
Please list the computer/digital skills you teach.
What other service(s) do you provide?
What is the main goal of this program at your site?
Is your site part of any program or member networks in Chicago?
Is your site part of any program or member networks in Chicago?
Is your site part of any program or member networks in Chicago?
Is your site part of any program or member networks in Chicago?
Is your site part of any program or member networks in Chicago?
Is your site part of any program or member networks in Chicago?
Is your site part of any program or member networks in Chicago?
Is your site part of any program or member networks in Chicago?
Is your site part of any program or member networks in Chicago?
Is your site part of any program or member networks in Chicago?
What other program or member network(s) is your site part of?
If applicable, please note your geographic focus within Chicago:
The program at your site provides support in the following language(s):
The program at your site provides support in the following language(s):
The program at your site provides support in the following language(s):
The program at your site provides support in the following language(s):
The program at your site provides support in the following language(s):
The program at your site provides support in the following language(s):
What other language(s) does this program at your site provide support in?
If you can, share the estimated number of people this program at your site served in 2015.
Upload a flyer or handout that you use to recruit for this program.
Link us to a website that you share to recruit for this program.
Your NameLastYour title/roleYour email
2
1Career Transitions Center of ChicagoOld St. Patrick's ChurchUnemployed
Provides public computing
Provide professional, emotional and spiritual support to those seeking a job, looking for meaningful work, and to enhance the employability of incumbent workers.
0zzzEnglish1000
fy15_ctc_annual_report_111615_final.pdf
http://www.ctcchicago.orgStephenRynkiewiczVolunteer
srynkiewicz@icloud.com
3
2The Cara Program
The Cara Program-Quad Communities Campus
ParentsUnemployed
The general population
Teaches computer/digital/technical skills
Microsoft Word Basics, Computer Basics, Excel, Online Banking, Navigating the internet, online applications, Social media, Employer research, Navigating google
To provide computer skills and knowledge to the general population.
LISC Chicago Financial Opportunity Centers
English760
http://www.thecaraprogram.org
LynnetteWashington
Senior Manager of Supportive Services
lwashington@thecaraprogram.org
4
3AmeriCorpsSafer FoundationSeniorsParentsVeteransUnemployed
Teaches computer/digital/technical skills
Provides public computing
Microsoft Office, Computer Basics, Internet Basics and Email Basics.
The main goal at Safer is to increase skill sets that will lead to long-term employment and retention.
Department of Family & Social Services (DFSS)
LISC Chicago Financial Opportunity Centers
Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership
English9000
coming_2016_revised.docx
ShariWashingtonDigital Literacy Specialist
shari.washington@saferfoundation.org
5
4"LISC-AmeriCorps""The Safer Foundation"SeniorsParentsVeteransUnemployed
Teaches computer/digital/technical skills
Microsoft Office, Computer Basics, Internet Basics, Email Basics, Using Social Networks, Using Online Commerce, Using Communication Vehicles
The main goal at The Safer Foundation is to increase skill sets that will lead to long-term employment and retention.
Department of Family & Social Services (DFSS)
LISC Chicago Financial Opportunity Centers
Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership
English9000
coming_2016.docx
ShariWashingtonDigital Literacy Specialist
shari.washington@saferfoundation.org
6
5Transtional Jobs ProgramStreetWiseUnemployed
Provides public computing
To teach job skills, including digital skills, in order for folks in poverty to get jobs.
Literacy Works
UptownEnglish70
_tjp_primary_flyer.docx
http://streetwise.org/tjp/GregoryMorrowEmployment Case Manager
gregorymorrow@msn.com
7
6Adult EducationCentro RomeroSeniorsParentsUnemployed
The general population
Teaches computer/digital/technical skills
Basic computer skills, setting up emails and learning the Microsoft Word suite.
For adults to be able to access digital literacies and utilize those literacies in their workplace or for finding employment.
Literacy Works
Northeast side of Chicago, specifically Edgewater, Rogers Park, Albany Park, etc.
EnglishSpanish9000
http://www.centroromero.org
DenaGiacometti
Department Director - Adult Education
dena@centroromero.org
8
7Corazón a Corazón
St. Michael the Archangel Pastoral Center
Unemployed
The general population
Teaches computer/digital/technical skills
.
Compouter Literacy. Typing skills, internet literacy.
To teach our learners how to use computers and technology to help them learn another language and to be able to advance in their studies, job and careers. But most important of all to be able to help their children with their school work and to be able to communicate with their childrens teachers.
Literacy Works
Other(s)South Side Literacy Coalition.South Chicago & South ShoreEnglishSpanish55
corazon_esl_flyer_english.pdf
http://www.corazon-chicago.org
MargaritaSilvaESL Coordinator
msilva@corazon-chicago.com
9
8Cyber ESLEl Instituto del Progreso LatinoParents
Lends or gives out devices
The main goal is to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) to Spanish-speaking adults through the use of technology and blended learning.
Pilsen and Little VillageEnglishSpanish100
cyber_esl_flyer_2016.pub
AnthonyWorkmanCyber ESL Coordinator
a.workman@idpl.org
10
9Jack Ehrlich Literacy ProgramAnixter CenterSeniorsVeteransUnemployed
The general population
Teaches computer/digital/technical skills
Provides public computing
We have a general computer class to teach internet navigation, typing, mouse usage, etc. Learners can work 1:1 on any computer skills they wish. We have iPads and touchscreen computers, and accessible technology, all of which people can learn to use.
We match adults with disabilities with 1:1 tutors to work on the goals that are important to their lives.
2
Literacy Works
EnglishOther
American Sign Language
130
literacy_volunteer_flyer_final_to_print.pdf
http://www.anixtercenter.org/find-services/literacy-education-and-professional-training-services/literacy-program
LesleyKartaliLiteracy Program Coordinator
lkartali@anixter.org
11
10Financial Opportunity Center
Metropolitan Family Services at Kennedy King College
SeniorsParentsUnemployed
The general population
Teaches computer/digital/technical skills
Basic, Intermediate and Advanced levels for Microsoft Office,internet/email, resume/cover letter development, completing employment applications on line
Empowerment of community, economic stability of residents and emotional wellness for all
Chicago Housing Authority (CHA)
Department of Family & Social Services (DFSS)
LISC Chicago Financial Opportunity Centers
Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership
SouthsideEnglish1000
cwf_flyer.docx
http://www.metrofamily.org
ChristineBrownDirector
brownc@metrofamily.org
12
11Smart Health CentersFantus Clinic
The general population
Other service(s)
Education on Patient Portal benefits and usage
Increase awareness of tech-based health resources for patients with low digital-literacy levels
Smart Health Centers
EnglishSpanishMandarin0AnneLinHealth Navigatoralin@cct.org
13
12Adler Planetarium STEM Teen ProgramsAdler Planetarium
Teens & young adults (age 13 to 24)
Lends or gives out devices
Teaches computer/digital/technical skills
Intro to web-development, game-development, Python, Arduino, etc
To introduce students to new skills and direct them to resources where they can continue their learning
English540
http://www.adlerplanetarium.org/teen-opportunities
NathalieRayter
Senior Coordinator, STEM Teen Programs
nrayter@adlerplanetarium.org
14
13
YWCA TechGYRLS, YWCA Innovation & Technology Institute, YWCA 3D Youth
YWCA Parks Francis, YWCA Julian Grace Innovation and Technology Institute
Youth (below age 13)
SeniorsParents
Small businesses
Startups or entrepreneurs
Nonprofits or nonprofit professionals
VeteransUnemployed
The general population
Teens & young adults (age 13 to 24)
Teaches computer/digital/technical skills
Provides public computing
Microsoft Word — Create effective documents Microsoft Power Point — Design impressive and creative presentations Microsoft Excel — Learn powerful techniques to build budgets, track expenses and analyze spending MS Access — Design and create relational databases MS Outlook — Send and receive emails, create contact list, use the calendar to mark appointments Email Basics — Learn how to use email effectively Online Storage — Use the cloud to store your documents, photos and videos in one place Resume & Interview— Learn killer resume and interviewing techniques to land that job Social Media Boot Camp — Use web apps to expand your connections and share your interests Computer Fundamentals — Introduction to computer technology and keyboarding Windows 7— Gain knowledge of Windows platform, create and manage folders, manage system settings
YWCA Innovation & Technology Institute (ITI) is a state-of-the-art training facility designed to help you expand and strengthen your business and personal computer skills. We offer a wide variety of classes for individuals seeking to start new careers, change careers or grow personal interests. 3Dy is a youth enrichment program designed to create opportunities for boys and girls to develop skills and knowledge to compete for jobs within a 21st Century workforce. 3Dy provides STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics)-based educational opportunities and promotes team building, critical thinking and problem-solving skills to advance participants’ social and academic success and leadership potential. TechGYRLS is a youth empowerment program designed to raise girls’ interest and confidence in the critical areas of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM). The TechGYRLS program will help young girls ages 9-14 develop the usage of technological tools, critical thinking and problem-solving skills in any profession they pursue.
LISC Chicago Financial Opportunity Centers
Literacy Works
Other(s)Chicago Job Council
South Side North Lawndale West Side North Side East Side South and West Suburban Hammond, IN
EnglishSpanish300
techgyrls_drone.pdf
http://www.ywcachicago.org/site/c.fmJWKcOZJkI6G/b.8341039/k.4823/Innovation__Technology_Institute.htm
LaticiaDezell
Director of Education and Training Innovatino
laticia.dezell@ywcachicago.rog
15
14501TechClub Chicago (Part of NTEN)
The Chicago Community Trust (Usually)
Nonprofits or nonprofit professionals
Teaches computer/digital/technical skills
Web analytics/Google Analytics, Digital storytelling, digital fundraising, digital strategy, hiring and working with a website designer, CRMs, awareness of free/low cost resources like open source tech,
To provide access to technology skills for nonprofit professionals while building community (You asked for a URL-I shared the last Eventbrite page. There is an NTEN community page, but I cannot navigate their website and find anything. So, I can't share that right now. Sorry!)
Greater Chicago AreaEnglish300
https://nov2015lunchnlearngoogleanalyticsfornonprofitpros.eventbrite.com
HeidiMassey
501TechClub Chicago Organizer
heidimassey@gmail.com
16
15AmericorpsChicago Commons
The general population
Teaches computer/digital/technical skills
Provides public computing
basic computer literacy skills microsoft office suite
to assist individuals from the Humboldt Park Community in learning basic computer skills
LISC Chicago Financial Opportunity Centers
Humboldt ParkEnglish215CarliTaylor
Financial Opportunity Center Program Manager
taylorc@chicagocommons.org
17
16IT Career Preparation ProgramCenter for Changing Lives
The general population
Teaches computer/digital/technical skills
Basic Digital Literacy and CompTIA A+ Certification training
To assist participants in learning the skills they need to pass the CompTIA A+ certification exams and develop and grow the skills to create a successful career in IT.
LISC Chicago Financial Opportunity Centers
EnglishSpanish0
it_career_prep_program_flyer_2015.jpg
PaulKoppIT instructor
paul@cclconnect.org
18
17CoderDojoChi-
Youth (below age 13)
Teens & young adults (age 13 to 24)
Teaches computer/digital/technical skills
Programming. HTML, CSS, JS, Python, etc.
CoderDojoChi is a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching and inspiring youth ages 7 to 17 to code. Our free workshops provide hands on instruction by volunteers from the the Chicago developer community inspired to share their passion. Our curriculum exposes students to analytical problem solving to build anything they might imagine. We are here to open doors that are otherwise closed. We are here to freely offer our knowledge. We speak the language of the future. A language that does not discriminate by race, religion, nationality, or gender. CoderDojoChi was founded to fill the void in computer science education in primary schools. While technology is an essential ingredient of economic growth and job creation, schools are failing to prepare our children adequately. Computer science is the only STEM field that has actually seen a decrease in student participation over the last 20 years, from 25% of high school students to only 19%, according to a study by the National Center for Education Statistics. The program teaches web, game, and app development to youth ages 7 to 17. Our mission is to create a fun, collaborative environment to explore STEM. Through challenging play, youth can build memorable experiences with mentors. All classes are 100% free to attend.
English356
91205918coderdojochi__mentor_poster__dark.jpg
http://coderdojochi.orgAliKarbassiFounder and CEO
ali@coderdojochi.org
19
18Michael Barlow Center of St. Leonard's MinistriesMichael Barlow CenterUnemployed
Teaches computer/digital/technical skills
Logging in, using e-mail, online job search and applications, attaching/downloading documents, adjusting resumes. A basic computer class is also offered as part of our Adult High School Diploma completion program.
To provide formerly incarcerated adults with the computer skills needed to function in the current job search market.
Department of Family & Social Services (DFSS)
City wide and near suburbsEnglish200
happenings_011016.docx
http://www.slministries.org
LynneCunningham
Director, Michael Barlow Center of St. Leonard's Ministries
mbcdir@slministries.org
20
19The Chicago Public LibraryHumboldt Park Library
Youth (below age 13)
SeniorsParents
Nonprofits or nonprofit professionals
VeteransUnemployed
The general population
Teens & young adults (age 13 to 24)
Lends or gives out devices
Teaches computer/digital/technical skills
Provides public computing
Implement digital education outreach program for adult library patrons through The Chicago Public Library Educate patrons about resume creation and efficient job searches Actively network with job placement organizations, homeless shelters, senior citizen facilities Coached patrons about interview questions and techniques Taught weekly classes in basic and advanced computer skills to the general public Trained and mentored new Cyber Navigators on a monthly basis Assisted juvenile and teen patrons in research assignments using by educating them about resources found within the Chicago Public Library. Kept appointment logs and patron information databases to track employment an success stories
To empower Chicagolands digitally illiterate people.
Chicago Public Library Branches (CPL)
Humboldt Park and the WestsideEnglish300TheresaKettler
Cybernavigator and YOUmedia Mentor
TheresaKettler@gmail.com
21
20Early college STEM internship program and Summer STEM campChicago public schools
Teens & young adults (age 13 to 24)
Teaches computer/digital/technical skills
Web development, computer sciences, programming, gaming
Two parts: 1. Connect high school juniors and seniors with tech focused internships 2. Provide a2 week long STEM summer camp to freshmen and sophomores
All of ChicagoEnglish130JamesRichmondProject Manager
jsrichmond2@cps.edu
22
21UIC Family Start (FAST) Learning and Support ServicesSt. Joseph Head StartParents
Teaches computer/digital/technical skills
Provides public computing
-Basic computing -Computer for life skills -Computer for computer-based testing -Internet: Learning English - Internet searches
To integrate technology into adult education services (GED, ESL) to help Head Start parents meet their educational, employment and life goals.
Chicago Housing Authority (CHA)
Department of Family & Social Services (DFSS)
Literacy Works
Our target areas are: South, West and Southwest neighborhoods in Chicago
EnglishSpanish200
eslflyer2015_spanish__st._joseph.doc
https://cfl.uic.eduMeganWellsESL Lead
megwells@uic.edu
23
22LISCThe Cara Program
The general population
Teaches computer/digital/technical skills
Other service(s)
Basic and Advance Classes
JOB TRAINING
To teach students how to get ready for empolyment oppertunities.
LISC Chicago Financial Opportunity Centers
English0
http://TheCaraProgram.com
StacyBrimDLI
STACYBRIM32@YAHOO.COM
24
23Nature Museum TEENSPeggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Teens & young adults (age 13 to 24)
Teaches computer/digital/technical skills
Mobile data collection (tablet/smart phones), web mapping, data analysis, data visualization, digital storytelling, webpage design (wix)
The Nature Museum’s “Teenagers Exploring and Explaining Nature and Science” (TEENS) program is an out-of-school time program engaging Chicago public high school students in youth-driven investigations of urban ecosystems and the relationships between humans and nature. Students collect environmental data, study nature in city parks and neighborhoods, and conduct environmental stewardship activities. Youth contribute data to citizen science projects; add specimens to the Museum’s natural history collection; develop and conduct locally-focused research projects using low-cost and DIY environmental sampling methods; use free and open source smartphone apps for mobile data collection; and create web-based maps and other visualizations for project websites. We hope to partner with institutions in other countries that engage teens on similar topics, empowering youth to develop meaningful global connections and an expanded relevance in their current and future environmental initiatives.
Other(s)After School Matters & Hive Chicago
N/A: draws teens from across the city, but during school year teens typically come from CPS schools on the N, NW, and W side (they need to be able to get here one a week by 4:30 after school)
EnglishSpanish55
pnnm_asmflyer_fall2015.pdf
http://naturemuseum.org/schools-and-teachers/teens?
DavidBild
Coordinator, Teen & Young Adult Program
dbild@naturemuseum.org
25
24CivicBLUE 1647BLUE 1647
Startups or entrepreneurs
Nonprofits or nonprofit professionals
Teaches computer/digital/technical skills
Data, IoT, general technology
Increase data & technology literacy, civic development.
English150http://civic.blue1647.comSebastianJamesProgram Manager
sebastian@blue1647.com
26
25CyberNavigatorsThe Chicago Public Library branchesSeniorsUnemployed
The general population
Teaches computer/digital/technical skills
The CyberNavigators work to teach patrons basic digital skills and help patrons get comfortable using a computer. We teach keyboarding and how to use a mouse all the way to searching for a job and how to write a resume to how to search online or how to create and check an email account.
The main goal is increasing digital skills through personalized 1-1 sessions at the CPL branches.
Chicago Public Library Branches (CPL)
Starting in Feb, CNs will be in 78 of the 80 CPL branches.
EnglishSpanishPolishMandarinOther
Japanese, Portuguese, and Ukrainian
97084
newsignupcn.docx
http://www.cybernavigators.org
JennyLockerbyCyberNavigator Coordinator
jlockerby@advancedresources.com
27
26Chicago Defender Charities700 E. Oakwood Blvd., Chicago, IL
Youth (below age 13)
Teens & young adults (age 13 to 24)
Other service(s)
Under development
Providing youth with training in media and opportunities to use their skills at actual events.
English0MarcSengstackeExecutive Director
marcsengstacke@sbcglobal.net
28
27Digital Literacy
POAH Preservation of Affordable Housing
The general population
Teaches computer/digital/technical skills
Provides public computing
Other service(s)
Computer Basics, Email Basics, MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Internet Basics, Social Media, On-line Commerce and Communication Vehicles
Income support, Financial Coaching, and Career Development
The Main goal is to provide change and amenities to the community
LISC Chicago Financial Opportunity Centers
English0flyer_2.docx
http://www.facebook.com/woodlawnresourcecenter.com
CasandraCaldwellDigital Literacy Instructor
crcaldwell12@gmail.com
29
28AmeriCorps VistaThe Woodlawn Resource CenterUnemployed
The general population
Teaches computer/digital/technical skills
Microsoft word/Resume Excel Social Media Power point Intro to Computers Job searching online Emails for employment
To provide access to computers to the community and digital literacy training.
LISC Chicago Financial Opportunity Centers
Woodlawn, South SideEnglish160dl_flyer.pdfCristinaVera-HuntProgram Manager
cvera@poah.org
30
29Neighborhood Apps Competition
New Life Community Church in Archer Heights
Parents
Small businesses
Startups or entrepreneurs
Teens & young adults (age 13 to 24)
Other service(s)
Neighborhood Apps Competition
Enable community to think about local issues that can be addressed through a technology platform/app, and provide junior and senior technical resources to serve as project resources over a 4-6 month period
Other(s)Center for Neighborhood Technology
Southwest side of Chicago, Latino community beyond Pilsen and Little Village
EnglishSpanish0DanielContrerasFounder/CEO of Optimista
daniel@optimista.soy
31
30Digitial LiteracyChicago Housing Authority
Youth (below age 13)
SeniorsParents
Small businesses
Startups or entrepreneurs
Nonprofits or nonprofit professionals
VeteransUnemployed
The general population
Teens & young adults (age 13 to 24)
Teaches computer/digital/technical skills
Provides public computing
Other service(s)
Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook Keyboard Skills Internet Skills Job Search
Job training, programming, computer support
Teach youth and adults to be proficient in using technology to be successful in education, work and life.
Chicago Housing Authority (CHA)
Chicago Cities of Learning (CCoL)
Other(s)
Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership
DCEO, DOL, LumityEnglishSpanish20000
major_adams_lab_brochure.pdf
GregSuttonDirector
gsutton@tecsinc.com
32
31Literacy WorksLiteracy Works (at Literacenter)
Nonprofits or nonprofit professionals
Other service(s)
Training, networking services for adult literacy professionals + volunteer tutors; workforce development professionals; other professionals working with adults who struggle with literacy
Literacy Works’ mission is to strengthen adult literacy, parent education, and workforce development programs by developing and providing innovative training and knowledge-sharing opportunities for professionals and volunteers. Digital literacy is an integral aspect of adult literacy; we help professionals and volunteers find ways to integrate digital literacy into their instruction or workforce development services. The end goal is to help all adults use the technology they need to gain reliable information and to communicate.
Literacy Works
Other(s)
- Chicago Jobs Council - Chicago Literacy Alliance - Chicago Citywide Literacy Coalition - North Side Literacy Coalition - South Side Literacy Coalition - West Side Literacy Coalition - Austin Coming Together - Forefront
We provide training and networking services to programs throughout Chicago. NOTE: For the numeric question below, 800 refers to the 800 professionals and volunteers that we train annually.
English800
lit_works_info_2pg_0116.pdf
http://litworks.org/BetsyRubin
Adult & Family Literacy Specialist
betsy@litworks.org
33
32LEAF: Computer Literacy Classes for AdultsAsian Human Services LEAF ProgramParentsUnemployed
The general population
Teaches computer/digital/technical skills
We offered 4 Computer Classes for Adults. Introduction to Computers Usage Level I MS Office for the Work Place Level II MS Office Computer Graphics Marketing Tools Level III MS Office Data Management Bridge Class Level IV
Computer skills classes for Adults, offering training form basic computer skills to advanced MS Office skills. Also, help transition the students in the bridge class to search for a job and attend a college course. Our goal is for the adult students to learn and become more familiar with using a computer, more marketable, updated, for them to apply these new skills to their daily living and to have a better prosper.
Department of Family & Social Services (DFSS)
Chicago Public Library Branches (CPL)
EnglishSpanishOtherRussian150
computerclassesflyer.pdf
http://ahschicago.orgJ.NelsonComputer Instructor
ncorrea@ahschicago.org
34
33Computer Basics for Job SeekersJane Addams Resource CorporationUnemployed
The general population
Teaches computer/digital/technical skills
Computer basics Internet basics Intro to Email and Microsft Word
The objective of this program is to assist participants in acquiring the computer skills necessary to conduct a successful employment search that will eventually lead them to securing a job or launching a career.
LISC Chicago Financial Opportunity Centers
Literacy Works
Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership
English71
jane_addams_resource_corp..pdf
http://www.jane-addams.org
ChristopherVargas
Director-Financial Opportunity Center
chrisv@jane-addams.org
35
34LISC AmeriCorps
Chicago LISC (and LISC sites nationwide)
Nonprofits or nonprofit professionals
Unemployed
Other service(s)
Provides capacity to non-profits engaged in comprehensive community development
Our goals are two fold - (1) to assist underemployed and unemployed individuals enter the field of comprehensive community development and (2) to create community impact in our network of FOCs, housing developers and community engagement partners.
LISC Chicago Financial Opportunity Centers
EnglishSpanish0
http://www.lisc.org/our-initiatives/community-leadership/lisc-americorps/
StaceyRappProgram Director
srapp@lisc.org
36
35LEAF ProgramAsian Human Services
Youth (below age 13)
SeniorsParentsUnemployed
The general population
Teens & young adults (age 13 to 24)
Teaches computer/digital/technical skills
Provides public computing
Other service(s)
I teach general internet search skills and basic computer literacy for students learning English as a Second Language.
ESL classes
To teach students basic computer skills and literacy skills in English to help them move to the workplace and community college.
Department of Family & Social Services (DFSS)
Chicago Public Library Branches (CPL)
Literacy Works
West Rogers Park, West Ridge, Albany Park, EdgewaterEnglishSpanish250
esl_flyer__winter_2016.docx
http://ahschicago.org/education.html#tabs-3
AubreyWise
ESL Coordinator / ESL Instructor
awise@ahschicago.org
37
36Smart Chicago CollaborativeCook County Fantus Clinic
The general population
Teaches computer/digital/technical skills
Other service(s)
Connects patients with the "Patient Portal," a website where they can see their medical information. We also create email addresses for people who don't have them.
Help troubleshoot technological issues with the patient portal
Help patients use technology to better their health.
Smart Health Centers
EnglishSpanish0KatieReedHealth Navigator
kreed@cct.org
38
37Vocational Computer Skills Training
Heartland Alliance, Refugee and Immigrant Community Services
Parents
The general population
Teaches computer/digital/technical skills
Basic Computer Use, Internet, Windows Operating System, Email, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Typing
Our vocational computer training program assists newly arrived refugees. We offer classes for both beginners and advanced students. Digital literacy affords our participants broader independence. Level 1 familiarizes students with computers, the Internet, and word processing. Students gain knowledge and comfort operating computers at a beginner level. Level 2 teaches students computer programs that are useful in everyday life. Students gain the skills and independence to adapt to new programs and software.
Literacy Works
English100
heartland_flyer_flyer.doc
http://www.heartlandalliance.org/whatwedo/our-programs/directory/refugeeandimmigrantservices/
AmyPerry
Refugee Vocational English Language and Computer Training Instructor
aperry@heartlandalliance.org
39
38Oprima-1PODERParentsUnemployed
Teens & young adults (age 13 to 24)
Teaches computer/digital/technical skills
Provides public computing
Other service(s)
MS Windows, Word/Excel
ESL/Civics, Job Training, Work/Study social enterprise (Oprima-1)
Integration of recent Latino immigrants into mainstream society & workforce
Literacy Works
Other(s)United Way, NCLR, LULACSouthwest sideEnglishSpanish250
flyer_o1_v3g_es.jpg
http://www.poderworks.org
DanielLoftusCEO
dloftus@poderworks.org
40
39Michael Barlow CenterSt. Leonard's MinistriesUnemployed
Teaches computer/digital/technical skills
How to conduct online job search, email, online job application, keyboarding
To help adults with criminal backgrounds develop the computer skills needed to participate in current job search practices.
Department of Family & Social Services (DFSS)
English200
happenings_012516.docx
http://www.slministries.org
LynneCunningham
Director, Michael Barlow Center of St. Leonard's Ministries
mbcdir@slministries.org
41
40Youth-Led TechSmart Chicago Collaborative
Youth (below age 13)
Parents
Teens & young adults (age 13 to 24)
Lends or gives out devices
Teaches computer/digital/technical skills
Typing, Wordpress website development
To decrease violence in Chicago by engaging with youth in targeted neighborhoods and teaching them tech skills.
Other(s)Get IN Chicago GranteeRoseland, Austin, and North LawndaleEnglish155
youthledtechflyerfinal150605193844lva1app6892.pdf
http://www.smartchicagocollaborative.org/work/education/youth-led-tech/
DanO'Neil
Executive Director, Smart Chicago
doneil@cct.org
42
41Chicago Public Library: Learning & Economic Advancement
Harold Washington Library Center (office). Programs take place in branches across the city
SeniorsParents
Small businesses
Startups or entrepreneurs
Nonprofits or nonprofit professionals
VeteransUnemployed
The general population
Teaches computer/digital/technical skills
Other service(s)
Everything from online job searching to coding.
All adult education programs
Learning and Economic Advancement supports adult learning and economic advancement. LEA oversees initiatives relating to adult education, digital skills, workforce development and economic opportunity.
Chicago Public Library Branches (CPL)
EnglishSpanish0KateLapinski
Learning and Economic Advancement Librarian
klapinski@chipublib.org
43
42Maker LabHarold Washington Library Center
The general population
Teaches computer/digital/technical skills
Other service(s)
Digital design software, 3D Printers, laser cutters, milling machines, vinyl cutter.
Workshops and Open Shop.
The Maker Lab, Chicago’s first free and publicly accessible maker space, features introductory workshops and open shop for personal projects and collaboration. We opened the Maker Lab in July 2013 as a six-month experiment to explore the role of the library in makerspaces, community-operated workspaces where people come together to learn, create and collaborate.
Chicago Public Library Branches (CPL)
English
http://www.chipublib.org/maker-lab/
SashaNeri Librarian
nerisash@chipublib.org
44
43CyberNavigatorCPL branchesSeniorsUnemployed
The general population
Teaches computer/digital/technical skills
The CyberNavigators work to teach patrons basic, digital skills and help patrons get comfortable using a computer. We teach keyboarding and how to use a mouse all the way to searching for a job and ow to write a resume to how to search online or how to create an email account.
The main goal is increasing digital skills through personalized 1-1 session at the CPL branches.
Chicago Public Library Branches (CPL)
78 of 80 CPL branchesEnglishSpanishPolishMandarinOther
Ukrainian, Portuguese, Japanese
97084
newsignupcn.docx
http://www.cybernavigators.org
KadeemRazaaqCyberNavigator
hallcn2@gmail.com
45
44the CyberNavigator programchicago public librarySeniorsUnemployed
The general population
Teaches computer/digital/technical skills
The CyberNavigators work to teach patrons basic, digital skills and help patrons get comfortable using a computer. We teach keyboarding and how to use a mouse all the way to searching for a job and ow to write a resume to how to search online or how to create an email account.
The main goal is increasing digital skills through personalized 1-1 session at the CPL branches.
Chicago Public Library Branches (CPL)
78 of 80 CPL branchesEnglishSpanishPolishMandarinOther
Ukrainian, Japanese, and Portuguese
97084
newsignupcn.docx
http://www.cybernavigators.org
BiancaAlferesCyberNavigator
canaryvillecn@gmail.com
46
45Smart Communities Computer Basics Classes
RedLine Business and Community Tech Center
SeniorsParents
Small businesses
Teaches computer/digital/technical skills
Other service(s)
Computer Basics, Email Basics, Internet basics, Internt Safety, Word, Excel and PowerPoint basics, Social Media Intro (Facebook, a Twitter and Instagram only), Introduction CVS Health Workforce Development System
Busiess networking meetings and workshops
The primary goal is to get seniors (65+) and small business the basic basic online skills.
Aurpburn Gresham, West Chatham, Greater Grand Crossing, Washinton Heights
English150Normasanders
Special Initiatives Program Director
nsanders@gagdc.org
47
46Microsoft TCE ResourcesVarious locations, offline and digital
Youth (below age 13)
Teens & young adults (age 13 to 24)
Startups or entrepreneurs
Nonprofits or nonprofit professionals
The general population
Lends or gives out devices
Teaches computer/digital/technical skills
Provides public computing
Other service(s)
Free Digital Literacy Curriculum (30+ languages), from computer basics to learning how to code.

3 levels of curriculum: basic (mouse and keyboard), standard (using Office, writing a resume), advanced (coding apps)
Microsoft Surface Loans, Cloud Services for non-profits and start-ups, Microsoft Office products for non-profits,
Use technology to challenge conventional ideals of what civic engagement means and how we can improve.
Chicago Public Library Branches (CPL)
Chicago Cities of Learning (CCoL)
EnglishSpanishPolishArabicMandarinOther
30+ languages within our free digital literacy curriculum.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/digitalliteracy/overview.aspx
KevinWeiCivic Tech Fellow
v-kewei@microsoft.com
48
Experimentatl Station
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
99
100
Loading...
Main menu