In February 2004, AACF received funding from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s Bridging The Digital Divide Program and the IT Resource Center to establish a Community Technology Center (CTC). The initial outcomes of the program were consistent with the provisions of the Illinois Eliminate The Digital Divide Law, which was passed to increase technology literacy. The primary objective of the Bridging The Digital Divide Program is to assist low-income persons to acquire basic technology skills, and to increase the use of computers and software to organize, create, access and transmit information.
Over 215 community residents utilized the center during the first five-months after the center’s open house. The ultimate goal of the program is to assist residents in competing for employment in the emerging digital economy. Area community based organizations utilize the Center’s resources to assist their clients.
Our CTC offers a variety of computer training programs for the beginning computer users, to the more advanced users. Classes are conveniently offered during both day and evening hours.
- Microsoft Word - Basic, Intermediate
- Microsoft Excel - Basic, Intermediate
- Microsoft PowerPoint - Basic, Intermediate
- Computer Literacy
- Senior Technology-55 and over
- Adult and Youth basic skills training
Other Services Offered by the CTC are career fairs, business services, Alumni Meet and Greet, the Working Mothers Assistance Program, and other family support services that assist individual and family well being.