Computer Classes for Seniors
Published on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 3:36pm
ByteBack Inc, in partnership with two branches of the District of Columbia Public Library – Francis Gregory and Woodridge -- offers basic computer training to seniors in the District, with special preference to residents of Wards 5 and 7. The program includes basic computing skills training, as well as professional development. It is funded by the Holden Bequest.
What the students are saying about these classes…
Barbara Morgan will complete the second part of ByteBack computer classes at the end of this month. Morgan is excited and enthusiastic about these classes and believes she learned much to help her in her busy life in the community – President of the Dupont Park Civic Association, Member of National Council for Negro Women, Volunteer at the Experience Core at Kimball Elementary School, and winner of two AARP awards for community service this past year.
Morgan says the new skills set – e-mail attachments, adding graphics, searching for information about various D.C. agencies, preparing agendas for meetings, creating attractive fliers -- opens up a whole new world of possibilities for her.
Clarence Mitchell says the skills he learns in these classes are helping him with his job search, resume writing and applying for jobs online. He is more confident and comfortable with computers now. He says he looks forward to the classes and believes that the teachers patiently address most of their needs.