Oak Hill Collaborative is bridging the digital divide
The Oak Hill Collaborative recently received a $20,000 grant from the Youngstown Foundation for its digital Inclusion Initiative. The Initiative works to increase internet capacity, reduce the cost of service, supply more economical hardware and software, and provide free computer education. The Collaborative teaches classes in introductory computer skills, internet security and safety, drone operating and licensing and more. It also helps organize community partners, conducting informational surveys addressing common community goals, and making the public aware of the need for personal, institutional and government investment in increased and more efficient internet use. The Collaborative, as part of Digital Inclusion Week, today through Friday, will host classes: today, Smart Phone for Seniors at 4 p.m.; Thursday, Introductory Computer Skills at 5 p.m.; and Friday, Building Your First Website at 5:30. Classes are free and open to the public. Above, from left are Bob Jadloski, Sarah Lown, SaTonia Johnson, Pat Kerrigan, Jan Strasfeld, Dr. Cryhsanna Jackson and Keith Logan.