On June 25, the Ashbury Senior Computer Community Center and CYC 2.0 will launch a five-month demonstration of our “Next CYC” approach in the Brooklyn Centre neighborhood of Cleveland.
Sponsored by Ward 14 City Councilman Brian Cummins, the Brooklyn Centre program will offer disconnected neighborhood residents free basic computer and Internet training, and help in finding affordable home Internet access and computers. It will also offer special short courses designed to help participants start using the Internet immediately for access to health care information, bank services, job opportunities and other high-value purposes.
The program will occupy a storefront at 3800 Pearl Road, just north of Denison Avenue (next door to the Brookside Food Center). Classes will be offered most weekdays through October. ASC3 and CYC 2.0 hope to serve between 200 and 300 local residents during this demonstration period.
A special emphasis of the demonstration effort is helping residents who are MetroHealth or Neighborhood Family Practice patients to start using their providers’ MyChart patient health portals. The center is six blocks south of the MetroHealth main campus, where many Brooklyn Centre residents go for care.