CYC partners with Housing Authority to “Connect Home”

Connect Your Community has been honored, along with the Ashbury Senior Computer Community Center, as “2016 Community Partner of the Year” by the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA).

CYC Director Bill Callahan and ASC3 Executive Director Wanda Davis accepted the award at the “CMHA Honors” Gala on February 4 at Landerhaven.

The award recognized a CYC/ASC3 partnership with CMHA to provide basic computer training, free home computers and Internet connection assistance to residents of CMHA apartments, starting with regular classes at the ASC3 Connect Your Community Center for residents of the Scranton Castle, Manhattan Tower and Crestview apartments.  About thirty-five CMHA tenants have graduated from the CYC basic training course in three class series since the partnership began in August. CMHA has provided transportation to the Center and donated used PC systems to CYC to be provided to the graduates. The program is part of CMHA’s “Connect Home” initiative.

The third CYC/Connect Home class at its graduation at Scranton Castle, with CMHA CEO Jeff Patterson, ASC3/CYC instructors Rick Mosely and Tracy Bucher, and others who participated.