National Resources on Free and Low‐Cost Computer Training http://www.microsoft.com/about/corporatecitizenship/us/communityinvestment/elevateamerica.aspx Microsoft works with individual states to provide vouchers towards low‐cost or free computer trainings through Elevate America. 21 states are currently offering vouchers and another 12 states have finished giving out vouchers but any vouchers given are still valid for use. http://www.microsoft.com/about/corporatecitizenship/en‐us/community‐tools/job‐skills/training‐ resources/ On this website Microsoft offers training materials to teach or learn IT skills, Microsoft Office skills and basic computer skills in 21 different languages. Local Resources for Free Computer Trainings, Free Computer Usage, etc. http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/doit/provdrs/dei/svcs/techlocator.html This is the City of Chicago’s TechLocator. It is a service to let Chicago residents and visitors find places or services that free or affordable technology resources and services, like computers with internet access, Wi‐Fi hotspots, and technology training. http://www.chipublib.org/eventsprog/programs/cyber_nav.php The Chicago Public Library has the CyberNavigators program which offers small group classes and one‐on‐one sessions at 42 library locations throughout the city. One‐on‐one sessions are by appointment only and may last up to one hour. This program teaches computer basics, e‐mail basics, internet basics, online job searching and resume writing, online research methods, and how to use the Chicago Public Library website. http://www.cha.terau.com/ Chicago Housing Authority in partnership with TEC Services provides online and instructor led computer classes for CHA residents. These courses offer instruction on general computer literacy, online resource searches, and assistance with Microsoft Office and other applications. http://chicago.craigslist.org/zip This is the craigslist free stuff section where people can post items they are giving away for free in the Chicago area. Oftentimes there are several listings for free computers, hardware and software. Craigslist also has sites that cover 29 other U.S. cities, and each state and U.S. territory. Free or Affordable Computers and Training Near 60618 1) Northwest Senior Center 5) Sulzer Regional Chicago Public Library 3160 N. Milwaukee 4455 N. Lincoln 312‐744‐6681 312‐744‐7616 http://www.chipublib.org/branch/details/library/su Walk‐up computers and classes are available here for lzer‐regional/ adults 50+. This library has 60 computers available for public use. 2) Lincoln Belmont Chicago Public Library CyberNavigators provide free one‐on‐one training. 1659 W. Melrose Training classes also may be available. 312‐744‐0166 http://www.chipublib.org/branch/details/library/lin 6) Albany Park Community Center, Inc. coln‐belmont/ 5121 N. Kimball 773‐ 433‐3743 This library has 34 computers available for public use. http://www.apcc‐chgo.org/ CyberNavigators provide free one‐on‐one training. Training classes also may be available. This location provides free computer and internet access for the community as well as Microsoft Office 3) Logan Square Chicago Public Library classes and computer‐assisted learning. For more 3030 W. Fullerton information contact Michael Matos. 312‐744‐5295 http://www.chipublib.org/branch/details/library/lo 7) Korean American Community Services, Inc. gan‐square/ 4300 N. California 773‐583‐5501 This library has 37 computers available for public use. http://www.kacschicago.org/index.html CyberNavigators provide free one‐on‐one training. Training classes also may be available. This location has 30 computers available with no reservations needed. They also offer computer classes. 4) North Center Satellite Center 4040 N. Oakley 8) Northeast Senior Center 312‐745‐4029 2019 W. Lawrence 312‐742‐2630 or 312‐742‐2623 Computer classes with internet access are available here for adults 50+. Walk‐up computers and classes are available here for adults 50+.
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