Meeting for West Philly CTC’s

Posted on March 26, 2004

I am writing to invite you to the first meeting of the West Philadelphia Computer Consortium. The Digital Divide Program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Community Partnerships is initiating this meeting with the hope of building a support network amongst those of us in West Philadelphia who have computer labs. As you all know, computer labs can be both wonderful resources and technical nightmares – computers have the tendency to be rather troublesome creatures, and running a lab can be as trying an endeavor as it is gratifying. We need your help to boost the efficacy and success of all West Philadelphia computer labs, and to help us at the University of Pennsylvania understand how we can better tailor our work to suit your needs. We are each a piece of the puzzle – each of you holds valuable information about your needs, the needs of your community and of your computer lab. We’d like to bring all the pieces of the puzzle together, for one day, just for a few hours. This will only works however, if everyone – both those of you who have really strong computer labs and those of you whose labs have stumbled – comes together. This is an ongoing process, and we want to keep it going on?So please – send representative to this meeting!

When? Saturday, April 24, 2004. This will be a relatively brief and very efficient summit – we will begin promptly at 9AM on Saturday morning and we will close (i.e have you ready to go!) by 12 noon. Refreshments will be served.

Where? Christ of Calvary Church, located at 500 S. 61st Street in West Philadelphia.

Who should come? Anyone from your organization who is directly involved with the running of your computer lab.

What to bring? A brief written description or flier for your lab’s computer classes and/or program(s); a list of the problems you have had and a list of the successes.

RSVP, please! Contact Natasha Mitchell, the Coordinator of the Digital Divide program, at 215-898-8324 with the names of the representative(s) from your organization who will be attending. Attached you will find a copy of the agenda. We look forward to seeing all of you!

Sincerely yours,

Natasha Mitchell
Coordinator, Digital Divide

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