With the goal of bridging the digital divide, Onward House provides free community access to computers and information technology to Belmont Cragin residents of all ages. Learning opportunities are available to enhance technological aptitude, increase knowledge, gain language proficiency, and increase employability. The Computer Center, located in the The Hank and Kim Marshall Community Resource and Education Center, serves approximately 40 community members each week and 600 each year.

We provide computer classes for the community members. Participants receive training in technology, intro to computers, operating system, hardware, software, internet navigation, internet security and email uses.

When finished that introductory class there is an intermedia level for those who want to apply for jobs or small entrepreneurs that want to be updated with the technology. The training is focused on Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel and PowerPoint for office productivity.

The Community Resource and Education Center has laptops and tables connected to through Wi-Fi to the internet for students enrolled in the computer classes and are available for other classes too to provide access to the technology.

The Computer Center is used also for the children in the after school program to do learning activities, reading, writing, math, etc.

During the afternoons, the center is open for software and eCommerce education and assistance for small business and entrepreneurs that need couching or need one to one support.

For more information regarding Onward House’s Community Computer Resource Center, contact Mauricio Blanco at (773) 622-3215, mblanco@onwardhouse.org or fill out the form below:

Schedule:  Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM.
Martes y Jueves de 9:30AM a 11:30AM.