New Linwood Area Computer Center Opens
To better serve Kansas City’s urban core, Connecting for Good has established a new public access computer lab and learning center in the newly renovated Linwood Presbyterian complex, located near the intersection of Linwood Boulevard and Highway 71.
The center provides Internet access, training and resources to close the Digital Divide in an inner city community where as few as one in five households has a computer and in-home connection.
The facility has a computer lab that has free public access. Regular classes are conducted on computer basics and use of the Internet and email. It is also a place where high school students can bring their school-issued laptops and tablets to do their homework and other constructive activities.
The center has a special emphasis on providing digital skills to help area residents improve their employment possibilities. Workforce development classes go beyond basic digital literacy training to include more advanced classes in such topics as online job search, resume development, and basic Microsoft Word and Excel.