Minneapolis Everyone Online!
Thanks to participating sites for hosting events on March 21, 2013.
Looking forward to planning events for March 2014 as part of the national Connect2Compete and EveryoneOn campaigns.
Learn a new computer skill and share with family and friends!
For those who don’t have access to the Internet, or who don’t know how to use it, it can be difficult to get by in today’s digital environment. Applying for a job, paying a bill, or getting education online can be a challenge without the Internet. Minneapolis recognizes the need for our residents to be digitally literate if they are going to have success in the future. That’s why Minneapolis is kicking off a series of activities to promote digital literacy in 2013.
The following organizations hosted open houses on March 21, 2013 to raise awareness of resources in Minneapolis:
Free Geek Twin Cities
2537 25th Ave. S.
- Tour Free Geek's expanded computer refurbishing center and see their inventory of low cost computers for sale. Donate computer equipment, sign up to volunteer, and get hands-on computer experience.
- Presentations to learn how to take apart computers and about the key inner components.
- Presentations about Free Geek’s volunteer program which provides basic computer skill training and credits toward earning a refurbished computer.
NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center, Inc.
1315 Penn Ave. N.
- Learn about online health tools, how to access your electronic health records or get one-on-one computer lab assistance to help you tap into a wealth of valuable consumer information.
- NorthPoint’s computer lab is open to the public Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed 12 - 1 p.m.) and provides free Internet access and computer assistance for the community on a variety of topics.
Pillsbury United Communities / Oak Park Neighborhood Center
1701 Oak Park Ave. N.
- Visit Oak Park’s computer lab, learn about their community and employment services and talk with a computer instructor about a variety of topics.
- Visitors can also schedule an appointment to come back for personalized computer help.
Pillsbury United Communities / Waite House Neighborhood Center
2323 11th Ave. S.
- See their computer lab in action and learn about their community and employment services.
- Come early to have lunch – all are welcome! Lunch is served for community members at Waite House Monday - Friday from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Project for Pride in Living Learning Center
1925 Chicago Ave. S.
- Use the computer lab at the PPL Learning Center to work on your computer, employment and education goals. Volunteers available in the lab to help with your questions.
- View our monthly workshop calendar.
- Presentation on Learner Web – an online, self-paced program to help you increase your computer and Internet skills.
- Presentation on the Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment – assess your computer skills and earn a certificate!
- Debt Management workshop - find out how to pay off your debts and start rebuilding your credit.
1845 E. Franklin Avenue (Franklin Station Metro Light Rail) Phone: 612-331-3358
- Learn about Takoda’s Computer Support Specialist and Social Media certification programs.
- Scholarships and financial aid are available.
- Visit the Computer Refurbishing Program, learn how to donate or apply for a refurbished computer and sign up for computer classes.
- Call 612-624-3478 to register for their Internet Basics class scheduled on March 21, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
- See UROC Computer Class Calendar for a list of upcoming classes.
Last updated Jan. 2, 2014