|SeniorNet Opens Learning Center in Corpus Christi, TX Funded by UPS Foundation, March 2007|
March 28, 2007
In partnership with the City of Corpus Christi Parks and Recreation Department – Senior Community Services Division, SeniorNet opened the doors to the Greenwood SeniorNet Computer Learning Center. Funded by a grant from the UPS Foundation, the SeniorNet Learning Center will provide free computer access and education low-income older adults in the greater Corpus Christi area.
The UPS Foundation Grant enables older adults of all income levels to have access to a broad range of computer classes. Based on curriculum created by SeniorNet, community volunteers will lead classes ranging from basic computer fundamentals to more advanced courses. The Greenwood SeniorNet Learning Center will also eventually offer computer courses taught in Spanish.
As part of SeniorNet’s strategic initiative to bring computer access and education to underserved older adults that began in 2006, SeniorNet has opened scholarship-based Computer Learning Centers in Oakland, California; Browning, Montana; and Washington, D.C. SeniorNet continues this important initiative with the grand opening of the Greenwood SeniorNet Computer Learning Center in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Greenwood SeniorNet Computer Learning Center Grand Opening
Wednesday, March 28th, 2007
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Greenwood Senior Center
4040 Greenwood Drive - Corpus Christi, TX
Presentations were given by:
Corpus Christi Mayor Henry Garrett
SeniorNet Executive Director Kristin Fabos
City of Corpus Christi City Manager George K. Noe
City of Corpus Christi Parks and Recreation Director Sally Gavlik
UPS Central Texas District Representative Albert Vega
Introduction of Charter Class and Volunteer Instructors
“We’re very proud to be part of the Corpus Christi SeniorNet,” said Albert Vega, UPS Account Manager, Sales – Central Texas District. “It’s great to see the senior volunteers sharing their experience with other older adults who might otherwise not have the opportunity to learn about the world available to them via technology.”
“Though SeniorNet has brought computer education to over one million older adults with since its founding in 1986, the ‘Digital Divide’ remains a serious issue, especially for older adults living on a fixed income and for whom English is a second language,” said Kristin Fabos, executive director of SeniorNet. “We are grateful for the generous contribution from the UPS Foundation and are proud to partner with the City of Corpus Christi to continue our national initiative to empower underserved seniors with the life-changing benefits of technology.”