This is a community resource provided by SFNM and open to Tenderloin
residents and the homeless on a walk-in basis. Our purpose is
to help poor people bridge the digital divide that prevents
many from finding employment at a livable wage and participating
in our increasingly technological society. Cooperation and empowerment
are core values at the CTC. We foster a community of respect
and cooperation. Each client is treated with respect and dignity
and is expected to treat peers, volunteers, and staff in the
same manner. Further, while we are teaching computer skills,
our greater work is to help our clients prove to themselves
that they can overcome obstacles and achieve things they previously
thought were not possible.
Help clients work on individual projects such as letters, resumes,
research in Microsoft Office applications, Internet, and email.
Evening and Saturday hours available. A security guard is always
in attendance during night time hours and available to walk
volunteers to their cars or public transportation. Skills needed:
basic knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and Internet.
Help children ages 6-14 with homework, Internet research and
educational games. Skills needed: basic computing, Internet,
experience/interest working with children. Hours: Mon/Tue/Wed
afternoons 3-5 PM.
Instructors needed for one-time weekday evening or Saturday
workshops in Excel , PowerPoint, and Web design. Curriculum
is provided. Skills needed: interest in teaching Tenderloin
people, knowledge of specific applications to be taught and
Windows. Evening and Saturday hours available. During evening
hours a security guard is always in attendance and available
to walk volunteers to their cars or public transportation.
Open since February of 1995, the 555 Ellis Street Family
Apartments is owned and operated by SF Network Ministries. This
award winning design combines utility with beauty, emphasizing
our belief in the need to give dignity as well as aid to the
poor. Network Ministries provides programs for the residents
of the apartment's 38 units.
Work with children ages 5-14 to assist with homework assignments,
work on reading or other language skills, or using computers.
The children are primarily from non-English speaking homes.
Skills needed: Experience working with children, Comfort using
PC Windows ’95 computers and Microsoft Office is helpful.
For more information, contact Scott MacLeod at (415) 928-6209
or email [email protected]