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COMPUTER TRAINING CENTER:
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.

Drop- In
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.

Children’s Program
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.

Workshops
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.

 

AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR FAMILIES
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.

Homework Help
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]