Before Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, many parishes in New Orleans were old, decrepit and sadly out-of-date as it related to schools, community programs, literacy of youth and adults, and computer knowledge. To combat this and rejuvenate the community, RI is building a Community Information Resource Center (CIRC) aimed at providing New Orleans communities with free access to the Internet, along with training to develop computer and technology skills - essential for the rehabiliation of the city.
RI's goals for the center are to encourage technoloy access & utilization by populations of the city that are underserved. By providing these services, the CIRC will speed up the recovery of the region and enhance beneficiaries' quality of life.
The CIRC will house 15-20 new computers and computer equipment with free access for the community to the Internet, emails, periodicals and computer training resources. Career counseling and training will also be available for adults & youth as well.
Project Leader: Emily Keehn Program Associate Los Angeles,
Thanks to 15 donors like you, a total of
was raised for this project on GlobalGiving.
Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.