SJC Sponsors Free Computer Classes at Fort Greene SNAP

July 09, 2013

BROOKLYN, N.Y. July 10, 2013 St. Josephs College is pleased to announce that it will once again partner with the Fort Greene Strategic Neighborhood Action Partnership (SNAP) to provide free computer classes to local residents that teach them the computer skills they need to secure and hold jobs.

Two six-session long classes entitled, "Computers for Complete Beginners will start on Wednesday, July 17 with 10 students per class. In these classes, students will learn how to use three different operating systems: Windows 7, Mac OS and Ubuntu 12. By the end of the session, students will have the basic skills necessary to transition into the workforce.

"Once again, St. Josephs College is helping us train our adult learners and bring them up to speed for the challenges they face in todays high-tech world, said Fort Greene SNAP Director Dr. Georgianna Glose. "With this training, students will be able to access the Internet, use email, apply for jobs and have the formal training they need to succeed.

Founded in 2000 by Dr. Glose, the mission of Fort Greene SNAP is to provide to low and moderate income residents, in and near Fort Greene, access to gainful employment, further education and quality health care by offering programs in technology, entrepreneurship and life skills. Through its entrepreneurial programs, parenting workshops, lifelong learning initiatives and efforts to promote civic participation, Fort Greene SNAP seeks to enhance the quality of life in Fort Greene for all of its residents.

For more information about this program, please call Michael Banach at 718.940.5584 or email [email protected]

SJC Sponsors Free Computer Classes at Fort Greene SNAP

June 24, 2012

BROOKLYN, NY – June 25, 2012 – St. Joseph’s College (SJC) is pleased to announce that it has once again partnered with the Fort Greene Strategic Neighborhood Action Partnership (Fort Greene SNAP) to provide free computer classes for working-class residents seeking to enhance their employability in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.

Held over two six-week sessions from May to June, the classes served a total of 20 low-income residents of Fort Greene. Later this summer, Fort Greene SNAP plans to hold another series of classes for low-income and working-class residents with the aim of providing them with the necessary computer literacy needed to advance their careers or to secure a job.

“As usual, our adult learners were complete beginners, and we were able to familiarize them so that they were comfortable with the basics,” said Henrietta Koffi, deputy director, Fort Greene SNAP. “Thanks to the support we received from St. Joseph’s, our patrons were able to learn how to use the Internet, create email accounts and search for job resources on the web. Almost all of the people who participated in the classes now stop by at least once a week to check for jobs or to continue their education in the open access labs.”

Founded in 2000 by Executive Director Dr. Georgianna Glose, the mission of Fort Greene SNAP is to provide low- to moderate-income residents, in and near Fort Greene, access to gainful employment, further education and quality health care by offering programs in technology, entrepreneurship and life skills. Through its entrepreneurial programs, parenting workshops, lifelong learning initiatives and efforts to promote civic participation, Fort Greene SNAP seeks to enhance the quality of life in Fort Greene for all of its residents.