New technology center bridges digital divide for low-income residents

Michael Liimatta, president of Connecting for Good, explained the new programs at the Northeast Wyandotte County Community Technology Center. (Photo by William Crum)

by William Crum

Kansas City, Kan., has a program to narrow the digital divide.

Connecting for Good has a new technology center located at 2006 N. 3rd Ave. in Kansas City, Kan.

A group of committed volunteers teach classes on how to use the Internet at the Northeast Wyandotte County Community Technology Center. This is done at the location on North 3rd Street, near the downtown area and the Juniper Gardens housing complex.

There are classes to learn how to operate a computer, and learn how to surf the Internet as well.

The center even provides low-cost hardware for low-income individuals, therefore a person who is not financially able to buy a computer can buy one at a very reasonable cost.

While Internet access is available at the library, at schools and other public places, they believe computing and connectivity in the home is a right that all people in our community can take advantage of to better themselves and fully participate in the digital age.

They provide expertise in wireless Internet connectivity, and in low-cost refurbishing PCs and laptops at a very reasonable price to people who are low income.

They even offer digital life skills, making this program an asset to the community. For more information, call 913-730-0677.

The new Northeast Wyandotte County Community Technology Center opened March 14. (Photo by William Crum)

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