The consortium of organizations included in the upper left-hand corner of the screen form the Digital Ambassadors. Each of these organizations is committed to teaching community members how to use computers. These organizations come together to share how they can achieve their shared vision for Greater Cleveland.
For every resident in Greater Cleveland to have access to affordable devices, reliable internet and the relevant skills to use them so that they can empower themselves to seek every opportunity available through the digital economy.
Please click on the logos below to learn more about the resources that each organization offers.
Ashbury Senior Computer Community Center (ASC³) is a 50lc-3 non-profit organization, located in the heart of
ASC³ was established in October of 2002 to implement positive initiatives that provide empowering technology resources to greater Cleveland residents (young adults 18-40, mature adults 45-64, and senior citizens 65 and older).
The mission of ASC³ is to bridge the “Digital Divide” in our inner city communities by addressing the technology needs of young, mature, and older adults with limited income via education, resources and training, thus, fostering a movement of "Digital Inclusion."
The humanitarian-centered philosophy of ASC³ provides a nurturing atmosphere conducive for clients to learn and thrive, regardless of educational and/or financial barriers.
Participants of ASC³ gain a basic understanding of computer concepts, how to operate computers and mobile devices, and how to navigate the Internet safely and efficiently.
The ultimate goal is to enhance the quality of their lives through application of technical knowledge, access, and hands-on experience.
We are the “People’s University,” the center of learning for a diverse and inclusive community.
Cleveland Public Library will be the driving force behind a powerful culture of learning that will inspire Clevelanders from all walks of life to continually learn, share and seek out new knowledge in ways that are beneficial to themselves, their community and the world.
We offer free computer classes at all 28 of our locations throughout the year. To find an upcoming class near you, please visit our online calendar or pick up our UpNext program guide.
At Cuyahoga County Public Library we are committed to our mission of being at the center of community life by creating an environment where reading, lifelong learning and civic engagement thrive.
Our vision is to be the most convenient public library in the nation, recognized for exceptional customer service. Everything we do is in support of improving the quality of life in Cuyahoga County, and we strive to deliver on three key objectives:
- Fostering a community of enthusiastic readers.
- Strengthening the economic vitality of our region.
- Being recognized as an essential community asset and innovative library industry leader.
Cuyahoga County Public Library offers free computer classes and training for adults ages 18 and up at 15 of our locations. Please visit our Technology Training resource page to find a class near you.
In 2015, the Department of Housing and Urban Development selected CMHA to be part of the ConnectHome pilot initiative. Prior to ConnectHome CMHA also participated in HUD’s Neighborhood Networks program, with the goal of promoting self-sufficiency and providing technology access to residents living in HUD – assisted housing. Out of this program came 10 onsite CMHA computer labs, many of which are still active. CMHA continues to bridge the digital divide for the residents and families it serves through the ConnectHome initiative. The goal of this initiative is to provide affordable and/or free options in the areas of connectivity, devices and training.
Empower people of Greater Cleveland to achieve success through technology, innovation and connected community.
DigitalC has two main initiatives that currently service Greater Cleveland. EmpowerCLE provides affordable, reliable, fixed high-speed wireless internet service through a community-based model to unserved and underserved households in Cleveland. This initiative is coupled with personalized Digital Literacy training that empowers residents to leverage connectivity for a better quality of life. DigitalC's second initiative is The MidTown Tech Hive @ 6815 Euclid Ave which is an inclusive and creative innovation space to cowork, root companies, hold events, and take technology skill-building classes.
The East Cleveland Public Library offers free computer classes to the public and opportunities to explore emerging technologies. In our state-of-the-art Computer Lab and Career Center, patrons have access to both Macintosh and Windows-based computers, the Internet, Wi-Fi, various software applications and databases. The East Cleveland Public Library computer labs are staffed by dedicated employees who are ready and available to assist patrons with their technology needs.
Through electronic reuse PCs for People provides the opportunity for all low-income individuals and nonprofits to benefit from the life changing impact of computers and mobile internet.
Founded in 1998, PCs for People is a national leader in digital inclusion. As a non-profit organization, every project, program and initiative at PCs for People is centered on getting low-cost computers and affordable broadband internet into the homes of low-income individuals. Through an unwavering commitment to the communities we serve, we have distributed over 80,000 computers, subscribed thousands of families to low-cost internet, and recycled millions of pounds of electronics. Digital inclusion efforts such as ours are essential in today's society, where it is increasingly hard to access education, healthcare or employment opportunities without access to a computer or the internet. Our model is a self-sustainable social enterprise centered on building community value in every part of our program.