Thursday, October 29, 2009

New Media Center for City Neighborhood

There’s a new addition to the Westside neighborhood of Pittsburgh today, made possible by a $25,000 grant from the Target Foundation. The Salvation Army’s Westside Worship and Service Center, located in Fairywood, has opened a state-of-the-art media center. It includes 11 refurbished computers, work stations, software and Internet access.

“It provides a safe haven for them to come and do the kind of work that they’re going to need to get done there. Whether they are looking for a job, setting up a resume, taking computer classes or doing homework,” Chief Earnest Fullwood says, the center’s commanding officer.

He says there is an after school program that goes there, as well as college students and adults to do work, who may not have a computer or a quiet place to work at home.

No comments: