SAHA will be unveiling an innovate computer training project for seniors and families thanks to over $140,000 we received in the first round of AB1299 funding from the California Advanced Services Fund, Public Housing Account. SAHA’s computer training partner, Community Technology Network (CTN), will provide 4-week courses to SAHA residents at three buildings; upon completion of the training, residents will receive a free home computer from our technology partner Reliatech. We are pleased to be one of just two organizations in the Bay Area and seven statewide to receive an adoption grant in the first round of AB1299.
SAHA’s partnership with CTN and Reliatech is an amazing opportunity for us to address the low computer literacy and internet usage among low-income affordable housing residents. We envision homebound seniors learning to order groceries and manage their health care online, immigrant families skyping across oceans, and children having access to a world of knowledge for their homework. Our partnership will give them both the skills and the equipment to unlock the internet’s transformative potential for low-income people.
We’re extremely excited for this opportunity to serve low-income families in the East Bay and look forward to sharing success stories with you in the future. If you live in Oakland, Walnut Creek or Berkeley, and are interested in volunteering, please contact Kami Griffiths at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.