Digital Inclusion Week 2021

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Join us for a FULL WEEK of free Digital Workshops Starting next Monday, come on down to the Oak Hill Collaborative building from October 4th – October 8th every day for a new digital skills workshop. No experience required, no RSVP necessary. We’re situated on the south-side of Youngstown – 507 Oak Hill Ave, Youngstown OH 44502. If you’re curious …

Salvation Army – Christmas Assistance 2021

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For those living in Mahoning County, the Salvation Army is opening its registration for free Christmas Toys and/or Food Vouchers. This is available from September 14th until October 28th every Tuesday-Thursday. To register for this you can call 330-270-5999 any time from 10:00AM – 2:00PM

A Celebration of Emergency Broadband Benefit: 3 Months Later

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A Quick Update on Emergency Broadband Benefit Three months ago on this day, May 12th, 2021, we hosted our first Emergency Broadband Benefit workshop. It was rocky, and we only completed the account creation process for a lot of the attendees, but it was our first step into helping the disadvantaged to afford internet for what may have been the …

OHC – EBB Enrollment Report

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  Abstract: Since the launch of the Emergency Broadband Benefit on May 12th, 2021, Oak Hill Collaborative has taken it upon ourselves as Digital Champions of North Eastern Ohio to assist in the awareness and enrollment of low-income households into the program. Thus far we have been met with twice as many complications as successes. This report aims to illustrate …

Oak Hill Collaborative Presents – Emergency Broadband Benefit

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Oak Hill Collaborative is Helping People Enroll in the Emergency Broadband Benefit What does that mean? The Emergency Broadband Benefit is a temporary FCC program to help households struggling to afford internet service during the pandemic. What does it provide? Up to $50/month discount for internet services; Up to $75/month discount for households on qualifying tribal lands; and A one-time …

Community Focus Forum – Getting Residents Involved

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April 10th, community organizer Vicki Vickars, Trina Williams, and many other organizations such as ACTION, Oak Hill Neighborhood Association, Save Our City, United Returning Citizens, Police Department Liasion, and more helped put this event together to raise awareness and promote action on behalf of the community. The forum was held here at the Collaborative. One of the many ways they …

Up the Hill – 1 Year Anniversary!

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Around this time last year, we were battening down the hatches and stocking up on face masks. Donation drives and food distribution events were in full effect, school went remote and we all learned very quickly how to live the majority of our life at home. Fast forward to now, it would seem that Youngstown has pulled through the worst …

RESPECT – Mayoral Discussion on the Future of Youngstown

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Jamael Tito Brown Ryan Kelly Julius Oliver On April 18th, William “Shimmie” Miller of community organization RESPECT invited mayoral candidates Jamael Tito Brown, Ryan Kelly, and Julius Oliver to the Collaborative. With help from URC, Academy for Urban Scholars, Excalibur Barber Grooming lounge, and equipment from the OHC multimedia lab Willam was capable of cultivating a productive, yet casual environment …

Meet the Collaborative – Anthony Hake

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Who is Anthony Hake? If you’ve come to the Collaborative with a computer issue, to talk your way through a project, or to tour our facilities you may be familiar with the Director of IT, Anthony Hake. In his time at the Collaborative he has worked diligently to ensure the installation of new IT solutions, has assisted in the operations …

Oak Hill April Services

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Raspberry Pi After School We are proud to announce that we are currently working with YCS to keep the ball rolling on the Raspberry Pi After School program, with some help from United Way. Week Three is coming up for YCS, this week they are given their own Raspberry Pi Computer to keep! To learn more about this six week …