Oak Hill Makerspace – A Bright Future for 2022

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Oak Hill Makerspace – Many Irons in the Fire! For those who haven’t attended recently, due to either the holiday or omicron concerns (both of which are valid reasons not to attend) we’ve been making some interesting changes to our Makerspace. If you haven’t been down recently, maybe word of some of these changes will entice you to start that …

Success with Our “Staying Safe in Cyberspace” Series

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Staying Safe In Cyberspace Workshop Series Was a Success! December 6th brought “Staying Safe in Cyberspace” to Oak Hill Collaborative. Many of us go about browsing or surfing the internet unaware of the perils that could befall a netizen. Likewise, there are also those who are cyberphobic, afraid to venture into the world wide web.   “Keeping Safe in Cyberspace” …

Digital Advantage Classes! January Schedule

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For those of you who enjoyed your time here in our Learning Lab at Oak Hill Collaborative – we have good news! Starting January 3rd, we’ll be rerunning a lot of our Computer Basics classes, from turning the computer on to learning how to write a letter in Microsoft Word. If that wasn’t enough, we’ve also got plenty of workshops …

Letter From the Director – 2021

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Happy Holidays to all our friends and contributors! Thanks to your generosity and support, the Oak Hill Collaborative has enjoyed an extremely successful year in 2021 and we are looking forward to another one in 2022. The pandemic has changed life as we know it and helped us realize how important Digital Equity and Digital Inclusion are in our increasingly …

Important Changes Coming to EBB: Introducing ACP!

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Big Changes Coming to How you Recieve Your Benefit After a long back-and-forth legislative battle, the Emergency Broadband Benefit is now an integral part of low-income assistance programs like SNAP, Medicaid, and others. With internet access finally being recognized as a need during the pandemic and just in everyday lives moving forward, the federal government signed the Infrastructure Investment and …

Raspberry Pi Afterschool – YCS & OHC for 2021!

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What is it? “Raspberry Pi, A Credit Card Sized Computer” – Patrick K. Historically, our Raspberry Pi After School program is known for its ability to bring computer science STEM education to 4th-8th graders within inner city Youngstown schools. Since 2016, our philosophy has been to teach them skills such as building a computer and programming early on in their …

Bringing EBB To Trumbull – Working with TNP!

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Who is TNP? Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership is a 501(c)3 non-profit Community Development Corporation serving the neighborhoods of Warren, Ohio. TNP’s mission is to empower residents through programming and projects that improve the quality of life in the neighborhoods of Warren. Please take the time to look around the website and see what TNP is all about. How OHC & TNP …

Oak Hill Collaborative Partners with OCCHA

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Pictured: Our First Computer Class at OCCHA Oak Hill Collaborative (OHC) continuously strives to bridge the digital divide. Whether it’s through spreading the word about the Federal Emergency Broadband Benefit or providing digital education to underrepresented people in the neighborhood, OHC is always doing its best to bring digital equity to everyone. Pictured: Second Intro to Computer Basics Class with …

Digital Advantage Series – OHC Computer Classes

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Digital Divide “The idea of the Digital Divide refers to the growing gap between the underprivileged members of society, especially the poor, rural, elderly, and handicapped portion of the population who do not have access to computers or the internet; and the wealthy, middle-class, and young Americans living in urban and suburban areas who have access.” Stanford University. Pictured: Director …

OHC and SCORE Work Together to Bridge the Digital Divide

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SCORE is a national nonprofit focused on helping small businesses get off the ground, and growing/achieving their goals through education and mentorship.  Since early October, SCORE and Oak Hill Collaborative have been working together to brainstorm on how to best bring digital skills to small business owners. Since our collaboration together, we’ve been raising awareness of computer skill-based classes for …