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 …

November 2021 – Emergency Broadband Benefit Report

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Analysis of EBB Enrollment Numbers In our last report, 11% of the people we helped were residents in Youngstown who did not have internet. That number has now risen to 30% as folks are realizing their need for access to the internet and how they can leverage $50 off a month to begin exploring the world with digital divide blinders …

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 …