Friendswood Community Church has blessed our organization with 15,000 dollars to refurbish our Computer Learning Center at the Men's Development Center. Today applications and tools are on the Internet so we are moving away from our old fat client desktop computer model that loaded down the desktop with applications like typing tutorials and Microsoft Office applications model to a web tools based model that will take advantage of free Google Applications such as Google Docs and Microsoft Office Live. The men will be taught how to find and leverage resources on the Internet to build resumes and find jobs. During the course of their stay they keep journals and document their life history all of which will be saved secure online so when they leave they will know how to access their data from any computer. I was pleased to find out that the men that work in our labs are serious and dedicated to skills building and are committed to learning about computers and the Internet. Many of these men have never had the opportunity to own or even touch a computer and we all know that even basic jobs will leave these guys behind if they don't have this opportunity.
We are so thankful for the donation and we are going to use the opportunity to bring an experience to our clients that will continue to change their lives for the better.
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