Unloading personal computers for the Charlotte Internet and Computer Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015.

Community unites to make low-cost computers and internet access available

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EveryoneOn will make low-cost computers, internet access and computer training available at a “Charlotte Internet and Computer Bazaar” scheduled for 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at Clinton Chapel AME Zion Church.

A national non-profit organization focused on eliminating the digital divide, EveryoneOn makes high-speed, low-cost Internet service and computers available to unconnected Americans.

This flyer provides additional details. The church is located at 1901 Rozzelles Ferry Road.

The Historic West End Partners brokered the computer partnership with Kramden Institute to distribute 200 desktop personal computers to eligible recipients, and is covering shipping costs and Linux training. Clinton Chapel AME Zion Church is providing space for storage and distribution.

The new NTEN Digital Inclusion Fellows in Charlotte – Ruben Campillo of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and Jessica Washington of the Urban League of the Central Carolinas – are offering free computer and train-the-trainer classes. Students and faculty from Johnson C. Smith University are assisting with asset management, distribution, and orientation of recipients. Digital Charlotte and the Knight School of Communication at Queens are helping with community outreach and awareness, and Automation Design Consultants is providing printed material for the event.

For more information about internet service and computers, contact J’Tanya Adams at jtanya@everyoneon.org, or 704-724-5626. For information about free training, contact Jessica Washington at jessica.washington@urbanleaguecc.org or 704-373-2256, ext. 201.

Above: community members unload personal computers at Clinton Chapel AME Zion Church, in preparation for the Charlotte Internet and Computer Bazaar, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 21.