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Smart communities bring technology to Humboldt Park

Last month, over 150 Humboldt Park residents attended the Smart Communities Launch event at the Humboldt Park Field House. The event served as an opportunity to teach Humboldt Park residents about technology resources in their community and how they can use technology to improve their quality of life.

More than 250 community members attended the Smart Communities launch event in Humboldt Park.

The event involved numerous technology stations that featured a variety of resources. Stations included information on basic computer skills, public computer labs, accessing city services via the Internet, resource centers for small businesses and opportunities to sign up for computer repair classes and computer training.

Computers will be available throughout the Field House so that residents can practice their skills and interact with various community websites.

The Humboldt Park Smart Communities program is a partnership between Bickerdike Redevelopment Corp., the City of Chicago, LISC/Chicago and several Humboldt Park organizations to overcome the digital divide in Humboldt Park.

The Smart Communities program is a project of the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP), funded by the Federal Recovery Act. BTOP provides grants to municipalities to support the deployment of broadband infrastructure, enhance and expand public computer centers and encourage sustainable adoption of broadband service.

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