CfAL Programs

 

Working to fill the technology gap, CfAL provides computers and technology programs

that support advancement in both academics and career

by expanding learning to the home for both children and adults.

DUE TO COVID-19, in-person classes are temporarily suspended. 

Visit our Resources page to access FREE online trainings!

Technology & Computer Training Program

CfAL's Technology & Computer Training program provides FREE basic computer instruction.  Participants learn how to create a resume in Microsoft Word, a household budget in Microsoft Excel, a basic presentation in PowerPoint, and how to operate virus and spyware software. 

Program benefits include building job skills from typing and learning Microsoft programs to basic budgeting and computer maintenance.  Parents are also able to extend learning beyond the classroom, and increase involvement in children’s education at home.  This program works to eliminate the technology gap for disadvantaged families.

Participants who complete the entire program AND do not have a working computer in the home also receive a FREE refurbished computer and technical support for one-year. 

Digital Literacy for Early Learners

CfAL’s Digital Literacy program provies families with access to online learning applications, helping expand digital literacy to low-income families and support children’s academic success.  Through CfAL’s program, each family receives a secure tablet pre-loaded with educational applications. 

To support family learning, CfAL hosts workshops highlighting how technology can support academic success, while also identifying the dangers of unmonitored and/or excessive online activity.  Each workshop introduces programs that support literacy and math skills such as GetEpic!, ABCYa, Code Monkey, and many more.  

Tech4Teens:

Empower Teens through Technology

CfAL is proud to launch new programs specifically designed to support youth express themselves safely online through technology projects.

Year-round, this program is lead by Dr. Greg McVerry, a professor from Southern Connecticut State University.  During the academic school year, classes are "drop-in" - come as often as you like! Each participant receives a free website, WeVideo account and other cool tech gifts.

During the summer, the program transitions to a "camp", meeting three to five days per week.  College students from Yale, Southern Connecituct State University, Clemson University and Boston University voluntarily mentor campers

 

Tech4Teens participants can choose to learn:

  • website development,

  • podcasting,

  • video and photo editing, and

  • basic coding!

 

Virtually, participants can attend from anywhere in the United States!  Last summer, participants from 8 states joined.  Local participants who attend all workshops are eligible to receive a laptop.

 

Let's Close the Gap Together!

From volunteering to joining our board or making a donation, you can join us!   

 

With you, we can close the technology gap and help families expand learning to their home.

Support of all types and sizes make a HUGE difference!

In Person

5 Science Park Suite 2C
New Haven, CT 06511

Online

Make a tax deductible donation‏.

Over the Phone

Want more information about giving? 

Tel: (475) 227-3270

Text to Give 

Text the phrase "Donate cfal"

to 609.212.0627

Cfal Donors & Sponsors

Thank you to the many donors and sponsors who have joined our efforts. 

Together, we can...and will...close the technology gap!

CfAL partners with local organizations, and can be found in these locations:

Newhallville Area:

The Literacy Resource Center

5 Science, Ste. 2C

New Haven, CT 06511

Fair Haven Area:

Farnam Community

162 Fillmore Street

New Haven, CT 06513

Want to connect? Call us at 475.227.3270.

CfAL is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3).  EIN: 06-1623641

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