Dear Oklahoma City Community Members,
Thanks to a $1.4 million public computer center grant through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Oklahoma City University has created the Intergenerational Computer Center (ICC).
The ICC provides free computer access and free training to patrons of all ages, from preschool through seniors. Three classrooms with 69 seats provide Windows desktops as well as Windows and Mac laptops. The computers offer a wide variety of software applications, and the latest in teaching technology.
A children’s area with age appropriate computer programs and educational activities is available so that families may enjoy the ICC together. Additionally, a mobile computer lab with 20 laptops is available to go out into the community.
A number of community organizations will be participating in the ICC, including the United Way, Oklahoma City Public Schools, Boys and Girls Clubs, Positive Tomorrows, Sunbeam Family Services, Smart Start Oklahoma, and others.
The ICC is available to everyone in the community for personal use as well as to participate in classes. A wide variety of computer courses and resources are offered in the areas of:
The ICC also partners with community organizations to support their programs with computer and Internet resources.
There are many ways to get involved and learn more about the ICC. First and foremost, we hope you will join us in the ICC whenever you are on campus! We also need volunteers who enjoy teaching, helping with community outreach, providing ongoing funds, and working with our community partners. We are proud to include the Americorps Oklahoma badge on our website with the addition of three half-time and two seasonal Americorps Oklahoma members to our organization. Stop by the ICC and have our Americorps members teach you how to scan a resume into a PDF file, attach a file to an email, edit a photo, or import digital footage into a movie.
Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions.
Dr. Veronica McGowan
Director of the Intergenerational Computer Center
Oklahoma City University
2501 N. Blackwelder
Oklahoma City, OK 73106-1493