Calling all young men who are aspiring gamers, coders, photographers, graphic artists, engineers, and all interested in computer technology—then dcConnectBoys is for you!

Following the success of the dcConnectGirls Technology Club, dcConnectHome is starting a similar club for young men in grades 6 through 10.

Both clubs were created as part of the dcConnectHome digital inclusion initiative, part of a national program to increase access and technology education for HUD-assisted families.

The club, which will meet every fourth Saturday of the month, beginning March 24, will teach the young men how to build a computer, coding basics, photography, and photo editing. Each class, held at the Frederick Douglass Community Center at 2000 Alabama Avenue, S.E., will also give the participants an opportunity to explore various careers in technology. 

dcConnectHome is led by the Office of the Mayor and DCHA, representing one of the original 28 communities nationwide selected in 2015 by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to participate in ConnectHome, a national initiative. Partnerships are the key to dcConnectHome’s success—national partnerships established by HUD ConnectHome, like the one with NCWIT’s AspireIT program, have been instrumental in providing technology based opportunities for DCHA residents.  In addition, the dedicated collaboration between the local government and DCHA resulted in successfully connecting 1,785 households throughout DCHA’s portfolio to high speed internet. Nearly 760 school-age children live within those 1,785 households.

Registration is now open for the dcConnectBoys Technology Club. Space is limited. Call 202-435-3382 or email dcConnectHome@dchousing.org for more information and to register.

Last modified: 3/16/2018 12:44:19 PM