Suffolk Graduate Students Reaching Out to Educate Neighboring Communities


Suffolk University Graduate Students Introduce Senior Citizens to the World of Computers — Free of Charge

Who: The Suffolk University Math and Computer Science Department is opening its doors to help senior citizens learn about computers — free of charge.  A team of Suffolk graduate students have taken the lead to teach local senior citizens how to use computers and be connected to the Internet.  The senior citizens enrolled in the two-month course represent the communities of Beacon Hill and Chinatown.  Suffolk hopes to eventually reach out and offer this unique computer training venue to its neighbors from the North End and Charlestown.

What: A total of 30 senior citizens from Beacon Hill and Chinatown are currently participating in Suffolk University’s “Senior Citizens Computer Program. Each of the students, who are at least 60 years young, are eager and excited to learn as much as they possibly can about how to communicate on the computer and receive information through the Internet.  These individuals, who walk from their homes to Suffolk and back, are extremely appreciative of this educational opportunity.

When: July 2 - August 31, 2001 (Monday through Thursday), 9: 00 a.m. until Noon

Where: Fenton Building, Third Floor (Room 338B), 32 Derne Street, Boston, MA

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