City of Boston
The Boston Public Computing Centers project, a partnership between the City of Boston’s Management and Information Services Department, Boston Public Library, Boston Centers for Youth and Family, and the Boston Housing Authority, proposes to expand computer and Internet capacity at the city’s main library and 25 branches, 16 community centers, and 11 public housing sites. A majority of project sites are expected to be in the city’s lowest income areas, and plan to offer before- and after-school, job readiness, enrichment, workforce development, and alternative education programs. The project intends to provide computer access and training for students, seniors, limited-English speaking residents, and people with disabilities with 379 workstations and laptops. An estimated 18,700 people will be served per week at the 53 public computer centers.