Coppin State University
The Coppin Heights-Rosemont Family Computer Center project plans to provide broadband access and computer education to the Coppin Heights-Rosemont community, a low-income neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland with a high minority population. Consistent with the community’s exisiting revitalization plan, Coppin State University will establish a 60-workstation computer center for use by the local community, and anticipates offering 15 training and educational courses on a regular basis, serving more than 500 users per week and more than 12,000 unique users within two years. Courses will be designed to attract the participation of entire families to improve their education, health, and quality of life. The project will encourage interaction between Coppin State students and faculty and the community by bringing students and faculty into the center to teach and assist users in computer skills. Over the course of the grant, university students and faculty are expected to provide more than 7,500 hours of volunteer service.