MEDA has partnered with additional community organizations located in Pilsen and Little Village.
The first partners are El Hogar del Ninos and Casa Michocan at Loomis and 18th Street for additional training. Our
latest partner organization, The Little Village Community Council, is at 3610 So. 26th St. These new technology
partnerships between MEDA, Digital Workforce Education, The Little Village Community Council, El Hogar del Ninos,
and Casa Michocan greatly expand technology access and training to our area residents .
The Little Village Community Council project is intended to be our most comprehensive project todate. We are installing
a computer lab with 25 workstations and will be providing a broad array of community services through this outreach center.
As the project is completed we will be providing additional information on the MEDA website.
The El Hogar CTC Project is in three phases. Phase 1 is complete and was to equip the older building with separate
workstations. Phase 2 is to install an additional workstations in the new building in two training rooms
and setup the LAN and Internet connection through MEDA's main servers and facilities. Phase 3 is to begin Workforce
and Job Training jointly with El Hogar constituents and the IETC across the street.
The Casa Michocan project is complete and now provides technology literacy training in Spanish and is connected
via the internet to the University of Michocan in Mexico providing online Bachelor Degrees in Spanish to Chicago's large immigrant
population from the state of Michocan.
In addition to these satellite training centers in Pilsen and Little Village, MEDA has also provided refurbished computers
to The YMCA Alliance for their students to continue their online education after completing their initial courses in Critical
Choices, click here to access the photos.
MEDA has also established a computer training center in Rockford jointly with Patriot's
Gateway as can be seen at this link, click here.