Friday, November 1, 2013

Free Pizza & Blog Technology Workshop for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders

I recently teamed up with Mazie Soto and Phillip Pompa as a volunteer for their TLCC Chicago Autobiography/Photography Blogging pilot workshop. I had been meaning to volunteer in some capacity for a while -- I enjoyed the short stint tutoring at Roosevelt High School when the Albany Park Post was on the Windy Citizen, but felt I wasn't really wanted by the program as I was younger and not a math or science "expert."

Blogging, editing, helping young ones better articulate themselves however, is right up my alley (as is helping the Ecuadorean Center acquire computers, hah) as it is my line of work. Come next week, I will be at the Sulzer Library helping edit and type -- if any kids show up, that is.   

Both Mazie and Phillip are very passionate about the project, and about helping under served children, but it's been incredibly disappointing to see pushback from the Chicago Public School system. We can't even leave flyers on the premise for some reason -- which is really freaking rich considering 9 out of 10 schools in the United States still don't offer a computer science class. There is a real need for this type of education, but the CPS apparently doesn't want any help.

Anyway, here is the flyer! Send your young ones, I promise I won't tell them about 4chan's /b/.

Free Blog Technology Workshop for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders
Pizza will be provided for participants

When: November 6, 2013

Where: Sulzer regional Library in the Community Conference room at
4455 N. Lincoln Ave  Chicago, IL 60625

Time: 4-6:30pm
A little about us, Technocratic Learning and Collaboration Center of Chicago is a 501c(3) nonprofit whose mission is to help middle school aged students from underserved communities improve their academic performance through positive motivation, collaboration, and holistic learning by utilizing technology as a way to bridge the digital divide
Please sign up at or call/text us at (773) 840-8522

Space is limited

A big thank you to our sponsor

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