January 6th, 2012
Exciting news from NYCHA about access to technology and training programs:


NYCHA Resident, 

We are pleased to announce the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program(BTOP)!


Through a grant funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA)created an education and job readiness program for NYCHA residents 13 years and older. The BTOP program will provide NYCHA residents with access to computers and broadband technology-based educational activitiesthat will support gaining and/or increasing marketable job skills and educational achievement. Working in conjunction with City College of New York, NYCHA will be able to offer a curriculum that will include:

  • Computer Basics and Operating Systems
  • Microsoft Office Certificate Program
  • Job Preparation Training (18 years and older)
  • General Educational Development (GED) Exam Preparation (18 years and older)
  • Multimedia Applications including PowerPoint Presentation   

Beginning Jan. 9, 2012, this program will be available at the following Community Centers:

  • Roosevelt, Saratoga Avenue, Van Dyke (Brooklyn)
  • Clinton, King Towers, Manhattanville (Manhattan)
  • Astoria, Hammel (Queens)
  • Richmond Terrace, West Brighton (Staten Island)
This 10-week program will operate four days a week, Monday through Thursday in day and evening sessions (see attached flyer). When the BTOP program is not in operation, the BTOP labs will be open for Internet research, resume writing and/or job search activities.

To ensure your participation in the program, please complete the registration formand return it to your Community Center Director as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact NYCHA’s Educational Services Unit at (212) 306-2880, 3232 or 3246. Emails are also welcome at citywideprograms@nycha.nyc.gov.  


D’Andra Van Heusen

Program Manager, Educational Services

Department of Citywide Programs and Assessment

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