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The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) operates two Digital Vans, allowing NYCHA residents with limited internet access to easily and quickly go online to look for jobs, print résumés, and complete homework assignments right outside their building.
The vans are partly funded by the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program grant.
…John Gittens, 53, scoured the Web to look for law clerk jobs and to gather information for his personal dream — to build a community garden, “but on a massive scale.”
A 45-year NYCHA resident, Gittens called the mobile computer labs “the best idea they’ve ever had.”
“A lot of people don’t have computers,” he said. “And many of those that do, don’t know how to use them,” he added, recalling times he saw computer novices learn the basics from a Digital Van instructor.