Central Community House will be hosting a Neighborhood Cleanup Day on June 14 from 10:00 am-11:00am at 1150 E. Main St., Columbus. Volunteers needed for trash pickup, raking leaves, possibly planting flowers, and cutting grass.
Food and drinks will be provided. For more information, contact Roseshall White @ 614-946-2100.
On April 1, OCCN will begin operations in its new
offices at the St. John Learning Center, 640 S. Ohio Ave, on the east side of Columbus.
This concludes our stay at the State Library of Ohio after seven years. OCCN would like to thank the Library for hosting us.
The St. John Learning Center is an organization dedicated to increasing literacy, computer skills, and GED preparation, as well as a member of OCCN.
OCCN will keep the same mailing address at the State Library, but the phone number will be posted on our website at a later date.
Welcome OCCN Visitor,
We've had a flurry of activity in the recent months regarding network technology in Ohio. Below are some of the OCCN-related events that took place, in an effort to connect everyone to vital educational technological resources.
The Ohio Community of Development Corporations hosted the Tech Mix Conference at the Crowne Plaza North Hotel in Columbus, OH. Representatives from non-profit organizations around Ohio attended the morning and afternoon workshops, held on November 28. 20 presenters facilitated lively discussions on the state of Ohio’s community technology.
Expanding Internet access throughout Ohio is becoming more of a reality than a possibility.
On July 27, Governor Ted Strickland’s chief information officer, Steve Edmonson, announced that the governor had signed Executive Order 2007 - 24S, creating an Ohio Broadband Council and Broadband Ohio Network. On hand to witness the announcement were more than fifty technology activists. They came from Coshocton, Mansfield, Dayton, Cleveland, Steubenville, Toledo, Cambridge, Cincinnati, and a dozen other communities represented at the State Library for ONE Ohio’s second statewide gathering.
Opportunities await those who are in the most need.
YouthBuild, an educational and job training program, was recently awarded $1.3 million, thanks to a grant from the Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority. The award includes $500,081 for the first year and an additional $401,177 based on congressional approval.
In the future OCCN is planning on doing trainings on how to build and maintain a website utilizing open-source software. We also have the ability to host these sites utilizing the great free hosting offered by Dreamhost.com.
Working as the OCCN Vista leader is a chance to connect with a lot of people around the state of Ohio. I get to travel and see the exciting possibilities coming from various community technology centers. It makes me think that if more people had the opportunity to be created and feel empowered to pursue their dreams the world would be a better place.
I do data gathering and research for OCCN. Currently, I am working on an interactive map for the OCCN website and also an Internet access map for the Digital Divide Project.