After a few unexpected delays, the CREAM Internet Cafe is ready to open. We'll have 5 Internet terminals on-line for public access right away, with three more slated to be added over the next week. I'm still cogitating on how many hours of operation we can support each week - initial thinking is 1p-5p Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Another milestone in the evolution of CREAM. Once school starts and more student interns from Clark College are available, we'll be looking into expanding the days and hours the Cafe is available.
Remember: Cafe is a metaphor - there is no food or coffee, just the Interwebs.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
We have been quite busy these past weeks and I have been a bit remiss in keeping up with it all:
- On Wednesday of last week, we were able to help Mercy Corps with a large shipment of monitors. This is now an ongoing partnership and we hope to do the same thing on a regular basis and also hope to expand the kinds of equipment that we can give to this great organization. Mercy Corps helps set up computer labs in schools around the world for those most in need. We are really glad to be a part of that.
- On Friday of last week we shipped our first load of broken monitors and televisons to the recycling processor (IMS located in the Port of Vancouver) - appox. 3 tons worth.
- Yesterday we shipped our first load of non-ferrous metals to Metro Metals NW and got a nice big check for our efforts.
- Today was our first class (see earlier post)
Posted by Oso Martin at 2:00 PM
Is under way right now! Rory Bowman of MacRory.com is teaching a course for job seekers that shows folks how to put their resume on-line using Linked-In.com. This class is the first in a series of on-line based courses that will be offered in the CREAM Education Center in the coming months. I'll post some photos after the class is finished.
Posted by Oso Martin at 10:56 AM