Ceremony in Wilmington celebrates seniors who successfully completed computer literacy course offered at Terry Apartments’ Neighborhood Network Center
Wilmington, Delaware (PRWEB) June 02, 2012
Senator Thomas Carper (D-Del.) offered the “commencement address” to the graduating class at Terry Apartments, an affordable housing community in Wilmington, Del., serving seniors and people with disabilities. The graduation ceremony, hosted by The Michaels Organization’s Interstate Realty Management Company, celebrated the achievements of six Terry Apartment residents who successfully completed a computer course for beginners offered as part of an extensive array of social services available to the residents there.
“In a time when our daily lives and businesses are increasingly dependent on digital information, it is critical that Delawareans of all ages receive training they need to use digital tools and access vital information,” said Senator Carper.
Terry Apartments, a 161-unit, affordable housing community for income-eligible seniors and those with disabilities, is the site of an official Neighborhood Networks Center, a federal initiative by the U.S. Department of Housing (HUD), to promote self-sufficiency and provide technology access to residents living in HUD-insured and HUD-assisted communities.
“Through its range of services, Neighborhood Networks provides Americans with the tools they need to better utilize the digital world we live in, giving its graduates greater opportunities to succeed. ‘Bravo Zulu’ to the Neighborhood Networks’ Terry Apartment graduates on their achievement today,” the senior senator from Delaware said.
With more than 60 centers across its portfolio including Terry Apartments, Interstate Realty Management is HUD’s most active Neighborhood Networks partner.
HUD Regional Administrator Jane C. W. Vincent expressed pride in the graduates and the program before introducing the Keynote speaker.
“Congratulations to all the graduates! HUD is so proud of you and our partners who have embraced the Neighborhood Networks Initiative as an important key to success,” Vincent said. “The Neighborhood Networks Initiative helps people to become self-sufficient as the computer technology increases exposure to job opportunities, and educational and job-training programs that enhance skills so they can take advantage of employment and homeownership opportunities.”
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