Our Sammy’s Place Learning and Technology Center is available for adults and students that need access to computers and internet. As its name suggests, Sammy’s Place looks to support two areas of need:
Adult learning, literacy and basic financial training have the ability to change the future of many of the families in our area. Community members and Development Food Co-op members can take classes throughout the year. We offer courses on parenting, financial literacy, health and wellness and personal discovery. We’ve created a learning environment that is inviting, comfortable, technologically current and accessible.
Today’s business, government and education systems make reasonable presumptions about individuals’ access to computers and the internet. Often, the unemployed are required to file job applications online for local businesses. Interacting with government agencies online eliminates the need for additional transportation and lost time from work. Parents of school age children can be at a disadvantage when they don’t have access to email or online grade reports. Students require access to the internet for research, online textbooks and many daily homework assignments. Libraries are a great resource for these needs but there is no library in the South Lebanon area. We have 5 computers available after school and at other designated times in the center. These computers are networked, online and have access to printers.