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Cheikh Dange works on a computer during a Literacy Network computer class held at the Goodman Library on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014.

Digital literacy education courses are scheduled in the Allied Drive and Kennedy Heights neighborhoods as part of Madison’s Connecting Madison initiative.

Connecting Madison is an internet pilot project meant to close the digital divide by making affordable internet access available for as little as $10 per month to residents in Allied Drive, Darbo-Worthington, Brentwood and Kennedy Heights apartments.

DANEnet is partnering with the city as the project’s digital literacy partner and have scheduled classes in the coming months at the Boys and Girls Club in Allied Drive and at the Kennedy Heights Community Center.

“Without connectivity, families are at a profound and distinct disadvantage,” DANEnet Executive Director Alyssa Kenney said at a press conference Sept. 7.

 Classes at Kennedy Heights, 199 Kennedy Heights:

  • Oct. 5, 12, 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in English
  • Oct. 14 and 28 and Nov. 11 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Hmong

Drop-in sessions:

  • Oct. 5, 12, 19 from 10:30 to 12 p.m.
  • Oct. 14 and 28 and Nov. 11 from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Device Fix IT clinic: Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Classes at the Dane County Boys and Girls Club, 4619 Jenewein Rd., Fitchburg:

  • Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Dec. 7 and 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Drop-in sessions:

  • Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Nov. 13 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Dec. 4 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Nov. 16 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Dec. 7 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Fix-IT Clinic to be determined

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Abigail Becker joined The Capital Times in 2016, where she primarily covers city and county government. She previously worked for the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism and the Wisconsin State Journal.