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David Bohnett Cyber Center Opens in Milwaukee

Welcome the Milwaukee Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community Center into the new millennium with the grand opening of their very own David Bohnett CyberCenter on Thursday, July 24, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. Refreshments will be provided.

The David Bohnett CyberCenter, which is managed by a full-time technology coordinator, offers seven computers with sleek black and silver flat panel monitors and the newest Microsoft Office software. Computers and technology support are available to the community during open lab hours and a variety of classes on topics such as the Internet, computer care, resume and cover letter writing and finding jobs online will be offered starting this fall.

The opening and reception on July 24 will feature a short program at 6:30pm with Michael Fleming, Executive director of the David Bohnett Foundation; Neil Albrecht, Executive Director of the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center; and Roberto Rivera, CyberCenter Coordinator.

The construction and establishment of the CyberCenter was made possible by a grant from the David Bohnett Foundation, a grant-making organization formed for the purpose of improving society through social activism.

“Thanks to the generosity of David Bohnett and his foundation, the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center can now provide access to the Internet and the virtual community in a safe space where LGBT people are free to be themselves,” said Ryan Cronwell, CyberCenter volunteer.

The CyberCenter's initial hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 8pm. Usage is free through the end of July, with a nominal charge of $1/hour and 5 cents per print assessed users after August 1. Classes will be offered as the CyberCenter develops.

For more information about the David Bohnett CyberCenter Grand Opening, please contact Roberto Rivera at 271-2656 ext 1021.