The Herman Rosenberg Digital Experience Center Opens in East Harlem

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Through diverse programs and engaging activities, the goal at The Children’s Aid Society’s East Harlem Center is to provide under-resourced youth with the opportunity to access 21st-Century learning tools. Thanks to a donation made by the Estate of Herman Rosenberg to The Boys and Girls Clubs of America, The East Harlem Center Technology facility, a BGCA Clubhouse, has been expanded to include two advanced computer labs. These labs will serve as central gathering places or “hubs” for learning, artistic expression and intellectual exploration.

The enhanced capabilities of the new Herman Rosenberg Digital Experience Center include new computers, a portable Smart Board, a printer, music recording, editing and sound equipment and other advanced software and hardware. Clubhouse staff now have the ability to develop engaging, technology-based programming that will empower youth with increased confidence, skills and experiences. During the naming ceremony on Friday, February 25th, students gave presentations highlighting their newly acquired skills in areas such as animation, website design and music. Peter Bonola, an East Harlem Center student, introduced his web-related project. Peter along with Andrew Martin and Samantha Rodriguez won this year’s BGCA Web Tech Club North America Regional.

Given that so many children in the communities we serve lack regular access to computers, this gracious donation made by the Estate of Herman Rosenberg will ensure that young people at our East Harlem Center acquire the necessary tools to join the tech savvy workforce.