“We work[ed] together, we made it happen, we made each other proud. I think we are proud of each other, even tonight.” –CIC Graduate
“The best thing to do is keep moving up. Don’t think you’re stuck in a rut. Just keep moving up.”
“I learned how to do my own flyers. I don’t have to ask nobody or wait for nobody two weeks later to get a flyer. I can do my own letters, I can do my own spreadsheets—I can do a whole lot.”
“And we are going to the next program, to the next program, and we will get the knowledge to help the community.” –CIC Graduate
On Thursday, April 18th, CDIT’s Computer and Internet classes gathered at Rowan House to celebrate graduating from the 12 week program. Students dressed to the nines, eager to celebrate together all their hard work. Certificates were presented by CIC instructor Kwaku Boateng and Comcast’s VP of Community Investment, Bob Smith. The ceremony then transitioned into a time of sharing from students whose work was featured on the Wall of Excellence. Students shared of their gratitude in being a part of the course. Many shared of their excitement to be able to teach others in their communities what they had learned, their confidence level in computer literacy greatly increasing over the course of the class. Business owners from LA21, Lancaster Avenue’s business association were also in attendance to announce the winner of the newsletter design competition. Belinda Patrick’s design was chosen as the winner; her design will be used as the template for future LA21 newsletters. The evening concluded with a shared meal and time for photographs. In total 33 students graduated from the program. The summer session of CIC classes will begin the week of May 4th, with many students returning to participate in the next level of classes.
Congrats CIC Grads!