Strive to Bridge the Divide

by YWCA of the University of Illinois

Help us as we strive for digital inclusion for low-income women in the Champaign-Urbana community.  Strive is a program providing free training on basic computer skills and internet tools, as well as essential workplace skills. Participants gain knowledge they need to access new educational and employment opportunities. 

But more than that: we provide a Chromebook to each participant to use for the program and then keep to pursue their educational and work journey.  

We need your help to ensure participants can succeed and access new opportunities after completing the Strive curriculum. Your donation makes it possible for us to provide these courses and computers for free. 

Want to know more? Through Strive we offer a flexible menu of in-person, virtual, and self-directed learning opportunities to accommodate different schedules.   

Topics covered include: 

  • Digital Skills for the Workplace 
  • Online Safety 
  • Essential Skills (aka Soft Skills)
  • Critical Thinking
  • Personal Empowerment
  • Team Work and Collaboration
  • Career Coaching
  • Presentation Skills

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