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Left to right: CAMBA Chair Katherine O’Neill, CAMBA President and CEO Joanne M. Oplustil; Joslyn Carter, NYC Department of Homeless Services; Dr. Barry Smith, President and CEO at The Rogosin Institute.Photo credit: CAMBA

The Rogosin Institute computer lab at the Brownsville homeless shelter will help its residents to acquire critical computer skills, crucial to compete successfully in today’s highly technical world

Left to right: CAMBA Chair Katherine O’Neill, CAMBA President and CEO Joanne M. Oplustil; Joslyn Carter, NYC Department of Homeless Services; Dr. Barry Smith, President and CEO at The Rogosin Institute. Photo credit: CAMBA

On Tuesday, the Flagstone Family Center, a homeless shelter in Brownsville, celebrated the opening of the Rogosin Institute Computer Lab, a facility aimed to help homeless children and adults with school assignments, resume writing and acquiring much needed computer literacy.

The Flagstone Family Center, a 158-bed family homeless shelter located in Brownsville, is operated by CAMBA, a nonprofit organization that provides ongoing case management and comprehensive social services designed to prepare and return families to independent living in permanent housing as quickly as possible.

The new computer lab will not only allow the resident children to complete school assignments and help adults with resume building and job applications; it will also teach young people and their families critical computer skills, crucial to compete successfully in today’s highly technical world and to bridge the digital divide that limits the upward mobility of people in low-income communities.

The computers were donated by the Rogosin Institute, an independent not-for-profit treatment and research center affiliated with New York Presbyterian Hospital. The institute already donated computers to establish a similar computer lab at CAMBA’s family center in Kensington last year.

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