YWCA Metropolitan Chicago
Hours of operation: Monday through Thursday, 9am to 8pm (hours may vary); Friday 9am to 5pm; Saturday 9am to 2pm (limited computer access). Closed on all government and bank holidays.
6600 S. Cottage Grove Ave.
Parks Francis Center
Chicago, IL 60637
Learning Types Offered
explore your possibilites. expand your horizons.
Whether you need an internet connection, access to cutting-edge software, or comprehensive instruction, our resources are here for you.
Computer Literacy Training
Our wide variety of offerings enhance participants’ employment opportunities through computer training. Core classes teach computer fundamentals, including Internet navigation and e-mail communication, and productivity software skills like word processing, spreadsheet and presentation creation and desktop publishing. Digital media-based courses are also offered, including web development and social media. Daytime and evening classes are available.
Community Open Lab
Our facilites are equipped with Windows 7 and wireless connectivity. The wide range of software run in our CTCs includes Microsoft Office 2010 Professional and Adobe CS3 Design Premium, all available to the community for use that is completely free and without time limit constraints.
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Join the YWCA for a job readiness boot camp! Renew your resume and cover letter, participate in mock interviews, and join career development seminars. A special presentation from Deloitte Services LP… more info
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Attention seniors and strangers to technology: if you're new to computers, this is the place to start! Aimed at the computer novice, this course serves as an orientation to standard hardware – keyboard,… more info
The first seminar in our Web Design series, designed to introduce and reinforce the fundamentals of HTML – things like terminology, the nature and function of commands, and basics of coding – this… more info
With the help of a personal computer and an internet connection, earning extra money from the comfort of your own home has never been easier. From eBay to Etsy, this seminar is an overview of the most… more info