Midnight Computing/Community Computing

In the spirit of Midnight Basketball, which was created to give inner-city youths positive nighttime activities in the summer, we have created Midnight Computing, to give the option of non-athletic, positive activities. To our surprise, rather than only attracting teenagers, we have attracted whole families, ranging in age from 6 to 78. This has given rise to a whole set of community-based learning activities, taking place in technology centers in public housing projects. Beginning in the fall of 1988, graduates from the vocational training are working with this group at several of the tech centers.