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David Bohnett Cyber Center

The David Bohnett Cyber Center is a public computer lab located at the main Center in Hillcrest. The Cyber Center provides access to the internet, computer software applications, and free computer skills classes. The Cyber Center is always staffed with a lab monitor, front desk volunteer, or front desk staff to answer questions during open hours of operation.

The Hillcrest Youth Center (HYC) also houses a sister computer lab available for youth ages 10-18.

About the David Bohnett Cyber Center

The purpose of the David Bohnett Cyber Center is to provide access to the Internet, computer software applications, and free computer skills classes to individuals who may not otherwise have access to such resources.

The Cyber Center is a largely volunteer-driven program with a team of volunteers that provide classroom instruction and oversee and maintain the lab during hours of operation.
Opened in 2001, The David Bohnett Cyber Center’s primary goal is still paramount: to empower our community to use technology as a tool to increase economic, personal and social well-being.

The Cyber Center provides a safe and welcoming space for members of the LGBT community to use one of our 12 computer work stations to access the Internet, process documents, and receive support in navigating today’s technologically-oriented workplace. Many visitors to the Cyber Center have not had the opportunity to learn or use computers before; therefore, volunteers and staff are on hand to assist users during all hours of operation.

There are few restrictions on information and thus visitors can search through many vital LGBT websites containing information on issues of sexual identity, mental health, and community organizing that might be banned at other institutions.

The Cyber Center client computers each have access to Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher) and the Internet. Trained volunteer lab monitors, front desk volunteers, and front desk staff are present during all Cyber Center hours of operation to offer assistance as needed.        

Hours

The Cyber Center is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 am to 9:00 pm.

Computer Classes

Space is limited. To reserve your spot, please contact our Director of Information Technology & Strategy, Hector Roman, at hroman@thecentersd.org or 619-692-2077 ext.111 for more information. All computer classes are located in the David Bohnett Cyber Center and are free of charge!

Volunteer Opportunities

Visit the Volunteer Resources page for more information on volunteer opportunities and to complete an online application.