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Chicago Math and Science Academy Opens 'Community Technology Center'

By Benjamin Woodard | November 3, 2014 3:17pm
 The Chicago Math and Science Academy at 7212 N. Clark St.
The Chicago Math and Science Academy at 7212 N. Clark St.
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ROGERS PARK — The Chicago Math and Science Academy on Monday opened its new "Community Technology Center," the charter school announced.

The center will be open to the public and offer self-paced courses from Microsoft's IT Academy, which teaches basic computer literacy. An instructor will also be available at the center.

"This is a tremendous resource to be able to provide to not just our parents and students but to our community," Principal Aydin Kara said in a statement.

CMSA received a $50,000 grant from Lumity for the center, said Irene Bermudez, a school spokeswoman.

She said the center will remain open for at least a year with the possibility of receiving the same grant next year.

"We expect this to remain at CMSA," she said.

The center, at 7212 N. Clark St., will be open Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-6:30 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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