“Officials in Cleveland are starting a program Tuesday aimed at closing the digital divide in the nation’s poorest big city. Two computer-training centers are opening Tuesday as the first step in a $22 million program to make thousands of low-income residents computer proficient. Only half of Clevelanders have home Internet access, compared with 85 percent of people nationwide. Officials said the goal of the Computer Learning in My Backyard program is to certify 30,000 students in five years with computer skills that would be used in entry-level jobs.”

Cleveland Offers Computer Training To Poor, May 3, 2005 (NewsNet 5, Cleveland, Ohio).