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CROWDRISE : Jun 13, 2014
Tax ID: 20-2408320
BASED: Chicago, IL, United States



Our Mission

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Knowledge Hook-Up was founded by three women, all third generation residents of Southeast Chicago, who believed that you shouldn’t have to move to live in a better neighborhood. They took their IT knowledge and set up a Community Technology Center to expand access to computers and offer free computer-skills training. Since 2006, Knowledge Hook-Up has served over 1,200 participants.

Knowledge Hook-Up is now a familiar face in the community and we have created an atmosphere in which new relationships are formed between people who were not previously connected. Participants visit Knowledge Hook-Up for reasons other than using computers. They meet people, make friends, and feel a sense of belonging. Eighty-nine percent of our participants visit on a regular basis and some consider it their home away from home. Knowledge Hook-Up is becoming an integral part of the social structure of our surrounding neighborhood often serving as a meeting place to learn more about the community.

Come to KHU for free computer instruction. KHU now offers GED in Spanish, English as a Second Language, and Citizenship classes. These are free classes given by Olive-Harvey College Adult Education at the KHU lab. 


Tax ID: 20-2408320 •


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