Magic Johnson Community Empowerment Center
The Magic Johnson Community Empowerment Center (MJCEC) provides access to resources and programming that educate, empower and strengthen individuals though the innovative use of technology. The MJCEC regularly hosts classes aimed at helping community members of all ages to learn about the various uses of technology and find ways to use technology to improve their lives personally, academically and professionally. In addition to holding classes on-site, classes and tech support were provided at four local senior high-rise apartments so residents could learn how to better utilize technology in their everyday life.
The MJCEC provides regular programming for youth in University Settlement’s SmartY’S Out-of-School-Time Program. Students learn essential reading and math skills, digital literacy, and take part in programming aimed at improving their social and emotional health. Older adults and community residents also receive regular programming services. The MJCEC served over 300 unduplicated individuals through its various programs and services in 2017.