Afrikonnections

Helping the African Community Flourish In Minnesota

Community Technology Centers

This page is dedicated to public spaces where the community can use computers and the internet. Some locations offer training and some simply offer their facilities and computers for your personal use.

The Minneapolis Public Library system has computers at each location. For a list of all the locations, their hours, and contact information click here. For this information in soomaali (Somali), click here. They also have a helpful list of links to area Technology Centers here.

The most comprehensive and up-to-date database of public computer centers in the Twin Cities, CTEP presents Community Technology Center Finder. Using this database, you can find where a center is near you, and details on center hours, programs and contact information.

You can also view an interactive Google MAP here that lists Community Technology Centers we know of in the Twin Cities.

The Minneapolis Community Technology Centers are as follows:

Andersen – Minneapolis Community Education
2727 10th Ave S
Minneapolis, 55407
(612) 668-4215
loman@mpls.k12.mn.us
Hours:
M-Th 6-8; Sa 9-12:30 school year
Asian Media Access
3028 Oregon Ave S
Minneapolis, 55426
(612) 376-7715
Stephen Lu
Bottineau Recreation Center
2000 2nd St. NE
Minneapolis, 55418
(612) 370-4958
bottineau@minneapolisparks.org
Hours:
School Year: Mon-Fri 1pm-5:30pm; Summer: Mon-Fri 12 moon-5:30pm
Brian Coyle Community Center – Pillsbury United Communities
420 15th Ave S
Minneapolis, 55454
612.338.5282
eastlundr@puc-mn.org
Hours:
Adult : Community computer class Monday and Wednesday 10:00am to 12:00pm Teen Lab: Monday – Thurs 5:00pm -8:00pm (This program will give teens the opportunity to learn about computers and programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Internet) Open Lab: Monday-Friday 5:00pm-8:00pm Kids College: Monday, Thursday 2:00pm to 5:00pm Tuesday, Wednesday 2:00pm to 6:00pm (Designed to encourage youth to improve their reading, writing and comprehension skills. They will also have a chance to do their homework with help as needed and work in the computer lab.) PUC Staff in House Training: Wednesday 9:00am – 1:00pm
Bryant Square Recreation Center
3101 Bryant Ave S
Minneapolis, 55408
(612) 370-4907
bryantsq@minneapolisparks.org
Hours:
School Year (Labor Day – Memorial Day): Mon-Thurs 12 noon-9pm, Fri 12 noon-6pm, Sat 9am-3pm
Catholic Charities – Branch 3
740 East 17th Street
Minneapolis, 55404
612-278-1120
Jdurdle@ccspm.org
Hours:
7:30am – 11:15am Mon-Fri
Cecil Newman Resource Center
703 Emerson Avenue North
Minneapolis, 55411
saturner@mn.rr.com
Hours:
M-TH 9am – 8pm, Fri 9-5
Cedar Riverside Adult Education Collaborative
1006 W Lake St
Minneapolis, 55408
(612) 668-3800
Carlye.Peterson@mpls.k12.mn.us
Center for Asian and Pacific Islanders – CAPI
3702 Lake St. E Suite 200
Minneapolis, 55406
(612) 721-0122
sean.watkins@capiusa.org
Hours:
Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Centro de Informacion y Recursos
1515 E Lake St.
Minneapolis, 55407
(612)728-5438
KBrandes@casadeesperanza.org
Hours:
Mon-Fri 10am-7pm; Sat-Sun 12 noon-3pm
Centro de Informacion y Recursos
1515 E Lake St.
Minneapolis, 55407
(612)728-5438
KBrandes@casadeesperanza.org
Hours:
Mon-Fri 10am-7pm; Sat-Sun 12 noon-3pm
Corcoran Recreation Center
3334 20th Ave S
Minneapolis, 55407
612-370-4919 (park bldg office)
corcoran@minneapolisparks.org
Hours:
3:30-9 PM M-F
Creekview Recreation Center
5001 Humboldt Ave N
Minneapolis, 55430
(612) 370-4965
jngreen@minneapolisparks.org
Hours:
Summer (Memorial Day – Labor Day): Mon-Thurs 12 noon-9pm; Fri 12 noon-5pm; School Year (Labor Day – Memorial Day): Mon-Fri 2pm-9pm; Sat 9am-4pm
East Lake Street Library
2727 E Lake St
Minneapolis, 55406
612-630-6550
jblue@mpls.lib.mn.us
Hours:
Tues-Thurs 10-8;W,F, Sa 10-6,
Eastside Neighborhood Services
1700 2nd St Ne
Minneapolis, 55413
(612) 781-6011
Hours:
8:30- 5p.m. Mon.-Thur;8:30-noon Fri.
Elliot Recreation Center
1000 E. 14th St.
Minneapolis, 55404
(612) 370-4772
thegland@minneapolisparks.org
Hours:
School Year (Labor Day – Memorial Day): Mon-Fri 12 noon-5pm & 6pm-8:30pm; Sat 11am-3:30pm; Summer (Memorial Day – Labor Day): Mon-Fri 12 noon-5pm & 6pm-8:30pm
Employment Action Center
900 20th Ave. S
Minneapolis, 55404
(612)752-8604
Hours:
For program participants only; must be referred by caseworker or other such program.
English Learning Center
2315 Chicago Ave S
Minneapolis, 55404
(612) 874-9963
amber@englishlc.org
Hours:
Mon-Fri 4:30pm-6:30pm
Farview Recreation Center
621 29th Ave N
Minneapolis, 55411
612.370.4922
farview@minneapolisparks.org
Hours:
3-9 pm M-F; check for additional hours
Folwell Recreation Center
1615 Dowling Ave. N
Minneapolis, 55412
(612) 370-4917
jneldner@minneapolisparks.org
Hours:
Summer: (Memorial Day – Labor Day) Mon-Thurs 12 noon-9pm; Fri 12 noon-5pm; Closed Weekends; School Year: (Labor Day – Memorial Day) Mon-Fri 1pm-9pm; Sat 10am-3pm, Closed Sun; Lab is sometimes closed during these hours for staff training, etc.
Franklin Library
1314 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, 55404
612-630-6800
Hours:
Tues, Thurs 12 noon-8pm; Wed, Fri, Sat 10am-6pm
Fuller Recreation Center
4800 Grand Ave. S
Minneapolis, 55409
(612) 370-4963
canderson@minneapolisparks.org
Hours:
Mon-Thurs 3pm-7pm; Fri 3pm-5pm
Henry – Minneapolis Community Education
4320 Newton Ave N
Minneapolis, 55412
612.668.1922
Kevin.Czmowski@mpls.k12.mn.us
Hours:
Microsoft WORD, EXEL and html Classes vary. Call for schedule.
HIRED at Sabathani Community Center
310 E 38th St.
Minneapolis, 55409
(612) 822-9071
Hours:
Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm
Hosmer Library
347 E 36th Street
Minneapolis, 55408
612-630-6950
jnicholson@mplib.org
Hours:
Tues, Thurs 12 noon-8pm; Wed, Fri, Sat 10am-6pm
House of Charity Computer Learning Center
714 Park Ave
Minneapolis, 55404
612-664-1444
info@houseofcharity.org
Hours:
M 9-5; W, Th 10-8; F 10-2; Sa 9-2
Jefferson – Minneapolis Community Education
1200 West 26th St
Minneapolis, 55405
612.668.2740
maile.siemon.@mpls.k12.mn.us
Hours:
5:00-8:00pm, Monday – Thursday
Jewish Vocational Service – Minneapolis
430 First Ave. N Suite 620
Minneapolis, 55401
(612) 692-8920
jvs@jvsmn.org
Hours:
Computer classes vary. Call for appointment with a case manager.
La Escuelita
4137 Bloomington Ave S
Minneapolis, 55407
(612) 870-7057
braniolo@laescuelita.org
Hours:
M-Th 2pm-6:30pm (Oct – May), M-Th 9am-2:30pm (late Jun – Aug)
Lehmann Center
1006 W Lake St
Minneapolis,
612-668-3806
Hours:
M 6:30-8, noon hour
Linden Hills Library
2900 W 43rd St
Minneapolis, 55410
612-630-6750
Hours:
Tues,Th 12-8; W,F,Sa 10-6
Logan Recreation Center
690 13th Ave. NE
Minneapolis, 55413
(612) 370-4927
logan@minneapolisparks.org
Hours:
Lab hours – School year: Mon-Fri 3pm-7pm; Summer hours will be different. Center Hours – Summer (Memorial Day – Labor Day): Mon-Thurs 12 noon-9pm; Fri 12 noon-5pm; Closed Weekends; School Year (Labor Day – Memorial Day): Mon-Fri 1pm-9pm; Sat 9am-3pm; Closed Sun
Longfellow Recreation Center
3435 36th Ave. S
Minneapolis, 55406
(612) 370-4957
nfriederich@minneapolisparks.org
Hours:
Year Round Hours: Mon-Thurs, 4pm-9pm; Summer Hours: Mon-Thurs 1pm-9pm
Luxton Recreation Center
112 Williams Ave SE
Minneapolis, 55414
612.370.4925
luxton@minneapolisparks.org
Hours:
Mon.-Thurs. 1-9, Fri. 1-6
Lyndale Neighborhood Association
3537 Nicollet Ave S
Minneapolis, 55408
612-824-9402
mark@lyndale.org
Hours:
M-F 10-6
M. L. King Recreation Center
4055 Nicollet Ave S
Minneapolis, 55409
612-370-4908
bcornell@minneapolisparks.org
Hours:
12-9pm M-F & 9-4pm Sat
McRae Recreation Center
906 E 47th St.
Minneapolis, 55407
(612) 370-4909
akegley@minneapolisparks.org
Hours:
School year: Mon-Fri 1pm-9pm; Sat 9am-4pm Summer: Mon-Thu 1pm-8pm; Fri 1pm-5pm
MIGIZI Communications
3123 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, 55406
612-721-6631
ghartley@migizi.org
Hours:
M-F 2-6 PM
Minneapolis Central Library
250 Marquette Ave
Minneapolis, 55401
612-630-6000
infoline@mpls.lib.mn.us
Hours:
M-F 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Sa 10-6
Minneapolis Urban League
2100 Plymouth Ave N
Minneapolis, 55411
(612) 302-3100
http://www.mul.org/contact_us.cfm
Hours:
Mon & Wed 12:30- 4:30; Tues., Thur. & Fri 9-4:30
NAWAYEE Center School
2421 Bloomington Ave. S.
Minneapolis, 55404
612.721.1655
jrice@centerschool.org
Hours:
8am-3pm
Nokomis Library
5100 34th Ave. S
Minneapolis, 55417
612-630-6700
Hours:
Tues, Thurs 12 noon-8pm; Wed, Fri, Sat 10am-6pm
North Commons Recreation Center
1801 James Ave N
Minneapolis, 55411
612.370.4921
northcommons@minneapolisparks.org
Hours:
M-F 1-9; Sat. 9-4
North Regional Library
1315 Lowry Ave N
Minneapolis, 55411
612-630-6600
Hours:
T,Th 12-8; W,F,Sa 10-6,closed Sun. and Mon.
Northeast Library
2200 Central Ave NE
Minneapolis, 55418
612-630-6900
lporfiri@mpls.lib.mn.us
Hours:
Tues., Th 12-8; W, F, Sa 10-6;
Northeast Recreation Center
1615 Pierce St. NE
Minneapolis, 55413
(612) 370-4920
hmiller@minneapolisparks.org
Hours:
Summer (Memorial Day-Labor Day) Mon-Thurs 11am-10pm; Fri 11am-6pm; School Year (Labor Day-Memorial Day) Mon-Thurs 2pm-9pm; Fri 2pm-8pm; Sat 9am-8:30pm
Northside Adult Basic Education – Minneapolis Community Education
1250 W. Broadway
Minneapolis, 55411
(612) 668-1863
mplsabe@mpls.k12.mn.us
Oak Park Neighborhood Center – Pillsbury United Communitites
1701 Oak Park Avenue N
Minneapolis, MN 55411
612-377-7000
smithc@puc-mn.org
Hours:
M-F 9-2; children’s after school program M-F 2-7
Park Avenue Foundation & Church
3400 Park Avenue South
Minneapolis, 55407
612-825-6864 ext 569
cynthiawilliams@parkavechurch.org
Hours:
Mon-Thurs 4-5pm
Phillips Community Television
734 E Lake St Suite 212
Minneapolis, 55407
(612) 821-3938
pctv@mtn.org
Pierre Bottineau Library
55 Broadway St NE
Minneapolis, 55413
(612) 630-6890
Hours:
Tues, Thurs 12 noon-8pm; Wed, Fri, Sat 10am-6pm
Pillsbury House – Pillsbury United Communities
3501 Chicago Ave S
Minneapolis, 55407
(612) 824-0708
jensenc@puc-mn.org; abrahams@puc-mn.org
Hours:
Mon-Fri 8am-5:30pm
Plymouth Christian Youth Coalition
2210 Oliver Ave. N
Minneapolis, 55411
(612) 522-6501
Hours:
Mon. 5-7:30p.m. Sat. 10-12:30p.m.
Powderhorn Recreation Center
3400 15th Ave S
Minneapolis, 55407
612-370-4960
powderhorn@minneapolisparks.org
Hours:
1-9 PM M-F, 9-4 Sat, 12-4 Sun
Pratt Community Education Enrichment Center
66 Malcom Ave SE
Minneapolis, 55414
612.668.1100
deb.clark@mpls.k12.mn.us
Hours:
see comments
Project for Pride in Living (PPL) – Community Access Lab
1925 Chicago Ave
Minneapolis, 55404
(612) 455-5300
sarah.koschinska@ppl-inc.org
Hours:
Mon-Fri 8:30am-4pm
Sabathani ESL & Life Skills Center
310 East 38th Street
Minneapolis, 55408
612.821.2301
vchatt@sabathani.org, sle@sabathani.orgs
Hours:
see comments
Senior Net
1403 Harmon Place
Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-359-1558
damaris146@yahoo.com
Hours:
9-1 M-F
Sibley Recreation Center
1900 E 40th St.
Minneapolis, 55407
(612) 370-4954
bhall@minneapolisparks.org
Hours:
Year Round: Mon-Thurs 1pm-9pm; Fri 1pm-6pm; Sat 12 noon-4pm
South High School – Minneapolis Community Education
3131 19th Ave S
Minneapolis, 55407
612-668-4326
jean.dutcher@mpls.k12.mn.us
Hours:
evening classes 7-9
Southeast Asian Refugee Community Home (SEARCH)
1113 E Franklin Ave, Suite 212
Minneapolis, 55404
(612) 673-9388
khoi@migizi.org
Hours:
8:30-5pm
Southwest – Minneapolis Community Education
3414 W 47th St
Minneapolis, 55410
612-668-3100
tom.neiman@mpls.k12.mn.us
Hours:
Call to schedule time in lab
Stewart Recreation Center
2700 12th Ave. S
Minneapolis, 55407
(612) 370-4932
abangoura@minneapolisparks.org
Hours:
School Year (Labor Day-Memorial Day): Mon-Fri 1pm-8:45pm; 12 noon-4pm Sat; Summer (Memorial Day-Labor Day): Mon-Thurs 1pm-8:45pm; Fri 12 noon-5pm
Sumner Library
611 Van White Memorial Boulevard
Minneapolis, 55411
(612) 630-6390
dkelty@mpls.lib.mn.us
Hours:
T, Th 12-8, W, F, S 10-6
Twin Cities RISE
800 Washington Ave. N Suite 203
Minneapolis, 55401
(612) 338-0295
info@twincitiesrise.org
Unity House – Pillsbury United Communities
2507 Fremont Ave N
Minneapolis, 55411
(612) 529.9267
stantond@puc-mn.org
Hours:
call for info
Urban Hope Ministries
2500 W Broadway Ave
Minneapolis, 55411
(612) 529-8319
floyd.beecham@urbanhope.org
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation
3024 4th Ave S
Minneapolis, 55408
(612) 824-6145
amyblaubach@urbanventures.org
Hours:
M-Thur 3:30-7:30 for students, Tues-Thurs 10-12 adult basic computer skills class
Waite House – Pillsbury United Communities
2529 13th Ave. S
Minneapolis, 55404
(612) 721-1681
Hours:
Mon-Fri 1pm-5pm
Waite Park – Minneapolis Community Education
1800 34th Avenue NE
Minneapolis, 55418
612-668-1590
dwarnest@mpls.k12.mn.us
Hours:
Wednesday 7-8pm No open computer lab. Just computer classes.
Walker Community Library
2880 Henepin Ave
Minneapolis, 55408
(612) 630-6650
Hours:
T and Th 12-8, Wed, Fri, Sat 10-6,
Washburn – Minneapolis Community Education
201 W 49th St
Minneapolis, 55406
(612) 668-3450
Jean.White@mpls.k12.mn.us
Hours:
see comments computer classes available. call for info.
Washburn Community Library
5244 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, 55419
(612) 630-6500
Hours:
Tue, Thurs 12-8, Wed, Fri Sat 10-6
Webber Recreation Center
4400 Dupont Ave. N
Minneapolis, 55412
(612) 370-4916
webber@minneapolisparks.org
Hours:
Summer (Memorial Day – Labor Day): Mon-Thurs 11am-8pm; Fri 11am-6pm; Closed Weekends; School Year (Labor Day – Memorial Day): Mon-Thurs 1-9pm; Fri 1-8pm; Sat 11am-4pm; Closed Sun; Younger children (6-12 years old) are given preference until 6pm
Whittier Recreation Center
425 26th St W
Minneapolis, 55408
612.370.4966
Hours:
Open Lab 4-5:30 6:30-9 M-F requires identification.

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