United Way Offers Free Computer Training, Resources

By on October 6, 2015

MicrosoftOfficeArea residents can learn valuable computer skills and information about critical community resources by attending two free United Way of Northern New Jersey events.

On Tuesday, October 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., locals can learn beginner and intermediate level tips using Microsoft Office suite by attending the first session of a free computer training series held by United Way and JVS of MetroWest New Jersey.

Subsequent workshops on Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on October 27, November 3, 10, 17, and 24. Registration is required for all training sessions, which take place at the United Way building located at 60 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair; community members are encouraged to attend at least two sessions. For more information, visit www.UnitedWayNNJ.org/Events.

In addition, area residents can attend a free United Way community resource day that connects ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) and income-eligible individuals with local resources on Tuesday, November 10, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Also held at the United Way building, the resource day features representatives from local agencies and institutions who are available on a one-on-one basis to discuss food stamp applications, affordable child care, savings and budgeting plans, credit repair, foreclosure, local medical resources, affordable housing, and health insurance. The following agencies and institutions will be represented at the fair: Essex County Division of Welfare, Garden State Community Bank, HOMECorp., HomeSharing, Inc., Montclair Community Pre-K, Montclair Housing Authority, New Jersey Department of Human Services, Programs for Parents, and Zufall Health.

United Way provides education, training and referrals for services that support northern New Jersey families and individuals during tough times.

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For more information about the free events or to register, contact Durelle McPherson at 973.746.4040, x210 or email [email protected]

About United Way of Northern New Jersey
United Way of Northern New Jersey is a nonprofit organization working to improve people’s lives and strengthen communities by focusing on Education, Income, and Health. These are the building blocks for a good life – a quality education that leads to a stable job; the tools needed to achieve financial stability; and good health. We lead caring communities to create long-lasting changes that transform people’s lives. Together, united, we can inspire hope and create opportunities for a better tomorrow. United Way of Northern New Jersey serves Morris, Somerset, Sussex, and Warren counties as well as portions of suburban Essex County, including the Caldwells, Cedar Grove, Essex Fells, Fairfield, Glen Ridge, Livingston, Millburn-Short Hills, Montclair, Roseland, and Verona. Give. Advocate. Volunteer. LIVE UNITED. To learn more, call 973.993.1160 or visit www.UnitedWayNNJ.org.

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