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ERIC Number: EJ906873
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0044-118X
The Role of Community Technology Centers in Promoting Youth Development
London, Rebecca A.; Pastor, Manuel, Jr.; Servon, Lisa J.; Rosner, Rachel; Wallace, Antwuan
Youth & Society, v42 n2 p199-228 Dec 2010
Recent data suggest that the digital divide between White and minority youth persists, particularly in terms of home access to computers and the Internet. Community technology centers (CTCs) are an important alternative access point, especially for low-income youth of color. Such institutions, however, do much more, providing not just access, but general youth development, including the opportunity for youth to voice their stories, contribute to community-building, and expand networks. The authors use qualitative data collected at five CTCs nationwide to examine the ways that youth engage in CTCs and link these activities to a youth development framework.The authors draw lessons for future CTC practice, highlighting the importance of both bonding and bridging social capital in thinking through future programming. (Contains 8 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California; Massachusetts; New York; Washington