Cinnamon Carswell is a student at Cuyahoga Community College. She enrolled in the June CYC class offered at the metropolitan campus. She submitted the following letter as a contest entry for meaningful use narratives:
“I heard about the CYC class by stopping in at the Fairfax Renaissance Development Corporation office at 8111 Quincy Avenue Suite 100, Cleveland, OH 44104. It was downstairs from the Neighborhood Family Service Center where I went to sign up for some other community assistance programs. I was already enrolled in classes at Cuyahoga Community College, but was only taking classes on campus.
After signing up for the Connect Your Community Classes, our instructor Ms. Rozell Sneede, taught us how to navigate through Tri-C’s website tri-c.edu, where I found the option to sign up for hybrid and online classes. Since I wanted to continue taking classes for the summer semester, I decided to put my new found computer skills to work and try at least one online class. I enrolled in the 1060BIO Evolution, Ecology and Environment and its accompanying lab 106LBIO.
Because I am now able to easily navigate through the internet I am really enjoying the flexibility of being able to have more time to do my classwork at local community center computer labs or borrowing a friend’s laptop to get my work done between running errands and performing my daily mom duties. I am looking forward to completing the CYC program and being able to finally own my own computer so I’ll be able to do my classwork and lab work from the comfort of home in my PJ’s. This will also save me a great deal of money and headaches trying to find reliable childcare for my children during the time I am in class.
I have benefited greatly from the skills I have learned in the class, such as improving my typing skills and speed, using the internet for research and creating documents on the Microsoft Word program. I really appreciate the CYC program, and I hope you will be able to continue to provide it for the underprivileged members of our community.”
Cinnamon K. Carswell