Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Green Street Arts Center and North End Action Team Announce Free Art of Living Classes

Building Computer Basics, First Time Homeowner and Credit Counseling to be Offered

The North End Action Team and the Green Street Arts Center are collaborating on a series of free life-skills classes intended to help attendees discover new opportunities and improve the quality of life. For more information, or to register in advance, call the NEAT office at (860) 346-4845. All classes will take place at the Green Street Arts Center, located at 51 Green Street in downtown Middletown.

Green Street will provide free arts activities for youth during Art of Living Classes. Please be sure to mention whether your child or children will be attending when you register.

The schedule is as follows:

First-Time Homeowner and Credit Counseling
Thursdays, September 4, 11, 18 & 25; 6–8pm

Rosa Carrero from Liberty Bank present four info sessions designed to help people take the first steps toward buying a home. Topics include credit counseling (Session 1), finding the right home (Session 2), the lending process (Session 3) and understanding legalities (Session 4). Participants in all four will receive a certificate of completion that meets one eligibility requirement for The City of Middletown grant and down payment assistance, CHFA and CHFA down payment assistance programs.

Building Computer Basics
Thursdays, October 2, 9, 16, & 23; 6–8pm

The North End Action Team and Green Street teaching artist Shawn Hill present a short, free introduction to computer basics. Learn how to create writing samples in Microsoft Word and explore the possibilities of budgets and lists in Microsoft Excel. By the time you have completed all four sessions, you will have the building blocks needed for adding a new skill to your job application, or for organizing your household bills. Absolute beginners, and people with all levels of computer experience are welcome.

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