David Bohnett CyberCenter
Wingspan has a free CyberCenter with computers and Internet access available for community use.
The CyberCenter is open for general use during Wingspan’s regular hours.
Hours of operation: Monday – Friday, 11 am – 2 pm
The Cyber Center contains five computers equipped with Microsoft Office. We do not currently have any software training available, but volunteers will often be around to answer very basic questions. Those using the center will have access to the Internet and a limited amount of free printing.
History of the CyberCenter
We initiated the David Bohnett CyberCenter on December 18, 2001 with a Grand Opening ceremony. The CyberCenter was made possible by a $25,000 grant from the David Bohnett Foundation, an organization dedicated to improving society through social activism. This generous grant has enabled Wingspan to join the ranks of LGBT community centers throughout the U.S. in providing free computer access to local LGBT and allied people.
Wingspan housed the first CyberCenter in the state of Arizona specifically dedicated to providing free access to computers and Internet resources for LGBT people in a safe and confidential environment.
Although LGBT youth and adults have access to computers and the internet in most schools and public libraries, they often do not use them because they risk “outing” themselves due to a lack of confidentiality. The screening of relevant information by filtering software further exacerbates this problem. Even if youth have a computer they can use at home, they are often unable to access LGBT resources without “outing” themselves to their family.
For more information about the David Bohnett Foundation visit:
The David Bohnett Foundation