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Learner Spotlight: Camille Lester

Walking into the Downtown Senior Center, visitors are immediately embraced by a bright smile. Its source is Camille lester, unofficially known as “Big Deal Camille.” A native of San Francisco, Camille recalls growing up in the projects. “When I...

Learner Spotlight: James Johnson

Not having a computer at home nor wanting one, James Johnson, a regular user in the computer lab, makes incremental advances each day towards his poetic creations. He comes equipped with his scraps of writing to transfer to specific...

Learner Spotlight: Robert Boyd

Robert Boyd, also known as International Red, was living (and may still be) at the Ambassador Hotel, a six-story, 134-room single-room-occupancy (SRO) hotel at 55 Mason Street in the Tenderloin district. He freely speaks of a past life where he...

Learner Spotlight: John Gambaccini

John Gambaccini got his start with his computer skills education back in 1997 when Glide Memorial offered a free course on basic computer applications. More than 30 years ago, a stroke left his right arm, his dominant arm, paralyzed. John...

Learner Spotlight: Dorothy Quock

Dorothy Quock has long been a dedicated leader at the YWCA Chinatown Computer Learning Center. A native of San Francisco and a speaker of Cantonese, she is keen on social inclusion and has urged her friends in the Chinese-American...

Learner Spotlight: Robert Chau

At first glance, Robert Chau, 77, doesn’t appear to be your typical power Android user.

From cleaning his Android app cache to customizing the homescreens of his launcher, Robert uses his Samsung Galaxy S5 in an amazingly robust way, usually … Read more

Learner Spotlight: Xiu Ping Zhang

Two months ago, Xiu Ping had never touched a computer in her life. If you would’ve asked her about Apple, she would’ve replied (in Cantonese), “Fuji or Washington?”

Fast forward to today: Xiu Ping finds herself constantly staying up until...

Client Spotlight: Gene Woo

While many people take computers for granted, many seniors do not have computers or digital devices at home. Gene Woo is one of them. An 80-year-old Chinese-American senior citizen, Mr. Woo comes to the Richmond Senior Center regularly. He...

Client Spotlight: Sylvia

Sylvia was introduced to the Aquatic Park Computer Lab by her friend Sid. She had used a computer previously but really hadn’t had time to get to know much about its creative uses. Having been interested in photography for...