The “gem” of the new Greater Framingham Community Church’s New Vision center in Framingham, MA, is a computer lab filled with 16 Macs, according to a
MetroWest Daily News article. The Foundation used the computers for their first major community outreach, an MCAS review course for middle school students.
The Rev. J. Anthony Lloyd of the Greater Framingham Community Church told the MetroWest Daily News that he’s heard rave reviews of the after-school program. The church runs it in partnership with the town school system and Framingham State College.
“I’ve been struck by the number of parents who have told me about the marked increased confidence level they’ve seen in their children before taking the MCAS test, this week,” Lloyd told MetroWest Daily News. “There is a lot of anxiety around this test.”
The MCAS review provides a great service to the community, selectmen Chairwoman Esther Hopkins is quoted as saying. The exposure to testing will make so much difference in terms of the children’s future, Hopkins added.
The foundation has plans to share its computers with others in town, Edna Smith, program director for New Vision, told the MetroWest Daily News. They hope to start a computer program for seniors, she explained.