are many Neighborhood Networks centers nationwide, yet no two are
alike. Centers tailor services to their specific community, whether
rural or urban, senior or youth. To be successful and attract users,
center programs should respond to the needs of the community.
a nearby center might offer computer training, job-readiness support,
and microenterprise development, your center might better meet the
needs of residents by offering Internet access, General Educational
Development (GED) certification, adult education classes, and youth
Tracking and Reporting Tool (START) helps you create programs
that best fit your community's needs. First, START will ask you
to survey residents, and then it will recommend programming based
on the survey results. Remember, these results are only recommendations.
The process is designed to closely match center programming with
the interests and needs of the center's users.