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Grant will help Kreider create tech center

December 13, 2017 GMT

DIXON – Kreider Services will be creating a technology center to better teach digital skills to those they serve.

Kreider, which provides training and programs for the intellectually and developmentally disabled and their families, recently was awarded a $10,000 grant by the Comcast Foundation that it plans to use to convert one of its classrooms at 500 Anchor Road into a tech center with new computers and tablets.

“We want to help people reach their potential and be part of their everyday community, and digital learning is part of that,” Kreider Executive Director Jeff Stauter said Tuesday.

The center will be accessible to all clients and will focus on a variety of skills geared toward the workplace and everyday life.

“It’s a great opportunity for us and the people we serve to become part of mainstream American culture,” Stauter said.

Plans are to have the space remodeled and technology build-out completed in the next few months.

The agency will hold a holiday reception Wednesday where officials will accept the check and unveil what the remodeled training lab will look like.

“It was a very merry Christmas present for us and the people we serve,” Stauter said.

Kreider, in operation for 65 years, assists more than 500 people across the region.

The Comcast Foundation has contributed more than $200 million toward nonprofit organizations that provide programs based on improving digital literacy, community service and leadership.