The HAP computer center is located at 1075 Arcade Street, on the second floor. The lab is open Mondays, Thursdays, and Friday from 8:30am to3:00pm, and Wednesdays 8:30am to 5:00pm. It is open to the public with services aimed at adults who can learn how to open an email account, use Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint, create a website, look for jobs, create a resume, and much more.
The BAP is a $3.6m initiative of the University of Minnesota’s Urban Research and Outreach/Engagement Center (UROC) and its Office for Business and Community Economic Development (BCED), in collaboration with the Minnesota Multicultural Media Consortium, to improve high-speed internet (broadband) access, awareness, and use in four federally-designated poverty zones in Minneapolis and St. Paul. The project supports development and enhancements of 10 community-based public computer centers and one mobile computer lab for underserved populations, including African-Americans, Hispanics, and Hmong and Somali immigrants.