The David Bohnett CyberCenter, the first of its kind at a college or university, was established in 2004 within the LGBT Center through a generous grant from the David Bohnett Foundation. It is designed as a safe space for students to use new computers, print papers, and scan articles and photos. Since 2004, the foundation has funded the UCLA LGBT Campus resource center with close to five grand to greatly advocate for the LGBT community on campus.
The lab at the UCLA LGBT Campus Resource Center includes 7 PC Computers with the programs: 2010 Micrsoft Word, Publisher, Powerpoint, Access, Info Path Designer, One Note, and Visio. There is also a flatbed scanner that includes Adobe Photoshop. All computers print to a black and white printer with double-sided printing capabilities.
Inside the cybercenter our staff work to present the events and educational bulletin boards. The resources that the Cybercenter provides also gives allies and students a reason to enter the Center, particularly for students who are not out. Each student is given 5 sheets of free printing per day.
David Bohnett and the David Bohnett Foundation are committed to improving society through social activism.
The foundation had made it their mission to provide funding, up-to-date technology as well as technical suport to innovate organizations and institutions that share their vision, such as the UCLA LGBT Resource Center.
After first funding for a cybercenter at the L.A. Gay and Lesbian center, the foundation began with a vision that would offer research, educational, and recreational opportunities to the local queer community via access to the Internet. The Bohnett foundation has full intentions to provide a full range of Internet and business software for business and personal computing as well as community education and training through classes on software use and the Internet. After becoming a popular spot at the L.A. Gay and Lesbain Center, the CyberCenter has provided a "blue-print" for successful centers nationwide.
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