Getting East St. Louis Wired

Community development project aims to bring computer tools for mapping and predicting impact of new businesses to neighborhood activists in East St. Louis poorest communities.

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October 26, 2000, 4:00 AM PDT

By Abhijeet Chavan @http://twitter.com/legalaidtech


"In East St. Louis, Prairienet will be setting up at least four public access sites...that can be used for public Internet access and as computer training labs. That fits the mission of the University of Illinois' East St. Louis Action Research Project, a decade-old effort charged with helping East St. Louis residents rebuild their community. [The project has] done such things as assist in promoting construction of $30 million in new mixed-income housing."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

Monday, October 16, 2000 in News-Gazette

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