CIS Department Community Service

Community service is a valuable way the Computer Information Systems (CIS) Department contributes positively to the local community while providing students with practical experiences and a chance to apply their skills and knowledge in real-world situations. Here are the several ways in which the department participates in community service:​

Technology Workshops and Training

Offer free or low-cost technology workshops for community members, teaching essential digital skills such as computer literacy, internet usage, basic programming, or productivity software. This can be particularly helpful for senior citizens, job seekers, or individuals with limited access to technology resources.​

IT Support for Nonprofits

Collaborate with local nonprofit organizations, schools, or community centers, offering free IT support services - setting up computer labs, troubleshooting issues, and guiding technology-related challenges.​

Website Development for Nonprofits

Help local nonprofits or community groups establish an online presence by creating and maintaining websites for them. Many small organizations lack the resources to hire professional web developers, making this service invaluable.​

Cybersecurity Awareness Campaigns

Organize cybersecurity awareness campaigns within the community, educating people about online safety, identity theft prevention, and safe internet practices. This includes workshops, seminars, or distributing informational materials.​

Tech Drives and Donations ​

Host tech drives to collect used but functional computers and peripherals from individuals and businesses. Repair and refurbish these devices, then donate them to schools, community centers, or underprivileged families, providing them with access to technology.​

Mentoring and Tutoring Programs​

Establish mentoring and tutoring programs where CIS students assist local students in learning cybersecurity, forensics, and more. This not only helps the community but also enhances the leadership and teaching skills of CIS students.​

Data Analysis for Local Causes

Partner with local community organizations to analyze data related to various social issues, helping them make informed decisions and improve their programs. This can involve data collection, analysis, and visualization.​

Partnerships with Schools

Collaborate with local schools to provide technology-related resources and expertise. This can include conducting workshops for teachers, setting up coding clubs, or donating computers and software.

Community Tech Fairs

Host technology fairs where local businesses, startups, and tech enthusiasts showcase their innovations. This promotes local tech entrepreneurship and exposes community members to new technologies and career opportunities.​

By actively engaging in community service initiatives, the CIS Department is making a meaningful impact, fostering positive relationships within the community, and providing valuable learning experiences for our students. It's a win-win situation that benefits the department and its community.​