At CCTV we strongly believe that providing the tools to create media enhances citizens' ability to participate in civic life. In 1996, CCTV opened computerCENTRAL, a state-of-the art community technology center, to accomplish this goal. Now located in the heart of Central Square at 438 Massachusetts Ave., CCTV offers dozens of hours of individualized drop-in computer help each week. Skilled and friendly CCTV interns are available during every lab session. Users can receive hands-on help with their computer needs, including the basics of getting on the internet, word-processing, graphic design, video editing, web media, and much more. On this page, you will find information about our hours, special programs, and other community media & technology opportunities for CCTV members. A map of other public computing facilities in Cambridge can be found here.
Computers for 50+
Mondays from 1PM - 3PM
These drop-in hours provide individuals age 50+ with one-on-one instruction. Click here to learn more about our technology training programs for older adults.
Computers for Spanish Speakers
Wednesdays from 6PM - 9PM
These drop-in hours mostly help Spanish speakers overcome the linguistic barriers in learning computer technologies by providing instruction in their native languages. CCTV staff will attempt to accommodate other languages whenever possible.
Thursdays from 6PM - 9PM
CCTV members with Production Contracts may receive basic to advanced editing help from Interns.