Computer Village-St. Louis: Our Approach

Student Centered Learning

We use an instructional approach built upon authentic learning activities that engage student interest and motivation. These activities are designed to answer a question or solve a problem and generally reflect the types of learning and work people do in the world outside the classroom.

Project Based Learning (PBL)

PBL involves the use of in-depth and rigorous classroom projects to facilitate learning and assess student competence. Students use technology and inquiry to respond to a complex issue, problem or challenge. PBL focuses on student-centered inquiry and group learning with the teacher acting as a facilitator.

Sustainable Technology Edu. Model

Developed by Computer Village our Sustainable Technology Education Model helps students not only understand Science, Technology, Engineering, and applied Mathematics. It will help to influence career choices, while fostering a lifelong learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, by using applied Mathematics.

Partners and Sponsoring Organizations

  • Prince Hall Family Support Center
  • Fathers' Support Center
  • YouthBuild St. Louis
  • Grace United Methodist Church
  • Trinity Mount Carmel Church-Daybreak Corporation
  • Grace Hill Settlement House
  • Wesley House Association
  • John Knox Presbyterian Church
  • Third Presbyterian Church
  • Thomas Dunn Learning Center
  • Incarnate Word Foundation
  • Mers Goodwill
  • Urban League St. Louis
  • Juvenile Detention Center
  • Connect to Success
  • Greater St. Mark Family Church
  • SLU Center for Environmental Education and Training
  • MEEA

Computer Village works in collaboration with other non-profits and receives funding from grants, corporate contributions and its fee-based programs such as computer repair and sales, and small business computer training programs.

Many of Computer Village's learning centers charge no fees to individuals and families that attend the main facility at 4411 N. Newstead Avenue in the Penrose neighborhood of north city. Computer Village serves more than 600 clients weekly, housed in churches, community centers, schools and shelters in 22 locations throughout the area, including four sites in metro east.

Computer Village operates an extensive outreach program that provides on site computer and technology training for after school, summer school welfare to work and adult education programs.