R’wood Learning Lab Goes Online

With the help of local elected officials, the Greater Ridgewood Youth Council (GRYC) unveiled its new Learning Lab during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at their Summerfield Street headquarters on Tuesday, Aug. 12. Sponsored by Time Warner Cable, the lab features state-of-the-art computers, high speed Internet, software, cable service, computer education programs and high-definition televisions. The lab will help the more than 6,000 youths the GRYC serves develop computer skills, enhance their education and seek employment. Among the participants in the ribbon-cutting, as shown, included Rep. Grace Meng, State Sen. Joseph Addabbo, Assemblyman Mike Miller, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, City Council Members Elizabeth Crowley and Antonio Reynoso, Evelyn Cruz of Rep. Nydia Velázquez’s office, Community Board 5 Chairperson Vincent Arcuri and GRYC President Bob Monahan.