Most jobs today require some level of computer proficiency, but if you don't grow up with your hands on a keyboard, how are you supposed to learn? At Computer CORE, low-income adults get the technical and life skills they didn't learn as kids. Some are unemployed; most hold one or more low-wage jobs, typically without benefits or opportunities for advancement; two-thirds are women; many are first-generation immigrants. A six-month computer training course helps them conquer fears and learn computer basics: keyboarding; working with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; using email and the internet. CORE students also have the opportunity to receive a home computer, enabling them to hone their skills, and share what they have learned with family members. Instructors advise and mentor students – identifying existing skills, nurturing interests, working on job search strategies. An astonishing 93% of CORE students graduate and start new careers, receive promotions, and go on to advanced education programs. Catalogue donors: help your neighbors join the computer age and find a job that means both security and dignity.