Small ways that you can make a big difference for nonprofits

Learn of teach computer skills

If you are over 55 and would like to learn how to more efficiently use your computer, Senior Net Dallas, a nonprofit organization based at C.C. Young near White Rock Lake, has the answer. A four-week course runs $50 and meets for three hours once a week. An eight-week advanced course also is offered for $70. Or, opt for a workshop for $10. The only prerequisite is a desire to learn. Computers are supplied in the classroom. All fees go toward class necessities and the advancement of Senior Net’s ability to help local seniors. Register in person 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at The Point at C.C. Young, 4847 West Lawther, or online at Volunteers are always needed. Please call 214.841.2818 for more information.

Teach English

Vickery Meadow Learning Center, the nearby English as a second language literary center, hosts two orientation and information sessions Jan. 10, one from 9-11:30 a.m. and one from 6-8:30 p.m. Those interested in teaching English, substitute teaching or volunteering in some capacity are welcome to attend and find out more about opportunities. VMLC Vickery Meadow/North Dallas, 6329 Ridgecrest, 214.265.5057,


Race 52 flights of stairs, that’s 1,040 steps, up the Fountain Place building in Dallas’ Arts District. The Big D Climb raises funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Registration is $45 and begins race morning, Saturday, Jan. 26, at 7:30. Participants must line up by 7:50 a.m. Climbers also can sign up in advance online at

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