CRPIC’s Homepage

News and updates from CRPIC!

Archive for the ‘Uncategorized’ Category

FundRaise-A-Racquet Tickets Available Online Before Event

Posted by crpic on June 9, 2015

Tickets to our event, FundRaise-A-Racquet on June 15th, are available for purchase online. This fundraiser will support our general operations and help us establish a Makers Lab and supporting curriculum for all ages in our communities. Use the link below and click on the yellow “Admission Ticket” to purchase tickets and support our work here at CRPIC.  Fundraise logo and picture


Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

Auction Items for Summer Days and Out-of-Town Guests

Posted by crpic on June 8, 2015

More items are available in the FundRaise-A-Racquet ‘s Online Auction every day!

Are you expecting company from out of town this summer or looking for fun things to do with the kids on a lazy summer afternoon? We have lots of items in our online auction that fit the bill for guests and families of all sizes and ages. Why not have a few things on hand for some inspiration? Items include passes to the zoo, the aquarium, butterfly place, the swan boats, and more! There’s something to strike everyone’s fancy! 

Zoo New England

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

FundRaise-A-Racquet Auction: Chef’s Tasting Dinner for Four at La Campania!

Posted by crpic on June 7, 2015

Compania 1David Maione is a perennial favorite Boston chef and dining at La Campania guarantees a fine meal and wonderful evening! We love this place – so do Zagat, Boston Magazine, and Trip Advisor who consistently give top marks to this cozy Italian restaurant with one of the best wine lists around. Bid on the CHEF’S TASTING DINNER FOR A PARTY OF FOUR at our online auction,FundRaise-A-Racquet Auction. What a great way to celebrate a special occasion! 

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

FundRaise-A-Racquet: What’s Court Tennis?

Posted by crpic on June 1, 2015

Court Tennis is a centuries old game that’s still played much the same way as it was in the Renaissance. Learn a few fascinating facts about its colorful history, the court, and scoring. Did you know the sport is linked to the French Revolution and Henry VIII built the court at HamptonCourt?

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

FundRaise-A-Racquet Event Venue: The Tennis & Racquet Club

Posted by crpic on May 30, 2015


The Event Venue: The Boston Tennis and Racquet Club, located in Back Bay, is Boston’s oldest athletic and social club. It is an excellent example of the ornate social clubs of the early 1900’s. Established in 1902, it contains the original court tennis court and is a favorite host of US Court Tennis Association’s (USCTA) tournaments.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

CRPIC’s FundRaise-A-Racquet Event

Posted by crpic on May 28, 2015

An event to support the public programming of the Charles River Public Internet Center

An event to support the public programming of the Charles River Public Internet Center

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

Financial Literacy Courses Now Offered

Posted by crpic on August 8, 2012

Would you like an opportunity to enhance your financial literacy? This fall, we are offering a FREE course called Money 101. It will be an 8 week course, in which you will be taught everything you need to know, from budget assessment, to debt, to credit scores. Each student will receive his or her own personal tutor (appointed from Bentley University or Brandeis College) to meet with for one hour, on top of the hour long classes. The class meets Monday evenings and runs from October 1 to December 3, 2012. You can register at . For additional information call us at (781)-891-9559, x206 or e-mail Thanks, and we hope to hear from you soon!

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

The Charles River Public Internet Center Launches New Digital Photography Curriculum!

Posted by crpic on July 11, 2012

The Charles River Public Internet Center (CRPIC) is very excited to announce the launching of our brand new Digital Photography curriculum taught by Dave Gordon. As a renowned photographer and the recent artist-in-residence of CRMI (Charles River Museum of Industry), Dave has exhibited in galleries across the nation and is a dynamic teacher with years of classroom and field experience.

Our new courses are for shutterbugs of all skill levels and experience, and include a wide range of options from indoor to outdoor, night to 3D photography. These courses were developed in response to requests CRPIC received for different shooting experiences and opportunities to learn new techniques.

For our kick-off celebration, CRPIC is offering a Super Summer Special on the Outdoor Photography along the Charles River and Night Photography classes at savings of up to 50% per class! We hope you join us this summer to learn how to take exceptional photos before the sun sets on this super summer extravaganza!

To sign up, click on the link below!

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

IBM and United Way Make Good Things Happen!

Posted by crpic on October 18, 2011

Community Care Day Volunteers

September 15th was a great day for CRPIC! Thirteen wonderful volunteers from IBM joined forces on United Way’s Community Care Day to help CRPIC get ready for the fall semester of the SkillStep Program.  IBMers completed two huge projects: prepping labs and preparing materials for all of the SkillStep classes and painting the break room and bathrooms. They were able to accomplish in one day what it would have taken us days if not weeks to do. All of their very capable and good-natured manpower made very short work of big tasks. And, of course, they had a couple of great ideas for managing our program work on our networks that they shared as well. We can’t thank you enough for all of the great work you did – we very much appreciate all of the planning, considerable elbow grease, and humor you brought to the project as well as the wonderful results. Many, many heartfelt thanks and we hope to partner with you again next fall! Many thanks to the tireless crew at United Way as well for planning this important event for nonprofits every year!

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

VITA Program Success!

Posted by crpic on July 7, 2011

The VITA program has reached completion and the results were outstanding! The total refunds for 2010 reached upwards of $100,000 and $15,000 in captures. The VITA program proved itself to be very effective.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »