Club Digital Seeks to Link Latinos and the Web

The program uses a mobile computer lab and a center in Pico-Union to offer basic lessons in an effort to increase access for Latinos, 30% of whom don’t use the Internet.

There’s been one notably awkward issue between Luis Arteaga and his mother. He’s an official with the California Emerging Technology Fund; she couldn’t use a computer. Never touched a mouse — until Wednesday. Enter Club Digital, a new public-private partnership to put more people online — especially the underrepresented Latino community. The goal is to help senior citizens such as Edelmira Arteaga, 69, get online and also to enable students to complete assignments, allow young adults to fill out online job applications and assist anyone else left behind when it comes to email, Google and Facebook.