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The ATTAIN Lab at Henry Street is open! You must enroll to participate in lab programs–click here to sign up, haga clic aqui para inscribirse. Feel free to call us at 212.771.6048 with any questions. We look forward to working with you!

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The ATTAIN (Advanced Technology Training and Information Networking) laboratory offers free access to the Internet and free computer training to members of the community in an attractive, comfortable environment.

The lab is a partnership between Henry Street Settlement, the State University of New York’s University Center for Academic and Workforce Development, and Microsoft. Our mission is to provide the Lower East Side community with vocational skills needed to increase their employability in an evolving technological world.

The ATTAIN Lab is located at 301 Henry Street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Learning opportunities are available onsite and online.


Digital Literacy
In digital literacy classes, participants will learn basic skills needed to operate a computer (typing, mouse use, file saving, etc.) and to use essential computer applications (email, creating documents, etc.). Upon completion, participants receive an official certificate. The course is one to two weeks depending on each individual’s schedule. Course information, including meeting times, are regularly updated at

Official Microsoft Office Specialist Certification
Participants will learn at least one Microsoft Office application (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, or Access) earning an official Microsoft Specialist Certificate upon test completion. Onsite learning can be self-paced or facilitated and includes texts, videos, and practice tests. A great certificate to have on your resume to impress employers! Intermediate level digital literacy is required.

Language Learning
Participants have access to Rosetta Stone, that offers 24 languages to learn. This is also a great resource for people who want to improve their English skills.

GED Preparation
GED prep is available to everyone, no matter what level you are at. Lab coordinators will assess your math, reading, and language arts skills and assist with the Aztec Learning Platform–your self-paced journey to earning your GED.

Other Resources
The Lab provides access to other resources that facilitate your learning needs. For example, on Edmentum, participants can take courses based on their career interests including agriculture, arts, business, finance, government and public administration, health science, human services, humanities, IT, STEM and more. Other resources include Khan Academy, Microsoft Learn, and more.


Q: How do I sign up? ¿Cómo me registro?
A: For onsite and virtual learning, fill out the form at, haga clic aquí para la versión en español. A lab assistant will follow up with you to schedule your appointment and next steps.

Q: Is there a cost?
A: Everything is free, but you must bring your own USB storage device (flash drive) if needed.

Q: How old do you need to be to use the lab?
A: The ATTAIN Lab is open to all New Yorkers age 17 and older. Youth ages 15 and 16 can use the lab if they are accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Q: Where can I find the monthly calendar?
A: In the ATTAIN Lab or online at Lab schedules may be subject to change at any time. Please check the calendar online or call 212.254.3100 before visiting the lab.

Q: Can I certify in all of the Microsoft Office programs by taking one combined class?
A: No, only one program is taught per class.

Q: What if no one answers the phone when I call the lab?
A: Leave a voicemail and we will return your call as soon as possible.

Q: Are services available in languages other than English?
A: We are able to provide all services in Spanish. Todos los servicios disponibles en español.

To visit the ATTAIN Lab’s website, click here »

To view the monthly calendar, click here »

Information about the ATTAIN Lab (.pdf) »

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