Late 90’s

Through the Years – The 90’s continued


Duke Street was connected to the Internet and an information technology program started to evolve. Students who were initially reluctant to even touch
a computer were soon hooked into the technological age, surfing the net, creating web pages and chatting to people on the other side of the world. After many years of strong community commitment the house was experiencing a time of change. The committee began working as a team, lobbying council and other government bodies for better resources and funding. Since that time Duke Street has maintained a strong and dedicated committee that has achieved much for the house.

Over the past few years, Council has provided some much needed renovations.


The culmination of a lot of hard work in the information technology area of Adult Education came in this year when the house became involved in the Bangemann Challenge, a competition held in Sweden. A visit by one of the Challenge’s coordinators led to a nomination for the way Duke Street Community House used information technology in the community. Although the house did not win an award, Toula Karayannis, Education Coordinator, was asked to make a presentation in Sweden at the exhibition held in conjunction with the awards ceremony.