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SDM is open for in-shop appointments. No drop-ins.

Also available for email, phone and video assistance
Expanded hours through 2020
SDM Shop in evening

Scheduled lessons and ShopTalks are just the beginning. Any topic, any time: just request a one-to-one appointment, in person or remotely.

Check out our self-study materials on Pinterest, YouTube and in our blog posts.

Meet our SDM trainers

Executive Director

SDM Associate

SDM Associate

SDM Associate

SDM Associate

Former Staff

Former Staff

Read our latest blog posts

Email: Using Gmail Labels

Using Gmail labels is a simple way to manage Gmail. Labels allow you to filter, find, and sort emails that you want to keep.

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Email: Inbox Zero vs Inbox Infinity

Has managing your email become a job that you dread? Read on to learn more about two potential approaches: inbox zero vs inbox infinity.

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Turn old Windows computer into web-only Chromebook

Do you have an old computer that is no longer useful? Turn that old Windows computer into a web-only Chrome OS speedster!

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How to Create a LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn is a website for business people to connect. Learn to create a LinkedIn profile that you can use in your job search.

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Resources for Writing a Resume

Writing a resume is not easy. Layout is important, but content is even more important. Here are some resources to help you get started writing a resume.

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How to Look for Jobs Online

Most jobs are listed and have an application process that is entirely online. So how do you find them? Read on for how to look for jobs online.

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Reopening: Keeping Clients Safe

MA is reopening from the COVID-19 shutdowns. SDM is now beginning the process of reopening the shop while making sure we are keeping clients safe.

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Reopening: Keeping Staff Safe

MA is reopening from the COVID-19 shutdowns. SDM is now beginning the process of reopening the shop while making sure we are keeping staff safe.

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Do I have a virus? Windows 10 edition

Sometimes a computer runs slow, shuts down, won’t run programs, or in some other way it misbehaves. Do I have a virus? How can I find out?

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"The employee made me feel that no question was too basic."

"Great service for people who need advice and to learn their way around the systems."

SDM is a gift to the community!

"Sometimes you're just so brilliant"

"What a wonderful resource!"

You are changing people's lives!

"Thank you for what you do. You make computer life much easier."

"This is great!"

"My associate is a superb teacher with much patience and thoughtfulness of my many disabilities."

"I rate my service there a 10!"

"I feel much more confident."

"A warm welcoming environment.  I’ll definitely be back!"

"You have all the knowledge I would need."

"This is a great resource!"

"Thank you for what you do. You make computer life much easier."

"I couldn't have done it without you!"

"That was a great program! Thanks. My daughter was even showing her younger brother what they did."

"Such a welcoming, relaxed pace. Thank you for everything!"

"Came in to fix an email problem.  They were able to correct the problem.  I have had others try, including the Geek Squad, and each thought they made the correction.  They had not."

"You saved the day!"

"You employee is efficient, patient and knowledgeable."

"Prompt, pleasant, helpful."

"I love to come here! It's such a happy place!"

"Your employee was terrific! Clear, concise and well-informed!"

"SDM is very helpful and I am so appreciative of the work you do with our community!"

Thank you! I hope not to see you again soon!

"I think your service is needed and great for the community."

"Thanks for all that you do!"

"I like the opportunity to have on-going questions that arise answered as my knowledge base increases."

"I am very thankful that you are so handy in downtown Melrose.  I’ve been looking for such a place forever so I don’t have to be bothering family and friends."

"You're all A+."

"My sister raved about the help she received."

I'm fixed!!

"You seem to be doing everything right."

"I am so happy you are here!"

"That was fantastic!"

"Enjoyed the relaxed, comfortable atmosphere."

"I'm very excited that SDM is in town."

You really released my anxiety!

Meeting you made my day. I was thrilled to be here. Thank you for this incredible service. I am truly "grateful."

We are so lucky!!

"Wonderful staff!"

"Great experience!"

"I couldn't have done it without you!"

"Great service!"

"A 'user-friendly' business that is free to the public - couldn't be better!"

"Great, as always!"

"I live in Senior Citizen housing and I’m spreading the news of how great you are!"


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CALL US at 781.606.2621, EMAIL, OR VISIT US

SDM Foundation
465 Main Street | Melrose, MA 02176 | 781.606.2621

(Directions to our shop)



Monday through Thursday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm;

Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm;

Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm.

Sunday: Closed

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