BEDFORD-STUYVESANT - A new computer lab in Bed-Stuy opened its doors for the first time Monday, in hopes of helping students and their parents.

The new computer lab at P.S. 59 is filled with 32 laptops and iPads.

The principal says many students come from low-income families and don't have access to computers at home, causing them to fall behind in school.

The lab was funded by the Department of Education "Match Program," which helps balance the amount of money spent in charter schools and public schools.

This is also the first lab in the Bed-Stuy area to open its doors to the entire community, offering computer literary classes to both students and parents. 

For extended interviews on the new computer lab at P.S. 59, watch the clip to the left or click News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612.