New KEYSPOT Locations in North Philadelphia

Welcome our newest KEYSPOTs! Please join us in welcoming three new KEYSPOTs to our network of community-based computing centers! KEYSPOT is a network of public, private, and nonprofit organizations that provide technology, training, and other opportunities through more than 50 labs. KEYSPOTs are free to use and are conveniently located

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New Tech Skills Tutor Training – Enroll Today!

By Shazia Hashmi, Office of Adult Education The Office of Adult Education is pleased to announce the brand new Tech Skills tutor training, scheduled to launch August 2017! This training is designed for volunteers that are interested in bridging the digital divide through education. Volunteers will be equipped with an

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Digital Skills, Bicycle Thrills Roundup

By Shazia Hashmi, Office of Adult Education The Digital Skills, Bicycle Thrills (DSBT) team has had a busy, successful year so far! Fifteen students graduated from our KEYSPOT cohort on Thursday, May 18th and our second Spring cohort kicked off two weeks later at PEC – Families First in West

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KEYSPOT Partnerships

By Shazia Hashmi, Office of Adult Education The Office of Adult Education strives to connect KEYSPOT patrons with City services and resources. During fiscal year ’16, six non-profit KEYSPOT grant awardees work to establish new partnerships with City agencies and other non-profits, in addition to providing computer and job readiness

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Beginner Computer Skills Games

By Chelsea Reed, Office of Adult Education At KEYSPOT and myPLACE℠ Campuses across Philadelphia, many adults visit our computer labs because they are looking for support with basic computer skills. The mouse and keyboard are two areas in which our clients struggle. From searching for jobs, to retaining a career,

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KEYSPOT by the Numbers: A Review of data for Fiscal Year 2015 and the first quarter of 2016

Collecting data allows the KEYSPOT network to tell our story and to measure our collective impact. According to Technical.ly Philly, it’s “the numbers that make KEYSPOT a leader in digital inclusion.” In case you missed it at the recent Technology Learning Collaborative conference, here’s a rundown on the network data

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New Digital Skills and Bicycle Thrills Cohort

By Chelsea Reed, Office of Adult Education The Better Bike Share Partnership (BBSP) is an effort led by the City of Philadelphia that works to ensure that Indego is accessible to all Philadelphians.  Indego helps Philadelphians get to all kinds of places, and as we expand to new neighborhoods, we are

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KEYSPOT Announces Six Awards

KEYSPOT Grants Awarded to Develop High Quality Digital Literacy Trainings, Increase Access to Adult Educational Services KEYSPOT is a network of public, private, and nonprofit organizations that provide technology, training and other opportunities through community-based public access centers. KEYSPOT is dedicated to improving educational, economic and social outcomes for all

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Success Story with Dwayne Walker

Lifelong Mantua resident Dwayne Walker never touched a computer before stepping into the Dornsife Center. Now, he not only knows how to navigate the Internet, but he also communicates regularly via his brand new email address with family, friends and colleagues he has met through Dornsife. While taking computer classes

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