Why ACHIEVEability is Considered West Philly’s “Gold Standard”

KEYSPOT empowers communities through technology by providing a network of over 50 community-based public access technology centers across Philadelphia. With over 50 sites, KEYSPOTs are active in many different communities by offering unique programs, including digital literacy trainings. ACHIEVEability, like most KEYSPOT community based organizations, is known for more than

Continue reading
Critical Path Learning Center Flyer

What’s NEW With the Philadelphia FIGHT KEYSPOT

Philadelphia’s network of KEYSPOT open access computer labs is continually growing and expanding. Six new KEYSPOTs were established in 2017, bringing the network to a total of 52 sites. This upcoming Spring Philadelphia FIGHT, one of the original KEYSPOT sites, will launch the Critical Path Learning Center, an expansion of

Continue reading

Philadelphia FIGHT AIDS Library KEYSPOT: Adult Learner Spotlight

Each year, the KEYSPOT public access computer centers in Philadelphia receive over 80,000 visits from a range of community members. KEYSPOT visitors come with varied needs and interests, from learning basic computer skills, to 3-D printing and making music online. Recently, Digital Inclusion Program Specialist Bria Spivey sat down with

Continue reading
People waving to one another outside of PEC building

What Can We Learn from People’s Emergency Center’s KEYSPOT?

People’s Emergency Center (PEC), opened in 1972 as a homeless shelter to help address the issue of homelessness in West Philadelphia. Eventually, PEC transformed into several community development corporation programs, which respond to community needs and build on neighborhood assets. A core component of PEC’s programming also focuses on the

Continue reading
Digital Skills and Bicycle Thrills Graduates take a photo together.

Digital Skills & Bicycle Thrills Takes Reunion Ride!

On Oct. 1, the Digital Skills, Bicycle Thrills (DSBT) team hosted a Reunion Ride for participants from all six cohorts of the innovative program. DSBT is a free four-week course on bicycle safety that builds computer skills and confidence in urban biking.The DSBT partnership includes OAE, Better Bike Share Partnership,

Continue reading
two women standing behind keyspot information table

The Fifth Annual TLC Conference

The Technology Learning Collaborative (TLC) hosted ‘Talking About i-Generation’, their 5th annual conference focusing on how technology has impacted the lives of multiple generations. The conference featured a panel discussion with community members who have been affected by technology and was followed by a series of workshops targeted to youth,

Continue reading
two women helping another woman use the computer

The Lutheran Settlement House KEYSPOTlight

Many people know the KEYSPOT centers provide free access to technology and internet access. What most people don’t know is that KEYSPOTs also offer innovative computer training to help residents improve digital skills. In September, OAE visited Lutheran Settlement House, one of six KEYSPOTS funded by the City. LSH joined

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

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

Continue reading