What is Financial Literacy? How Can this Benefit Me?

  Financial literacy is the possession of the set of skills and knowledge that allows an individual to make informed and effective decisions with all their financial resources. Simply put, being financially literate means that you understand how to manage the money that you have in a thoughtful way.  Being

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2018 Barra Technology and Adult Education Grant

Would you like to use innovative technology to improve adult learning experiences? Join the Office of Adult Education to explore how technology benefits learners in adult education programs. Starting in Fall 2019, OAE will launch a new initiative funded by the Barra Foundation. Practitioners from selected provider agencies will join

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Summer Digital Skills and Bicycle Skills Cohort Starts June 21st!

  Are you interested in sharpening your digital skills? Do you want to learn more about biking safely around the city?   Take part in our 4-week Digital Skills and Bicycle Thrills (DSBT) online program! Meet the DSBT Team and get to know other participants at our in-person Orientation. Then,

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30th Annual Technology & Adult Education Conference

Registration is open The Technology and Adult Education Conference fosters innovation in adult education by hosting a community of dynamic, forward-thinking educators and practitioners with a shared goal of providing quality programming. The 30th annual Technology and Adult Education conference will return to Philadelphia, May 18, 2018 for a day

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Short Q & A with a Dornsife KEYSPOT Student Lab Assistant & Patron!

A short “Q & A” session with a Student Lab Assistant & patron explaining the impact Dornsife KEYSPOT has had in their lives:   DREW M. (A KEYSPOT PATRON): Q: Why do you come to Dornsife KEYSPOT? A: “My number one reason is convenience and the assistance that I can

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Dornsife KEYSPOT & its Amazing Staff!

As Assistant Director of Workforce and Economic Inclusion at Drexel University’s Dornsife Center, Maria Allison, has an appreciation for the opportunities the Dornsife KEYSPOT provides its’ patrons. “Honestly, I’m still floored every day that we [people with digital skills and access] take things like computers and access to the internet

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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

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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

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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

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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

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