Freedom Rings: stimulus-funded computer lab opens in homeless facility [AUDIO] - Technical.ly Philly

Aug. 26, 2011 11:52 am

Freedom Rings: stimulus-funded computer lab opens in homeless facility [AUDIO]

An update on the Freedom Rings partnership and the stimulus-funded, planned 48 mobile broadband centers, which have opened elsewhere, comes from Voice of America, including an audio report: Lonnette currently lives with her mother at the People’s Emergency Center in Philadelphia. It serves as a transitional residence for homeless single women and their children. The […]

Photo: VOA - M. Petrillo

An update on the Freedom Rings partnership and the stimulus-funded, planned 48 mobile broadband centers, which have opened elsewhere, comes from Voice of America, including an audio report:

Lonnette currently lives with her mother at the People’s Emergency Center in Philadelphia. It serves as a transitional residence for homeless single women and their children. The dozens of families it serves had no in-house computer access until last week, when the city opened a computer lab in the center.

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Christopher Wink is a cofounder and Editorial Director of Technical.ly, the local technology news network. In that capacity, he is a co-organizer of Philly Tech Week, Baltimore Innovation Week, Delaware Innovation Week and other events that bring smart people together. Previously, Wink worked for a homeless advocacy nonprofit and was a freelance reporter for a variety of publications. He writes regularly about news innovation and best business practices on his personal blog here and curates a personal monthly newsletter of ideas and links here. The bicycle commuter loves cities, urban politics and squabbling about neighborhood boundaries.

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