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May 16, 2019 10:32 am

Youngmoo Kim on breaking the ‘monoculture’ of tech: ‘What the hell are you waiting for?’

The Drexel University professor and founder of the ExCITe Center talked racial equity and education in STEM at TEDxPhiladelphia on Wednesday morning.

May 14, 2019 10:22 am

7 organizations offering digital literacy resources in Philadelphia

These nonprofits, city offices and university programs connect residents to broadband access and power their job hunts.

May 13, 2019 1:32 pm

Why the Digital Literacy Alliance’s third grant round is all about the 2020 census

This is the first year the U.S. Census will be conducted almost entirely online. Here's how the 19-organization coalition hopes its focused grantmaking will help shrink the digital literacy gap.

Apr. 17, 2019 2:31 pm

In lawsuit filing, Media Mobilizing Project calls for more diversity in media ownership

Access to diverse news sources is “essential to try to change and fight deep problems of poverty and racial injustice,” said MMP's Hannah Sassaman.

Aug. 13, 2018 12:42 pm

Comcast’s cheap internet program is now available for low-income vets

To date, the seven-year program has reached 6 million people overall.

Nov. 17, 2017 12:13 pm

Hopeworks ‘N Camden nabs ‘landmark’ donation pledge of $420K

The funds will let the nonprofit add 6,000 additional square feet of space and double the number of students it trains.

Feb. 7, 2017 11:54 am

Microsoft gave out 50 tablets to these Philly nonprofits

The gear was used during the Democratic National Convention. “It is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to Philadelphia for being such a gracious host city.”

Nov. 3, 2016 10:22 am

It’s more than a rebrand: why Autism Expressed is now called Digitability

Michele McKeone, a former special education teacher, built a digital skills platform for students with autism in 2011. The rebrand points to a broader scope.

Dec. 10, 2015 9:39 am

Comcast franchise may be win for city, but there’s one loser

Philadelphia used to be the biggest city in the country without a public-access TV channel until activists won a 27-year battle to launch PhillyCAM. Now, under the proposed Comcast franchise deal, PhillyCAM is looking at budget cuts. Is it a sign of the times?

Nov. 17, 2015 11:16 am

The numbers that make KEYSPOT a leader in digital inclusion

The city's network of computer literacy training centers recently won an award from a national digital access group. Here's on update on how many people the program is serving.

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