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Oct. 17, 2019 12:23 pm

How the City of Philadelphia plans to use tech to drive change in government

"This is our way to tell everyone what we’ve been doing, and where we want to go next," said Chief Information Officer Mark Wheeler of the new strategic plan.

Sep. 11, 2019 1:14 pm

Comcast expands its Internet Essentials program for people with disabilities

A grant to the American Association for People with Disabilities will go toward developing digital literacy training programs for residents within the low-income disability community.

Jul. 10, 2019 6:10 pm

Digital Literacy Alliance snags $500K to support immigrant-serving orgs and previous grantees

It's part of a larger group of grants given out across the region from the new private foundation Independence Public Media of Philadelphia, Inc.

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.

Mar. 14, 2018 7:41 am

Philly’s Digital Literacy Alliance has $175K to back innovative projects

Here are the kinds of projects the coalition is looking for. Nonprofits and organizations can apply by March 28.

Nov. 13, 2017 11:43 am

How those WiFi kiosks can help bridge Philly’s digital divide

LinkPHL is part of a broader effort, said OIT's Andrew Buss.

Jul. 13, 2017 12:57 pm

City Hall is helping XPRIZE deploy a field test for its adult literacy competition

The city's Office of Adult Education will hook up 3,500 Philly adults reading at a 3rd-grade level or below with mobile apps in the test phase.

Jun. 12, 2017 12:51 pm

Can these 8 projects help squash Philly’s digital divide?

The first official move from the Digital Literacy Alliance is giving these nonprofits $167,010 in grant funding.

Apr. 5, 2017 10:58 am

What if you could check out mobile hotspots at the Free Library?

At a City Council hearing, Councilwoman Cindy Bass urged the city-backed nonprofit to make the program a priority. But it says it's too costly.

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