Empowering Communities Through Technology
In the digital age, having a computer and the internet are essential. Without technology, applying for jobs, paying bills and talking to loved ones is increasingly difficult. This digital divide is a widespread challenge in Philadelphia. With rising costs and rapid changes in technology, more Philadelphians are being left behind each year.
Local leaders came together in Fall 2010 to launch the KEYSPOT Network to address the digital divide in Philadelphia. KEYSPOT computer labs were created in community organizations in all neighborhoods of Philadelphia. Community members can visit their local KEYSPOT to create a resume, check their email, use social media and more – usage is unrestricted. KEYSPOTs are free to use and offer computer and job skill trainings.
Note: The above descriptive information came from the network's About Us page.
In The News
- 7 organizations offering digital literacy resources in Philadelphia, Technical.ly Philly, May 14, 2019.