Education - Youth

Lack of computer access a major hurdle for the poor

Date: 
June 12, 2012

Fingering an orange flash drive like a good-luck totem, Teisha Reynolds took a break from the computer class she hopes will change her life.

At a KEYSPOT computer-access center within the Families First/People's Emergency Center in West Philadelphia, Reynolds is enrolled in computer classes to help get off welfare.

Reynolds, 36, keeps hearing the whole world is online. That's not entirely true.

"When you're poor and without a computer, there's a big gap between you and everyone else," Reynolds said. "For me and my two sons, it's very hard not having one."

Author: 
Alfred Lubrano
Source: 
Philadelphia Inquirer

Philadelphia Black Public Relations Society (PBPRS)

Location

C/O Urban Affairs Coalition
1207 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States
Hours of Operation: 
Vary
C/O Urban Affairs Coalition
1207 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Display Address?: 
No
Primary Contact
Monica
Peters
President

To provide public relations, and communications practitioners, throughout the Greater Philadelphia region, with a venue for professional support.  The organization accomplishes this by fostering region, with a venue for professioanl support.  THe organization accomplishes this by fostering a network between members and other professionals that enable growth and development.  

Services provided: 
Advocate, a resource, and a venue for African-American public relations practitioners and professional communication throughout the Philadelphia region.

BEE Camp (Basketball Education Enrichment)

Event Details
Date: 
July 9, 2012
Price: 
$150.00
BEE Camp hosted at German Town Friends School. A day camp focused on teaching boys and girls grades 6-10 Basketball and study skills.

BEE Camp hosted at  German Town Friends School. A camp focused on teaching boys and girls grades 6-10 Basketball and study skills. The camp runs in three sessions, July 9-15, July 16-20 and July 23-27. The camp runs monday through friday from 8:30am-3:00pm. Each session cost $150 but one can purchase all three sessions for $400.

Sun Life Financial Recognizes Philadelphia Nonprofits and Three College-bound High School Seniors as Sun Life Rising Stars

Date: 
October 5, 2011

Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE: SLF, TSX: SLF) today announced Philadelphia’s Sun Life Rising Star Awards program winners. The financial services company awarded a total of $165,000 in grants and scholarships to three youth-oriented nonprofits and to an exemplary student nominated by each organization. The Sun Life Rising Star Awards program aims to address low high school graduation rates in large urban school districts by providing financial and educational resources to students and nonprofit organizations committed to increasing success in high school and beyond.

Three Philadelphia Students Win Surprise Scholarships

Date: 
October 10, 2011

For three Philadelphia high school students, an evening field trip to the museum turned into a surprise that may change their lives.

Seniors Tiffany Collins, Jamal Robinson, and Ramean Clowney thought they were attending a speaking event at the Philadelphia Museum of Art last week, only to discover they had received Sun Life Rising Star scholarships. At the awards ceremony in the museum auditorium, each received $5,000 toward his or her college education.

Author: 
Quan Nguyen
Source: 
Philadelphia Inquirer

Comcast Offers Low-Cost Internet and Computers

Date: 
September 1, 2011

Tens of thousands of Philadelphia-area households could get low-cost computers and Internet service under a new program from Comcast.

When Comcast was seeking FCC approval of its acquisition of NBC Universal, the company committed to a program to help bridge the digital divide. The result is its Internet Essentials programs, which executive vice president David Cohen said is available nationwide to any family in a Comcast service area with a child eligible for free school lunches.

Author: 
Dave Davies
Source: 
WHYY News