Workforce Development

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

Entreprenuer Works

Location

111 South Independence Mall 5th floor, Suite 528
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States
215-545-3100 ext 223
610-499-7528
Fax: 
215-925-2485
Hours of Operation: 
Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm, and some evening classes
111 South Independence Mall 5th floor, Suite 528
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Display Address?: 
Yes
Primary Contact
Ms.
Leslie
Benoliel
Executive Director
Secondary Contact
Ms.
Antoinette
Truehart
Managing Director

To provide small business owners and new entrepreneurs with the support and tools they need to thrive: small loans, access to other credit and capital sources, training and technical assistance and, above all, a network of peers, service providers, consultants, and potential customers.

Services provided: 
Business/Entrepreneurship/Financial Literacy, Economic Inclusion, Education - Adult, Workforce Development

Parkside Association of Philadelphia

Location

5218 Master Street
Philadelphia, PA 19131
United States
215-878-2107
Fax: 
215-871-7799
Hours of Operation: 
Monday to Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm
5218 Master Street
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Display Address?: 
Yes
Primary Contact
Ms.
Lucinda
Hudson
Executive Director
To assist in the social welfare of low-to-moderate income elderly, handicapped, hospitalized persons, young persons, and adults through activities such as the development of affordable housing, mortgage counseling, social services programs, and recreational programs. Parkside Association of Philadelphia aims to improve the quality of life and to offer assistance in gaining access to city services.
Services provided: 
After School Activities, Economic Inclusion, Food Bank, Housing Counseling, Job Training and Placement, Neighborhood and Community Service, Town Watch, Violence Prevention, Workforce Development, Youth Development

Haitian Professionals of Philadelphia

Location

C/O Urban Affairs Coalition
1207 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
United States
215-527-6698
Hours of Operation: 
Monday to Friday, 8am-5pm
C/O Urban Affairs Coalition
1207 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Display Address?: 
Yes
Primary Contact
Ms.
Stephanie
Sylvain
Board President

To help elevate Philadelphia’s Haitian community through education, professional development, and mentorship.

Services provided: 
Advocacy, Business/Entrepreneurship/Financial Literacy, Mentoring, Neighborhood and Community Services,Workforce Development