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City’s digital divide can be squeezed

April 17, 2012

For thousands of low-income Philadelphia households not connected to the Internet, it will take more than a bargain-rate price of $10 a month for Internet service to get them across the so-called digital divide.

The fewer than 500 takers for the service Comcast Corp. began offering in September as part of its merger with NBCUniversal makes it clear greater efforts are needed.

So it’s good to see a “Freedom Rings” partnership, which includes city agencies, the Free Library, various nonprofits, and Drexel University, form to expand training and computer access.

Philadelphia Inquirer Editorial

Teenshop Launches New Blog for Girls

April 9, 2012
When girls need advice they now have a place to go online to get answers.

George Boyer Vashion Lecture: The Law & Politics of Affirmative Action

Event Details
April 27, 2012
Please join us for an engaging lecture and panel discussion on the law and politics of affirmative action.


Nonprofit Meetup: At UAC

Event Details
March 14, 2012
This is a fantastic opportunity to meet other socially conscious Philadelphians, as well as get to know the good that's going on around the city.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 6:30 PM
Urban Affairs Coalition
1207 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA (map)

Financial Education Workshops

February 10, 2012
In recognition of National Financial Literacy Month, this April, the Coalition will hold Spring Training for Financial Fitness

Susquehanna Bank Continues Support of UAC

February 6, 2012
For over 40 years, the Coalition has helped communities partner with business to solve pressing issues.

Mid-Atlantic Health Care Joins Home∙Buy∙Now

January 13, 2012

According to a new Stanford University Study, the portion of American families living in middle-income neighborhoods has declined significantly since the 1970s, resulting in rising income inequities.  The Urban Affairs Coalition’s Philadelphia Home∙Buy∙Now program is seeking to help combat this issue by assisting employees purchase a home in the City of Philadelphia.