Strategic Partnerships

Educating in the Digital Age: A Celebration of Writing & Literacy

Event Details
Date: 
October 25, 2014
The strongest possible program covering the newest and best educational practices both in the classroom and beyond.

On Saturday, October 25th from 8am-5pm, the Philadelphia Writing Project in partnership with the Urban Affairs Coalition (UAC) have teamed up to provide area teachers a full day of professional development including breakout sessions, product demonstrations, and expert panels that will highlight and showcase the future of digital and literacy education both in and out of the classroom.

 

UAC 45th Anniversary Breakfast

Event Details
Date: 
November 21, 2014
To This We Pledge...

On Friday, November 21st from 7:45 to 9:30am at the Hyatt at the Bellevue (200 S.

READ! By 4th Campaign Teams Up with Eagles Youth Partnership

Date: 
October 16, 2014

The READ! by 4th Campaign announced on October 15, 2014 that Eagles Youth Partnership and Eagles cornerback Brandon Boykin will serve as a leading voice for the Campaign's efforts to boost the number of children reading on grade level by the start of fourth grade.

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

KEYSPOT at UAC Helps Good Students Become Better

Date: 
May 25, 2012

When The Urban Affairs Coalition recently launched its KEYSPOT at 1207 Chestnut St., several city residents were already coming in to use it. Among them were Barbra Carey of Overbrook, and Sherry Fisher of Southwest Philadelphia, both of whom have completed computer training classes with KEYSPOT and plan to participate in more classes.

For Carey, the benefits of basic computer skills became clearly apparent when she began taking classes at a local community college. She was astonished that no professors would accept handwritten papers.

Author: 
KEYSPOT
Source: 
phillyKEYSPOTS.org

Digital On-Ramps among 30 winners of Digital Media Learning competition, to build standardized badging system for digital literacy

Date: 
March 9, 2012

Digital On-Ramps (DOR), a city-wide collaboration to use technology to improve workforce development led by Lisa Nutter, was one of 30 winners in the Digital Media Learning (DML) Competition held last week.

The winning proposal outlines the creation of a badging system which would signify various levels, or “on ramps,” of digital literacy and technical proficiency.

Source: 
Technically Philly

Badges for Lifelong Learning Competition Winners Announced

Date: 
March 1, 2012

Digital Badges Show Promise, Potential to Supercharge 21st Century Learning

Source: 
The MacArthur Foundation

Virtual Job Fair

Event Details
Date: 
January 16, 2012
Nearly 20 employers – including Target Corp., Comcast Corp., Home Depot Inc., and Brown’s Shoprite – will recruit for positions on-site in Founders Hall from 9 am to 1 pm

The 17th Annual MLK Day of Service, Monday January 16, will feature more than just volunteer service projects. For the first time, an on-site and Internet-based job fair will be included in an effort to empower Philadelphia residents economically.  Global Citizen is sponsoring a registration-required job fair at Girard College, located at 21st St. and Girard Avenue. On-site registration has now closed.

KEYSPOT

FREE Internet access and computer classes located in Philadelphia communities