Strategic Partnerships

IBM Smarter Cities Challenge to Support Freedom Rings Initiative

March 10, 2011

Technically Philly

Fight to Begin Opening 27 Public Computing Centers with April 26th Ribbon Cutting Event

April 26, 2011

PHILADELPHIA – Philadelphia FIGHT will officially open the first of 27 public computing centers it will manage on Tuesday, April 26th with a ribbon cutting reception from 3-5 PM. Mayor Michael Nutter, Congressman Bob Brady, and numerous members of

the AIDS Service community are expected to join the celebration at FIGHT’s offices: 1233 Locust Street, 3rd Floor. The computing centers were made possible through $18.2 million in grant funding from the Federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s Broadband Technology Opportunity Program (B-TOP).

Kiliani Named Project Director for Freedom Rings Partnership

February 15, 2011
Peter Kiliani is the new Project Director for UAC's Freedom Rings Partnership.

Stimulus to Fund Internet Access, Computers in Phila.

September 13, 2010

Underserved communities in Philadelphia will get the benefit of broad Internet access, computers and training through the award of a $11.8 million grant on Monday to a group of public and private entities led by the Urban Affairs Coalition.

Athena Merritt
Philadelphia Business Journal

MLK Service Day to Focus on Bridging the Digital Divide

January 6, 2011

The new civil-rights movement involves bridging the gap in technology, something that will be the major theme of this month's 16th annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service, organizers said yesterday.

Social media and digital inclusion will be the focus of this year's event, which is expected to draw a record 75,000 volunteers to more than 1,200 community-service projects on Jan. 17, the 25th anniversary of the King federal holiday.

Jan Ransom
Philadelphia Daily News

Press Release: One Day At A Time (ODAAT) Offers Free Computer Training for N. Phila. Residents

March 18, 2011

One Day At A Time (ODAAT), in conjunction with the Freedom Rings Partnership, will launch its series of free computer classes beginning March 23rd, 2011.

Freedom Rings is a multi-year initiative that brings together local non-profits, community organizations and educational institutions to encourage Broadband internet usage and adoption throughout Philadelphia.

Strategic Partnerships

The Urban Affairs Coalition assists foundations and government agencies that want to fund communities but need a cost-effective alternative to managing programs in-house. We create strategic partnerships to ensure programs are run efficiently and funds are spent effectively. 

For More Information Contact

Brandon R. Johnson
Assistant Director of External Affairs
Phone: 215-851-1931