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At work

"I found this security job on my own. I've always found jobs on my own because the welfare-to-work programs they send you to they never work for me. It’s kind of crazy because you sit there and they just tell you a bunch of stuff about how you have to have your hair. Like one day they put me to work there and they told me I needed a resume done. I don’t know how to mess with a computer so they told this lady, and she just puts me at the computer and leaves. She didn’t even help me. I got so stressed I left. They told me that if you leave and you never come back that you get sanctioned."

Computer and Internet Access

Ensuring that families have access to computers and the Internet can help adults search for jobs, submit resumes, take courses online, find housing, and stay connected to the wider world.  Access to the Internet and the 24/7 news cycle our society has become accustomed to also helps facilitate civic engagement.  Unfortunately, over 40% of Philadelphians do not have computer and Internet access.

Current Issue

To address the "digital divide," the City of Philadelphia recently developed the Freedom Rings Partnership which brings Internet access, training, and technology to communities citywide.

 

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