The Center for Hunger-Free Communities

Solutions Based on Science and the Human Experience

My car needs tires. I don’t have money to put tires on it. There’s a lot of money I don’t have that needs to go into my car. It also needs a tune up, an oil change and a new bumper. My car is due for inspection by the end of this month. I don’t know what I’m going to do without my car because I bring my child to school in Scranton and I live in Peckville which is a twenty minute drive.

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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