Technology and Shared Prosperity:Fighting Poverty through Digital Literacy
Thursday, October 17, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
A Free Conference and Discussion on how technology intersects with critical areas identified in the City of Philadelphia's anti-poverty initiative, Shared Prosperity: Jobs and Training, Access to Benefits, Early Learning, Housing Security and Economic Security.
28% of Philadelphians are living in poverty.
30% of Philadelphians are not connected to the Internet.
If you are interested in discussing how technology plays a role in educational, workforce, and anti-poverty efforts, then attend this conference! Plenary speakers to be announced shortly.
Registration and Breakfast for the Conference begin promptly at 9:00 AM. If you have any wheelchair, accessibility or any other accommodations/needs, please contact Brendin Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 215-985-4448.
The Plenary Speakers for the Conference are:
Eva Gladstein - Executive Director, Mayor's Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity;
Christine Caputo - Interim Chief, Office of Public Service Support, Free Library of Philadelphia;
Jane Shull - Executive Director, Philadelphia FIGHT;
Dr. Karin Eyrich Garg - Associate Professor, Temple University;
Kelly Durand - Director, Organizational Learning, People's Emergency Center;
Meg Shope Koppel - Senior Vice President of Research, Policy and Innovation, Philadelphia WORKS;
Kevin Cafferky - Comptroller, Philadelphia OIC, and
Kimberly Rogers - Team Lead and Financial Counselor,Financial Emergency Center.
When & Where
Technology Learning Collaborative
- TLC creates a formal network for digital literacy training professionals from organizations across the city for professional development and sharing of resources and best practices.
- TLC professionals provide training at KEYSPOTS and other community computer centers where they are able to implement the best practices learned through the network.
- TLC is Philadelphia’s first professional organization for digital literacy training professionals. It is an outgrowth of KEYSPOT: Powered by the Freedom Rings Partnership, a citywide program to bring internet access, training and technology to Philadelphia communities. To date, Philadelphians have made more than 300,000 visits to more than 80 KEYSPOT computer labs for free digital training and computer access.