Help Families In Need Stay Connected
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Digital equity is more important than ever in the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. Austin Free-Net's mission is to provide technology training and computer access to the community, fostering skills that enable people to succeed in the digital age. We are engaged with our City of Austin partners in Digital Inclusion, helping to ready 200 desktop computer units for deployment to families in need. We need your help getting these units distributed. Our device drive is happening this Saturday 4/11, at the DeWitty Center in East Austin. With your help Austin Free-Net can bridge the digital divide.
About AUSTIN FREE-NET
2209 ROSEWOOD AVE, AUSTIN, TX 78702, US
Our mission is to provide technology training and computer access to the community, fostering skills that enable people to succeed in the digital age. Austin Free-Net believes that access to the internet is imperative in the 21st century and beyond and those without the digital skills to use any digital device and specifically computers are at a disadvantage. Those most affected by the digital divide are among the most underserved groups in the Austin community. Many do not have computers or broadband connections in their homes. The digital divide means they are unable to take advantage of economic and educational opportunities. Our Vision is a world without digital barriers.
Our digital literacy program provides free computer and internet access to community members in Community Technology Access Labs, located in public facilities across Austin, as well as free instruction in technology use. Our instruction, currently offered at several locations, addresses the needs and goals of adult learners through classes, workshops, and one-on-one coaching. We work to build the confidence and competence of adult learners so that they may achieve their goals and feel empowered to use technology. Our work serves a diverse group of community members, including people experiencing homelessness, seniors, new immigrants to Austin, low-income families, people reintegrating into society from the criminal justice system, and more.
In addition, Austin Free-Net offers training programs that are focused on client goals, with curriculum set accordingly. For example, we have provided training classes to parents in the Austin Independent School District about how to use the School Portal.
New technology promises an opportunity for all, but only on an equal playing field, with equal access to information, education and involvement in the community. Anyone that has the desire should have access to technology, including broadband connections, and assistance to learn. With these facts in mind, Austin Free-Net exists to make equal access to computing resources and training a reality.