“PEC brings digital literacy and computer skills to underserved communities.”
PEC nurtures families, strengthens neighborhoods, and drives change. PEC’s community development programs respond to community needs and build on neighborhood assets to help bridge the digital divide, expand mixed-income housing opportunities, stimulate economic growth, create wealth, and improve the quality of life for all West Philadelphia residents.
Since 2003 the Center for Digital Inclusion and Technology (CDIT) has grown within the PEC Community Development Corporation neighborhoods and services dedicated to bridging the digital divide. Currently, CDIT services are expanding to support over 20 Keyspots powered by the Freedom Rings Partnership. Over half of these sites feature programming to offer youth opportunities to explore digital literacy.We offer free access to computers for general use and training throughout the year to students of all ages to develop the technology skills necessary for success in 21st century careers and education. Some courses offer the opportunity to earn a free or low-cost computer with technical support. We offer something for all levels of learning including introduction to the computer, internet safety, hardware and software, advanced IT, media literacy and multi-media production, and workforce skills. Additionally, CDIT and its Keyspot partners promote viable, low-cost broadband internet access for the people it serves. We are also home to Philadelphia’s only IBM Young Explorer Keyspot featuring activities for visitors ages 3-7.
Location: 325 N. 39th Street Philadelphia, PA 19104
Contact: Nasha Taylor, Manager, Center for Digital Inclusion and Technology