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Feb. 25, 2014 1:53 pm

LIFT Partners with Comcast to Bridge the Digital Divide in Low-Income Communities

Top of the Comcast Center at night. Photo via Flickr user Kevin Burkett  LIFT, a national nonprofit which focuses on lifting families out of poverty, is partnering with Comcast to expand it’s digital literacy program in four low-income communities. In addition to Philadelphia, other cities  served by the program include Boston, Chicago and Washington, D.C. Through a […]

Top of the Comcast Center at night. Photo via Flickr user Kevin Burkett 


LIFT, a national nonprofit which focuses on lifting families out of poverty, is partnering with Comcast to expand it’s digital literacy program in four low-income communities. In addition to Philadelphia, other cities  served by the program include Boston, Chicago and Washington, D.C.

Through a two year partnership and a $1.3 million grant and in-kind donations to LIFT, Comcast will provide Digital Literacy Learning Hubs to LIFT members to get access to critical online resources.  Over the next two years LIFT will provide one-on-one and workshop-based support to 13,000 community members in these four communities. LIFT will assist them as they search for jobs online, create household budgets and email addresses, and use the internet for other valuable resources to help bridge the digital divide.

Thousands of people will now be able to advance their job search, secure housing and connect to critical online tools that might otherwise have been unavailable to them,” said Kirsten Lodal, LIFT’s Founder and CEO, in a press release.

Comcast has several other programs and partnerships to help bridge the digital divide, including it’s Internet Essentials program, which provides low-cost Internet service for low-income families with students. Learn more about Comcast’s digital literacy programs at Comcast.com/community.

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