Strategic Partnerships

The Urban Affairs Coalition assists foundations and government agencies that want to fund communities but need a cost-effective alternative to managing programs in-house. We create strategic partnerships to ensure programs are run efficiently and funds are spent effectively. 

For More Information Contact


Arun Prabhakaran
Vice President & Chief External Affairs Officer
Phone: 267-888-6408
Email: aprabhakaran@uac.org

Freedom Rings Partnership

The Freedom Rings Partnership was formed in 2010 to take a cross-sector, collaborative, and focused approach to improving computer literacy and internet access for the most disenfranchised and low-income Philadelphia residents. The partnership received two federal grants totaling $18.1M under the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP), a part of the federal stimulus funding. Leveraged with matching support, this represented an infusion of $26.5M of federal and non-federal funds focused on a community-based approach to the problem of digital inequity in Philadelphia. 

Led by the Urban Affairs Coalition and the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Innovation and Technology, the partnership was comprised of over 50 organizations, including Drexel University, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department, People’s Emergency Center, Philadelphia FIGHT, Media Mobilizing Project, the Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia OIC, One Day at a Time, and YOACAP. 

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For more information visit www.phillykeyspots.org or call 311.

 

News

January 20, 2015
On January 14th President Obama announced a number of steps to help more Americans get access to fast, affordable and reliable broadband. This announcement builds upon the federal...
December 19, 2014
An inside look at the Institute for Southeast Asian Archaeology’s first year at the Coalition For over 20 years Dr. Joyce White was Director of the Ban Chiang Project at the University of...
December 19, 2014
On November 19, 2014, 900AM WURD interviewed Kareem E. Thomas, Regional VP & Market Manager of Business Banking at Citizen’s Bank and co-chair of UAC’s Friends of the Coalition Initiative and...

Resources

Looking for help? Our goal at the Coalition is to provide you with the best information and resources for learning, earning, working, and living in our community. For more information contact us.
FREE Internet access and computer classes located in Philadelphia communities