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 By Kara Savidge and Christine Fisher

University City: Friends of 40th Street Unveil Goals for Corridor

University City: Friends of 40th Street Unveil Goals for Corridor

Friends of 40th Street, a coalition of organizations dedicated to revitalizing the 40th Street corridor, held its fourth and final public forum to share its findings from the project so far. Comprised of PennPraxis, University City District and Sustainable Communities Initiative-West, among a slew of other community stakeholders, the Friends are working to revitalize the corridor and […]

 By Dan Newman and Phil Neuffer

Technically Philly: Robotics Reaches Philadelphia Students of All Levels

Technically Philly: Robotics Reaches Philadelphia Students of All Levels

Almost everyone likes robots, Without raising the alarm of an artificial-intelligence-fueled takeover of the planet or Philadelphia, robots are everywhere. The Transformers franchise, which has grossed over $1.5 billion to date, released its third installment this summer. Philadelphia is quietly becoming a hub for the continually exploding robotics industry, especially in the robotics research and […]

 

Technology: Bridging the Digital Divide

Technology: Bridging the Digital Divide

According to a recent National Telecommunications and Information Administration report, 40 percent of Americans do not have broadband access. In Philadelphia, that number is slightly higher–48 percent, according to the Philadelphia Division of Technology. The grant money awarded to Pennsylvania through the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program–a part of President Barack Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act– […]

 By Tracy Galloway

Center City: Urban Affairs Coalition Receives Grant to Increase Broadband Access

Center City: Urban Affairs Coalition Receives Grant to Increase Broadband Access

In mid-September, the Freedom Rings Sustainable Broadband Adoption Partnership, a coalition of non-profit organizations, institutions of higher education, private businesses and government organizations, was awarded an $11.8 million grant to increase Internet access in Philadelphia. The grant was awarded to the SBA Partnership by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration through its Broadband Technology Opportunity […]

 By Tara Moore and Jessica Arnold

University City: Youth Chess Helps in the Strategy of Life

University City: Youth Chess Helps in the Strategy of Life

There’s something interesting in the way we all think, the way we strategize and comprehend what’s going on around us. Wouldn’t it be incredible if we honed these strategic thinking skills much earlier in life? That’s exactly what Philadelphia’s After School Activities Partnership thought. The group believed that by introducing Philadelphia’s youth to the game […]

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