Technology

 By Jared Pass and Chelsea Leposa

Technology: Ex-Offenders Need Tech Training

Technology: Ex-Offenders Need Tech Training

[vimeo 18394850] “I’m an individual that wants to try and get ahead in life,” said Hymine, 53, an ex-felon who reentered society in 1992 after spending a year in prison for a drug possession. His story illustrates the difficulties and inequalities ex-offenders face upon returning to society. Hymine is a veteran.  He served in the […]

 By Jared Pass and Chelsea Leposa

Technology: Repairing Computers, Refurbishing Futures

Technology: Repairing Computers, Refurbishing Futures

[vimeo 18394838] Lorenda Legions was referred to the Non-Profit Technology Resources’ Tech-Redi program in 2008, and three months later she was a full-time employee. “It’s a wonderful program, I learned a lot,” Legions said with a smile of appreciation. Legions, like other Tech-Redi workers, was placed in the warehouse stacked full with palettes of computer […]

 By Chelsea Leposa

North Philadelphia: The Village Teaches Digital Media

North Philadelphia: The Village Teaches Digital Media

  [vimeo 18394830] The colorfully painted walls at the Village of Arts and Humanities in North Philadelphia allow the students to forget their day’s troubles and concentrate on their creativity.  Before class begins students sit around sharing the latest gossip and bragging about their day.  The smiles on their faces and the energy of the […]

 By Jared Pass

Technology: A New Model for Schools

Technology: A New Model for Schools

At the Science Leadership Academy the students are treated like adults, according a junior at the Science Leadership Academy, Cody Nichols. The Science Leadership Academy (SLA) is a new student oriented, project-based school. The school is working in partnership with the Philadelphia School District and the Franklin Institute. There are no standardized tests besides the […]

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