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Comcast Donates $5,000 to St. Augustine's to support digital literacy training

The Azarel Computer Institute at St. Augustine’s Church in Atlantic City was awarded $5,000 from Comcast that enabled them to offer 10 free training sessions as part of Comcast’s Internet Essentials program, the nation’s largest broadband adoption initiative designed to bring Internet access to low-income families.

Participants were given the chance to learn about everything from computer basics to applying for jobs online and Internet safety.

Internet Essentials from Comcast is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption program.  It provides low-cost broadband service for $9.95 a month plus tax; the option to purchase an Internet-ready computer for under $150; and multiple options to access free digital literacy training in print, online, and in-person. A household is eligible to participate if it has at least one child eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), is located where Comcast offers Internet service, has not subscribed to Comcast Internet service within the last 90 days, and does not have an overdue Comcast bill or unreturned equipment. Families that enroll in the program can continue to enjoy the service as long as one child eligible to participate in the NSLP is living in the household.

For more information about Internet Essentials visit InternetEssentials.com for English and InternetBasico.com for Spanish. Educators or third-parties interested in helping to spread the word can find more information at InternetEssentials.com/partner. Parents looking to enroll in the program can call 1-855-846-8376 or, for Spanish, 1-855-765-6995.

SaintAugustine Church January 06, 2014 at 12:49 PM
Azarel Computer Institute has been teaching computer literacy to the communities in and around Atlantic City for the past 6 years. This a free program offered 2x a year for 10 weeks and now with the help of Comcast Internet Essentials we are offering additional classes to the community. Going into our 12th Season and 7th year-and over 200 graduates, Azarel is proud to have worked with Internet Essentials to make available more classes. On January 14 & 15, 2014, we will offer a 2 day seminar in Microsoft Word-Times are 12:30 & 5:30, if you are interested contact the church at 609-345-0718 or sign up online at InternetEssentials.com. You do not have to be a member of the church to take advantage of these classes, these are free and open to the public.

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