About Us

What is the Freedom Rings Partnership?

In the digital age, a computer and Internet access is a necessity, yet 41% of Philadelphians do not have access. Formed to tackle this problem, the Freedom Rings Partnership is comprised of grassroots organizations, government, and universities bringing internet access, training and technology to communities citywide.

The Freedom Rings Partnership will:

  • Establish 77 public computer centers
  • Provide over 200,000 hours of hands-on training to 15,000 people at over 130 training locations citywide
  • Distribute over 5,000 computers to public housing residents
  • Generate 5,000 new broadband household subscribers and 50 small business subscribers­

 The Benefits of the Freedom Rings Partnership

Computers, Internet access and training will allow people to access job opportunities, build computer skills, apply for public benefits, pay bills online, find life-saving health information, read daily news, complete schoolwork, and gain needed social support.

Who is it for?

You!  Free computer use, Internet access and training are offered to anyone and everyone! 

When can I start?

Freedom Rings Computing Centers and Training Programs will be popping up around town starting Spring and Summer 2011 

Where can I find a location?

Trainings will be offered at 130 locations citywide and we will be opening 78 Freedom Rings Computing Centers, primarily in North, South and West Philadelphia neighborhoods.    

How can I find out more?

Call 311 or the Freedom Rings Partnership Hotline at (215) 851-1990.  Make sure to register on this site to receive emails about upcoming trainings and the openings of Freedom Rings Computing Centers.