You may have noticed on our event calendar an item about the new computer center. The Frankford CDC has been working closely with PhillyRising toward providing the community with a computer center that would be open to the public. The details have been worked out and the equipment is being installed this week at the Frankford CDC office at Griscom and Harrison Streets. Mayor Nutter will be there on Friday at noon for the ribbon cutting ceremony.
This service is badly needed in a community where the majority of the residents do not have access to the internet. The library is the only other public location where people can go to do job searches or type a resume. There will be an ample number of workstations available. The hours of availability have yet to be worked out and an announcement will be published when it is finalized.
The CDC is scheduled to host a free FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and tax filing workshop on February 26, 2012 in the new computer center.