In June 2011, Turning the TIDE was selected to participate in the Freedom Rings project, funded by the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP), Public Computer Center (PCC), and Sustainable Broadband Adoption (SBA) grant awards respectively from the United States Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration. Through these grants, Philadelphia FIGHT and Turning the Tide have worked together to maintain a Public Computing Center (or KEYSPOT) at Turning the Tide and offer training and technology services to the community served by Turning the Tide. Through these grants Turning the TIDE has received 11 new state of the art computers, software and hardware, network server and technical support. Additionally, Turning the TIDE will receive up to $10,350 per year over a two-year period to cover the cost of employing a part-time Public Computer Center Assistant.
June 1, 2018