Daily Archives: February 17, 2016

AFN Student Success: Meet Jan

Jan Morgan’s curiosity about computers and the Internet has led her to new opportunities she did not imagine. Jan is a single parent who lives in the Lakeside apartments, a residence subsidized by the Housing Authority of the City of Austin. She is also a proud graduate of AFN’s Tech-Starters I […]

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New Refugee Services of TX Program

Congratulations to our new class of technology students! Partnering with the Refugee Services of Texas, AFN was awarded a Hyatt Community Grant to provide digital literacy classes to adult refugees in Austin. Our bilingual instructor Astrid Duenas recently worked with Spanish speaking students from Cuba and Honduras. The adults were eager […]

Welcome New AFN Board Member

Austin Free-Net is happy to introduce the newest member to our board of directors, Elizabeth Quintanilla. Elizabeth is a positive, creative, people-oriented, performance-driven Marketing Gunslinger: As a consultant and speaker, she focuses on understanding the customer perspective and consults on a variety of topics: online technologies and strategies, social business, […]

COA Digital Empowerment Community

The Digital Inclusion Program of the City of Austin recently launched the Digital Empowerment Community of Austin (DECA), a cohesive network of organizations and stakeholders working to provide access to technology in our community. On Friday, January 22 more than 40 community stakeholders from nonprofits, government, private companies, the academic community and […]

Volunteer Training Summit Builds Connections

How can we better serve the needs of our clients?  This was one of the many questions discussed at AFN’s first Digital Literacy Volunteer Training Summit held on January 29, 2016.  AFN volunteers and non-profit staff members from several organizations attended the half day free event hosted by the Housing […]