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AFN Awarded Mozilla Gigabit Fund Grant

            FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Leslie Hay / leslie.hay@austinfree.net   Austin Free-Net Selected as One of 19 Mozilla Gigabit Community Fund Grantees Austin, Texas (January 27, 2017) – Austin Free-Net, an Austin-based nonprofit organization focused on providing adults digital literacy training and Internet access, has […]


Youth Web Space Celebration

This year, AFN had the unique opportunity to teach the next generation of technology  developers – High School students.  Through a one year grant with the City of Austin’s Health and Human Services Department and partnership with the City of Austin’s Youth and Family Services department, we offered multiple six […]


Sign Up for a DECA Working Group

Closing out 2016, the City of Austin Office of Telecommunications & Regulatory Affairs (TARA) staff led the last Digital Empowerment Community of Austin (DECA) meeting for the year on December 9.  Launched in 2015, DECA is a network of digital inclusion organizations and stakeholders working to improve our community’s ability […]

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New Saturday Technology Workshops

Thanks to the volunteer support from members of Lambda Alpha Nu, a computer science fraternity at the University of Texas, we recently offered two intermediate level technology workshops; Intro to Google Drive and Intro to Web Development. The undergraduate students taught several community members during the two hour Saturday workshops. […]

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