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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 […]


Welcome New AFN Staff Members Zan and Vanessa

We want to introduce you to two of our new team members Zan Sabatini and Vanessa Burnette.  Zan, an AmeriCorps member, joined our training department in September. He will be teaching Adult Basic Education (ABE) and digital literacy at the Austin Research Center for the Homeless.  Before coming to AFN, […]


Volunteer IT Support Keeps AFN Current

We want to send out a big Thank You to our summer  IT volunteers,  Chen Cui and Elpido “Pete” Buantello. They were a tremendous help this summer ensuring that all 155 of our public site computers were upgraded and up to date.  Chen, a student from China, contacted us in […]


Digital Inclusion Day Connects Austin

With the reading of a proclamation from the Mayor’s office, Mayor Pro-Tem Kathie Tovo officially kicked off Digital Inclusion Day on Friday, May 13. It was an exciting day for digital inclusion. We want to again thank our, sponsor Google Fiber, event partners the City of Austin, Austin Community College, and Skillpoint […]


AFN Launches Data Dashboard

What impact is AFN making on the community? Thanks to the extensive work of students from the University of Texas and Google’s Community Leadership Program, we now have an online Data Dashboard that shows viewers the impact we make every day, in real time. View the site Dashboard. AFN had the […]