Did you know?
- 43% of respondents surveyed during the Homeless Employment Report, identified a combination of lack of training, educational level or lack of education as a barrier to employment.
- According to the National Institute for Literacy, 19% of the adults in Texas have difficulty with reading, writing, and computational skills necessary to function in everyday life.
What is Getting It Done?
This program represents a partnership and sharing of resources between Austin Free-Net and Front Steps. Over the past three years, Austin Free-Net has partnered with Front Steps to provide both technology resources and training for clients at the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless (ARCH), serving over 540 students seeking basic digital literacy assistance. However, there is a dire need to provide support and assistance for clients seeking adult basic education specific training. Often times this occurs when clients need a specific ABE certification or proficiency level as a requirement for a job application or self-sufficiency program.
Thanks to City of Austin Grant for Technology Opportunities, Austin Free-Net will be launching its Digital Literacy & Adult Basic Education in August of 2016 at the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless (ARCH) located at 500 E. 7th St, Austin TX 78701.
If you would like to enroll in the program, click here.
For more information about this program, contact Austin Free-Net at 512-236-8225.
Want to help?
Consider being a tutor if you are 18 or older, able to read, write, and speak English clearly; have basic computer skills; and are willing to do the following:
- Tutor at least once a week for 1-2 hours each session;
- Commit to a minimum of 2 months or longer;
- Complete a tutor training workshop;
- Commit to restoring hope to homeless men and women;
For more information about any of our volunteer positions, please e-mail our Volunteer Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (512) 236-8225 x 120