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Launch of Techno-Women

AFN is excited to announce that we launched our new Techno-Women program on March 7, 2015! Eleven women received a $7,500 scholarship to participate in the program that will educate and certify students in COMP TIA A+ and COMPTIA Network+ Cerfications.  The 34 week program will include an internship with […]

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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 […]


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, […]


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Corporate Sponsor Highlight: IBM

Strategically planning for the future and funding programs are critical to the success of a non-profit organization. Thanks to the tremendous support of IBM over the past three years, Austin Free-Net is able to continue making an impact by providing needed digital inclusion services to the community. Through IBM’s contribution, […]


Alix AFN Volunteer Extraordinaire

Alix Potter began volunteering for Austin Free-Net in January 2015 and has served close to 800 volunteer hours in just 7 months! Since joining the team, she has been an integral part of ensuring that more than 70 students complete our Tech Starters program with the Housing Authority of the […]


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On the Move: AFN Client Success

Congratulations Dominick! He visited the DeWitty Center to share great news…a new Job! For a month, Dominick consistently came to our Job search and Computer Learning Lab to look for a new full-time position that would place him in the hotel or airlines industry. He had a part-time position with […]


Meet AFN Client J.R.

J.R.’s persistence and positive outlook shines whenever she comes to the DeWitty center computer and learning lab. Visually impaired and a recent breast cancer survivor, J.R. uses AFN’s free Internet access and support to find a new job. She would like to work again in the higher education field, which […]

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Austin Free-Net Awarded Broadband Grant!

For immediate release October 1, 2010 Contact: Dale Thompson, Acting Executive Director, Austin Free-Net (512) 236-8225 x10 Austin Free-Net, MAIN and Technology For All will work together to create broadband technology opportunities for underserved and vulnerable Texans On September 13, 2010, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke announced 35 American Recovery […]