PHOENIX — A Valley charity is stepping up to help people who can’t afford to pay for Internet.
Wednesday was the ribbon cutting ceremony for Friendly House’s new state-of-the-art technology center near First Avenue and Lincoln Street in downtown Phoenix.
The center offers free Internet access through 20 computers and an 80-inch monitor. Friendly House President Mark Mazone said people can use it to take online classes and more.
“They can use it to update resumes and get some instruction there,” he said. “It can be in the form of job search, it can be in the form of language instruction and more.”
The center has the ability to transmit real-time classes to up to 500 people at a time. It’s designed to help low-income people in the immediate neighborhood that Friendly House is a part of, but the center is free and open to anyone. It was made possible in part by a $75,000 donation from Cox Communications.
Friendly House has been in Phoenix for 94 years, and Mazone said it helps a lot of people.
“We help with things like immigration, adult education, GED. We have a charter school, workforce development and healthcare services for the elderly.”
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