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Digital skills classes for caregivers

PHLConnectED is partnering with local community organizations to offer digital skills classes to caregivers of pre-K–12 students.

Process and eligibility

Caregivers can enroll in a class by contacting the community-based providers below. A caregiver may be a parent, foster parent, grandparent, older sibling, or anyone living in a household that is supporting a pre-K–12 student.

All classes allow you to earn certificates for digital skills in three areas:

  • Essential computer skills: Basic computer skills, using the internet, email, and features of Windows and Mac operating systems
  • Essential software skills: Using Google and Microsoft applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Using technology in daily life: Social media, information literacy, K–12 distance learning tools, career searching skills, and your digital footprint

If you need assistance, a Digital Navigator can help you find the best class.

Find a class in your area using the sections below:


North Philadelphia

Temple University

Norris Homes Digital Equity Center
1915 N. 11th St., 19122

To enroll, call (267) 326-1262 or email igc@temple.edu.

Course title Description When
Introduction to Computers and the Internet Two-session, in-person course. Participants should attend both sessions. Topics include navigating Windows 10, internet browsing, internet safety, Microsoft Office, and using technology in daily life. First two Saturdays of every month, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Introduction to Computers and the Internet Four-session, in-person course. Participants should attend all 4 sessions. Topics include navigating Windows 10, internet browsing, internet safety, Microsoft Office, and using technology in daily life. First two weeks of each month, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 – 11 a.m.
Introduction to Computers and the Internet Four-session, in-person course. Participants should attend all 4 sessions. Topics include navigating Windows 10, internet browsing, internet safety, Microsoft Office, and using technology in daily life. First two weeks of each month, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9 – 11 a.m.

West Philadelphia

Drexel University, Beachell Family Learning Center

Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships
3509 Spring Garden St., 19104

To enroll, call (215) 571-4056.

Course title Description When
Digital skills training In-person, instructor-led class. Topics covered include basic digital skills like using a keyboard and mouse, email, the internet browser, and a desktop. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 5 – 7 p.m.
Self-paced digital skills training Public computer lab offers online lessons, ability to work at your own pace, and a staff person for support. 12 computers are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Complete the four main modules, earn a certificate, and get a laptop computer (while supplies last). Monday – Thursday, 1 – 5 p.m.
Fridays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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