August 24th, 2014
Diversified Community Services’ Dixon House
Awarded $11,000 from Philly KEYSPOTS
PHILADELPHIA (October 21, 2013) – Philly KEYSPOTS, a project of the Freedom Rings Partnership recently awarded Dixon House $11,000 to bring Internet access, training and technology to underserved residents in the Point Breeze section of South Philadelphia.
Dixon House, a division of Diversified Community Services located at 1920 South 20th Street, supports adults and families as they work to achieve self-sufficiency through financial literacy, safety net services and workforce training. Philly KEYSPOTS, funded by the City of Philadelphia and managed by Drexel University offers trainings at more than 70 Freedom Rings Partnership powered computer labs, primarily in North, South and West Philadelphia neighborhoods. Dixon House has been the site of a KEYSPOTS computer lab since 2011 and has serviced over 2,300 community members in the areas of job preparation, literacy courses, homework & research projects, public assistance filings, and more.
As a result of Diversifieds’ partnership with KEYSPOTS, several community members have obtained gainful employment and received support in the area of housing and utility assistance. It is a priority of Diversified to create a sustainable impact in the fight against poverty by partnering with leading community service agencies in Philadelphia.
“We are very excited about partnering with Drexel University and the Mayor’s Commission on Literacy. Dixon House is proud to be designated as a KEYSPOT; and we look forward to offering computer literacy services to adults and families in Point Breeze,” said Malik Brown, Director of Dixon House. It is the mission of Diversified Community Services to provide leadership and services that strengthens and coordinates the Point Breeze and surrounding communities’ efforts on behalf of children, youth and families, especially those that are most vulnerable. DCS’ vision is a diverse, prosperous, and vibrant Point Breeze community where all residents are treated with dignity and respect-a community where the impacts of poverty are acknowledged and action is taken to empower those in need.