Lift Zone Connects Historic West Palm Beach Center with High-Speed Internet

A computer lab is pictured in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Inside the Urban League of Palm Beach County off North Tamarind Avenue in West Palm Beach, you’ll find all types of services designed to empower community members, including the ability to access free, high-speed Internet. The center is a WiFi-connected “Lift Zone” – an effort by Comcast to bring Internet to underserved families so they can fully participate in educational opportunities and the digital economy. Take a look. šŸ‘‡

The Urban League’s building is located in the historic Coleman Park neighborhood for good reason. Patrick Franklin is the Urban League of Palm Beach County’s CEO and President. He said the location allows easy access to vital resources.

“We’re trying to address the needs of this community which are many when it comes to job training, job preparation, job placement,” said Franklin. “That’s the role that we play and that’s the role that Comcast has played with this Lift Zone here in West Palm Beach. We couldn’t do it without the partnership with Comcast.”

Comcast representatives smile with Urban League leaders for a photo.
Lift Zone Sr. Manager Raymond Smeriglio, Comcast Florida’s RSVP Jeff Buzzelli, Urban League Sr. Director of Program & Operations Tomas Evangelista, Comcast Chief Diversity Officer Loren Hudson, Comcast Florida’s VP of Government Affairs Michelle Oyola McGovern and Urban League CEO Patrick Franklin smile for a photo inside the center’s computer lab.

This Lift Zone location is just one of 94 in Comcast’s Florida Region, which includes parts of southern Alabama and southeastern Georgia. The Urban League office is located at 2107 North Tamarind Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33407.


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