Charter Communications announced the recipients of its 2021 Spectrum Digital Education grants. These awards – which totaled $1 million – were tendered to 49 nonprofits in 16 U.S. states and Washington, D.C.. The program is part of a 2017 five-year, $7 million commitment to “support digital literacy in communities.” Recipients will use the funds for broadband technology programs and training, particularly in financially underserved rural and urban communities within Charter’s service area.
“As one of the nation’s largest internet service providers, Charter is committed to supporting programs that promote digital literacy in the communities we serve,” said Rahman Khan, the VP of Community Impact for Charter, which operates the Spectrum brand of internet, TV, mobile and voice services. “The organizations supported by this year’s grants are doing important work, such as developing technology programs to help families achieve financial stability and economic self-sufficiency, and teaching senior citizens how to use broadband to better connect with family. Through our partnerships with these nonprofits, we are giving people tools and resources to help them succeed and live fuller lives in today’s digital society.”
- California – Building Skills Partnership, Community Tech Network, East San Gabriel Valley Japanese Community Center, Great Harvest Community Center, Jacob’s Heart Children’s Cancer Support Services, Loaves Fishes & Computers, Plaza Comunitaria Sinaloa and Resource for Education Advocacy Communication and Housing.
- Florida – Seniors In Service of Tampa Bay.
- Georgia – Georgia Extension 4-H Foundation.
- Hawaii – Hawaii County Economic Opportunity Council and Hawaii State Rural Health Association.
- Kentucky – Louisville Metro Housing Authority Development Corp. and Louisville Urban League.
- Massachusetts – Elder Services of Worcester Area and MAB Community Services.
- Missouri – Goodwill of Western Missouri and Eastern Kansas, St. Louis Arc, The LaunchCode Foundation and Urban League of Greater Kansas City.
- Montana – Code Girls United.
- New York – First Corinthian Baptist Community Development Corporation, Hispanic Federation, Interfaith Works of Central New York, Northern Manhattan Improvement Corp., The Service Collaborative of WNY, The YWCA of Brooklyn and Westcott Community Center.
- North Carolina – Adult Center for Enrichment, E2D, HUBZone Technology Initiative, INTech Camp for Girls and Kramden Institute.
- Ohio – Ashbury Community Services, Central Community House of Columbus, Collinwood and Nottingham Village Development Corporation, Homeless Hands of Zanesville, Goodwill Industries of Central Ohio and Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio.
- South Carolina – Communities In Schools of South Carolina and Palmetto Care Connections.
- Tennessee – Boys & Girls Clubs in Tennessee.
- Virginia – LGBT Technology Institute.
- Washington, D.C. – EveryoneOn, LULAC National Educational Service Centers and OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates.
- Wisconsin – Digital Bridge and YWCA Southeast Wisconsin.
- Wyoming – Wyoming State Museum Volunteers.