Charter Communications, Inc. has announced that it is awarding $1.1 million to 46 nonprofit organizations through its Spectrum Digital Education grant program. This brings the total amount committed to the initiative to over $9 million. The grant program aims to support broadband technology programs, education, and training in unserved and underserved communities within Charter’s service area.
The 46 chosen organizations span across 14 states and have been selected from nearly 250 eligible applications. Among the recipients are Serving Older Adults of Southeast Wisconsin, which provides seniors with access to technology training and devices; Compudopt, which offers free technology access and education to under-resourced residents in Dallas, Texas; and Black Connect in Wesley Chapel, Florida, which focuses on increasing the number and success rate of Black-owned businesses.
Other recipients include the Kramden Institute in Durham, North Carolina, which will use the funds to deliver computer skills education and provide free refurbished computers to participants, and the Hispanic Federation, which will launch a mobile Spectrum Learning Hub to provide workforce training to low-income Latino residents in Wimauma, Florida.
Since the program’s launch in 2017, Charter has awarded 261 grants to 143 partners. These grants have funded over 30,000 digital education classes, distributed over 13,000 devices, and supported the creation of 157 tech labs. The latest round of grants demonstrates Charter’s ongoing commitment to bridging the digital divide and ensuring equal access to technology and educational opportunities.
Charter Communications, Inc., operating under the Spectrum brand, is a leading broadband connectivity company and cable operator serving more than 32 million customers in 41 states. The company offers a range of residential and business services including internet, TV, mobile, and voice. Notably, Spectrum Business provides tailored solutions for small and medium-sized companies, while Spectrum Enterprise offers customized fiber-based solutions for larger businesses and government entities.
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Source: PR Newswire