CHARTER AWARDS THE SHENANGO VALLEY URBAN LEAGUE $23,000 GRANT AS PART OF $1 MILLION SPECTRUM DIGITAL EDUCATION COMMITMENT
STREETSBORO, OHIO – Nov. 28, 2017 – Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) today announced that The Shenango Valley Urban League is one of the recipients of its inaugural Spectrum Digital Education Grants. Shenango Urban League will receive $23,000 to fund a mobile computer lab. The lab will operate 12 months a year and bring computer skills and training to the residents of Mercer County that may not have access to the internet or computers.
“This is going to help bring a better understanding of technology to those that may not know how to use a computer, or be afraid to,” said Dr. Erin Houston, president and CEO of the Shenango Urban League. “It will help with learning basic computer skills, resume writing, research, homework and job applications; being mobile we will be able work with our area partners, that way if you can’t come to us, we’ll come to you.”
Spectrum Digital Education is a new philanthropic initiative, designed to support nonprofit organizations that educate community members on the benefits of broadband and how to use it to improve their lives. Spectrum Digital Education grants are part of an overall $1 million commitment to provide digital education in Charter communities through financial grants, PSAs, workshops and webinars to local nonprofit organizations.
Shenango Urban League is one of 17 grant recipients nationwide chosen, from among more than 200 eligible grant applications.
“We couldn’t be more pleased with the interest generated by and the quality of the submissions received for the Spectrum Digital Education Grant Program,” said Rahman Khan, Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility for Charter Communications. “After careful review, we are confident that the organizations like the Shenango Urban League will help further our mission to provide communities in need with the necessary tools to grow and prosper in the digital age.”
“I think it’s great for Spectrum to invest in the community in the area of tech education,” stated Dr. Houston. “It speaks volumes on their commitment as a company and we are happy to be a part of it.”
Spectrum is committed to improving communities and impacting lives where our customers and employees live, work and play. We do this through our two signature programs, Spectrum Digital Education — focusing on helping families and seniors learn more about digital technology in underrepresented communities — and Spectrum Housing Assist, with a goal of making 25,000 homes safer and healthier by the year 2020.
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