Spectrum announced Greenwich House has received a $30,000 Spectrum Digital Education grant for its digital literacy and workforce development program, tailored toward Manhattan residents aged 60+ with limited mobility, immigrants, and those living on fixed incomes.
In 2023, Spectrum is awarding $1.1 million total to 46 nonprofit organizations through Spectrum Digital Education, which supports broadband technology programs, education, and training in unserved and underserved communities throughout the company’s service area.
Greenwich House will utilize the funding to expand its Digital Education curriculum at the Lifelong Skills and Opportunity Center by increasing the number of courses offered and providing door-to-door transportation for mobility-challenged participants who attend the monthly digital education seminars.
The program aims to bridge the digital divide for marginalized populations prone to social isolation, while providing access to one-on-one career coaching and wrap-around support services. The Lifelong Skills and Opportunity Center, a first of its kind job training and workforce development center, primarily serves older adults, migrants, and other communities who face barriers re-entering the workforce, with digital education programming, job search support, and skills training as well as entitlements assistance.
“The importance of expanding access to essential broadband technologies, education and training is profound in our increasingly digital world,” said Rahman Khan, Group Vice President of Community Impact, Charter. “Through the 2023 Spectrum Digital Education grant program, Charter is partnering with valued nonprofits that share our commitment to create better opportunities for the communities we serve.”
“We are profoundly grateful to Spectrum for this generous grant, which will not only enhance access to our Lifelong Skills and Opportunity Center but will also amplify our century-long commitment to empowering our neighbors by responding to community needs,” said Darren Bloch, CEO and Executive Director of Greenwich House. “In a city as vast and dynamic as New York, it is vital that we continue to equip our older adults and immigrant populations with the digital skills they need to thrive. This partnership with Spectrum is a testament to what can be achieved when dedicated organizations come together with a shared vision for a more inclusive digital future.”
Greenwich House is one of 46 nonprofit organizations across 14 states that Spectrum is supporting through the 2023 Spectrum Digital Education grants. Since the program’s 2017 launch, Spectrum has committed more than $9 million total to the initiative and has awarded 261 grants to 143 unique partners. As of September 2023, Spectrum Digital Education has helped to fund more than 30,000 digital education classes, distribute over 13,000 devices including laptops and support the creation of 157 tech labs.
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