Digital Divide

Telemundo 44 and Comcast Present Latin American Youth Center with 200 Laptops & Complimentary Internet Essentials Service for Families

Giveaway encourages multigenerational connection as part of national NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises campaign
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Telemundo 44, in partnership with Comcast’s Internet Essentials program and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, celebrated Dia de los Reyes (Three Kings Day) on January 6 and presented 200 free laptops to families who are served by the nonprofit Latin American Youth Center (LAYC), which serves over 4,000 youth and families through youth centers, school-based sites and public charter schools in the District of Columbia

Duke Energy Donates $10,000 to Copeland Elementary School in Surry County, N.C.

Funds will help ensure that all students now have online access
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CHARLOTTE, N.C., January 6, 2021 /3BL Media/ – The Duke Energy Foundation has awarded Copeland Elementary School in Surry County, N.C., a $10,000 Duke Energy Renewables grant to fund the purchase of Chromebooks for students.

#DigitalGiveBack: Help Close the Digital Divide by Donating Your Unwanted Electronics To Students in Need

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Connectivity has never been more important, yet more than half of the world’s population is still missing out on its life-changing benefits, particularly in rural and developing regions. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the effects of this digital divide, as connectivity has become a lifeline for education, healthcare, work, and staying connected with loved ones. Further threatening equity in education is a scarcity of suitable devices for students to use in distance learning.

Truist Cares Grant Helps Close Digital Divide for 2,100 Students

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The COVID-19 pandemic made the back-to-school season anything but routine for parents with school-aged children, and remote learning proved more of a challenge for some. Inequities in internet and technology access existed before the pandemic. But a Truist Cares grant to Community Education Alliance, who worked with Empowering Communities Corp, helped bridge the gap so students could thrive academically, socially and emotionally.

Invesco Cares Donates $54,000 for Student Technology and Supplies

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In a school year like no other, Invesco Cares chapters have stepped up with Operation Backpack to help students thrive despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Since August, Invesco Cares chapters across North America have donated a collective $54,000 to 11 schools and nonprofits benefiting local students. Each market received $6,000 to donate to organizations of their choice to support basic technology and school supply needs for children in communities Invesco operates.

Truist Awards $2.5 Million Grant to TechSoup COVID Recovery Fund

Funding to underwrite nonprofit tech costs during COVID-19 pandemic and expand digital transformation efforts to move small nonprofits to the cloud
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SAN FRANCISCO, November 12, 2020 /3BL Media/ – TechSoup, the leading nonprofit network provider of technology solutions to civil society organizations globally, today announced that it has received a $2.5 million grant from Truist Financial Corporation to support the TechSoup COVID Recovery Fund, a gap-filling funding measure that helps grassroots nonprofits make critical technology investments while continuing to serve the most vulnerable communities through the coronavirus crisis and into the future.

Good Broadband for Everyone

By Pat Gelsinger, CEO, VMware
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Since the pandemic hit and millions of us retreated to our homes, the situation has cast a bright spotlight on the problem of ubiquitous broadband. Access to the Internet is now more essential than owning a car for many of us, yet an estimated 40 million in the U.S. currently lack high-speed Internet. Large swaths of rural America – not connected. Underserved urban populations – not connected.

Laptop, Hot Spot Donations Help Bridge Digital Divide

Edison International donates $520,000 to the California Bridging the Digital Divide Fund, including refurbished laptops and cash donations to purchase hot spots for schools in need.
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When the pandemic and distance learning first began eight months ago, Clement Middle School Principal Wes Cullen made sure all of his sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students who needed Chromebooks and hot spots got them. The effort was part of a larger one led by the Redlands Unified School District

VMware's Commitment to Nonprofit Digital Transformation

By Jessamine Chin, Director, VMware Foundation
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COVID-19 has accelerated the adoption of technologies and behaviors, like a distributed workforce, that can be widely beneficial. However, we also have seen significant setbacks, especially for historically marginalized communities, exacerbating existing inequities in our society.

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