Spectrum today announced The Milwaukee Urban League has been awarded a $25,000 Spectrum Digital Education Grant for its Digital S.O.S. program, as part of a $5 million national commitment to digital education in Spectrum communities across the country.
“We are proud to support The Milwaukee Urban League, whose Digital S.O.S. program will help further our mission to provide families and seniors in the Milwaukee area with the necessary tools to grow and prosper in the digital age,” said Rahman Khan, Vice President of Community Impact for Charter Communications, Inc.
The funding from Spectrum’s Digital Education Grant creates a mobile computer lab that supports the Milwaukee Urban League’s efforts to offer employment and education services at churches, schools and community engagement events. With a new mobile lab, the organization can now showcase program offerings at off-site education workshops, senior living facilities, employment fairs, conferences, and utilize the mobile lab during its annual Youth Summit.
“This generous grant from Spectrum helps the Milwaukee Urban League bridge the invisible – but very real – digital divide across parts of Milwaukee’s African-American community,” said Dr. Eve M. Hall, President and, CEO of Milwaukee Urban League. “We will now be able to share important information about our successful education and workforce development programs, helping more individuals improve their lives.”
Spectrum Digital Education Grants is Charter’s philanthropic initiative supporting nonprofit organizations that help local community members improve their lives through digital education. This support includes financial and technology grants, PSAs and technical assistance for local nonprofit organizations. In 2019, the company received more than 200 eligible applications and awarded grants to 31 organizations across 13 states. Since the inception of Spectrum Digital Education in 2017, the company has awarded 71 financial and technology grants to local nonprofits in 41 communities.
Charter Communications, through its Spectrum brand, is committed to improving communities and impacting lives where our customers and employees live and work. More information on Spectrum Digital Education and Charter’s other signature program, Spectrum Housing Assist — a commitment to engage employees and community volunteers to improve 50,000 homes by 2020 — is available at communityimpact.spectrum.com.
Spectrum is a suite of advanced broadband services offered by Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR), a leading broadband communications company and the second largest cable operator in the United States. Spectrum provides a full range of services, including Spectrum TV®, Spectrum Internet®, Spectrum Voice®, and Spectrum Mobile™. Spectrum Business® similarly provides scalable, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to small and medium sized business organizations, including Internet access, business telephone, and TV services. Spectrum Enterprise is a national provider of scalable, fiber-based technology solutions serving many of America's largest businesses and communications service providers. Charter’s advertising sales and production services are sold under the Spectrum Reach® brand. Charter’s news and sports networks are operated under the Spectrum Networks brand. More information about Spectrum can be found at spectrum.com.
About Milwaukee Urban League
The Milwaukee Urban League was founded in 1919 and is one of the oldest Urban League affiliates in the country. Its mission is to empower communities and change lives by creating economic equity and vibrancy through education and employment, especially in Milwaukee’s African-American community.