MADISON, Wis. — Feb. 23, 2021 — Spectrum will join Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes at an event on Wed., Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. to discuss plans for a $15,000 Spectrum Digital Education Grant recently awarded to 100 Black Men of Madison to help connect low-income African American youth to technology. The presentation will take place during the 100 Black Men, 100 Scholars celebration.
“This pandemic has exacerbated the digital divides that are holding too many of our kids back from meeting their full potential,” said Lt. Gov. Barnes. “I applaud the partnership between Spectrum and 100 Black Men of Madison for expanding valuable digital literacy services to the Madison community.”
The $15,000 grant will help further digital education through a program designed to ensure reliable, dependable communication and interaction via webcasts to the most vulnerable members of the Madison community.
“We thank 100 Black Men for being instrumental in helping us provide support for African American youth by enhancing digital education in the Madison community,” said Rahman Khan, Vice President of Community Impact for Charter Communications, Inc., which operates the Spectrum brand of TV, Internet, Voice and Mobile products. “Through organizations like 100 Black Men of Madison we can continue to provide those in need with the resources to navigate the challenges of the digital age.”
Spectrum has surpassed its multi-year commitment to award $6 million in cash and in-kind donations to support broadband education across the company’s 41-state service area. Spectrum Digital Education is one of several philanthropic programs developed by Charter to support the communities in which Charter provides service and where its employees both live and work. Since its inception in 2017, Spectrum Digital Education has benefitted more than 56,000 individuals in 17 states and Washington, D.C. More information on Spectrum Digital Education Grants can be found at https://corporate.charter.com/digital-education/grants.