First Corinthian Baptist Church Community Development Corporation organization receives digital education grant


Spectrum announced today that the First Corinthian Baptist Church Community Development Corporation has received a Spectrum Digital Education grant of $ 8,000 for its Senior Connect program. The grant is part of the company’s five-year, $ 7 million commitment to digital education in Spectrum communities across the country.

The Dream Center, based in Manhattan’s Harlem neighborhood and founded by the FCBC Community Development Corporation, will use the funds to expand its Senior Connect program virtually and in person throughout the year, and to upgrade and expand equipment and on-premise software.

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The FCBC Community Development Corporation is the recipient of the grant for the second consecutive year. In 2020, the organization received $ 5,000 to support the Senior Connect program, which has seen continued growth and demand.

The Dream Center’s mission is to unlock and cultivate community opportunities through transformative programs focused on the creative arts, leadership development and economic empowerment.

FCBC Community Development Corporation is a catalyst to transform, challenge and empower individuals to realize their endless possibilities through education, the arts, health awareness and civic engagement. .

“We commend the FCBC Community Development Corporation for its broadband education initiatives and for helping us support efforts to promote digital literacy in the Harlem community,” said Rahman Khan, vice president of the Harlem community. community impact of Charter Communications, Inc., which operates the Spectrum brand. broadband connectivity products. “Through this partnership with the FCBC Community Development Corporation, the Spectrum Digital Education program is able to bring essential resources to those in need, and we look forward to working with them on this transformative project.

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Desiree Elder, Executive Director of FCBC Community Development Corporation and The Dream Center, said, “We are very honored to partner with Spectrum again for Senior Connect. Last year, we were able to help over 200 senior participants bridge the digital divide. This year, we hope to double that number. What I love about this program is that it not only improves digital literacy but also gives a sense of community to everyone involved.

New York Lt. Gov. Brian A. Benjamin said, “Digital literacy and equity is a key issue in bridging the big gap between quality education and socioeconomic status. Kudos to FCBC Community Development Corporation for once again receiving an $ 8,000 Spectrum Digital Education grant, which will go a long way to supporting the organization’s Senior Connect program – bringing us one step closer to bridging the digital divide.

Through the use of technology, the Senior Connect program aims to inspire older people and reconnect families, create community, develop self-confidence and make the world of technology less intimidating.

The program teaches seniors the basics of the Internet such as setting up email and social media, the fundamentals of productivity and online collaboration, and setting up online accounts for invoices and programs. government assistance.

The FCBC Community Development Corporation is one of four New York City recipients of the 2021 Spectrum Digital Education Grant program. The Hispanic Federation, the Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation, and the Brooklyn YWCA will also receive a grant.

The FCBC Community Development Corporation is one of 49 nonprofits across the country that Spectrum supports through the Spectrum Digital Education 2021 grants.

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Since the launch of Spectrum Digital Education in 2017, Spectrum has donated $ 7 million in cash and in-kind for digital literacy programs reaching nearly 70,000 people in 20 states and Washington, DC. More information about Spectrum Digital Education is available here.

Charter sponsors several philanthropic programs in addition to Spectrum Digital Education, including Spectrum Scholars, a scholarship for under-represented students in financial need; Spectrum Employee Community Grants, which supports the local volunteer activities of Charter employees; Spectrum Community Investment Loan Fund, which supports small businesses and minority-owned businesses whose goods and services help meet the basic needs of financially underserved communities; and Spectrum Community Assist, which supports the revitalization of community centers in rural and urban areas, and investment in skills training programs in underserved communities within the company’s footprint.

More information on Charter’s philanthropic initiatives is available here.


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Over an advanced communications network, the company offers a full range of state-of-the-art residential and commercial services, including Spectrum Internet®, TV, Mobile and Voice.

For small and medium-sized businesses, Spectrum Business® offers the same suite of broadband products and services coupled with special features and applications to improve productivity, while for large businesses and government entities, Spectrum Enterprise provides solutions to highly customized fiber base. Spectrum Reach® offers tailor-made advertising and production for the modern media landscape.

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