Funds Support Urban Digital Literacy Lift Program

CHARLOTTE, NC – (May 14, 2024) – Spectrum today announced Urban League of Central Carolinas has received a $45,000 Spectrum Digital Education grant for the Urban Digital Literacy Lift program.

Funding will support workforce development programs designed to help participants enter and advance in the workplace through Digital Literacy curriculums focused on computer and online training.  

“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, Community Impact for Charter Communications, which operates the Spectrum brand of connectivity services. “Through the Spectrum Digital Education grant program, Charter is partnering with valued nonprofits that share our commitment to create better opportunities for the communities we serve.”

A check presentation will take place at the Urban League of Central Carolinas workforce training graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 16 at 6 p.m. at Greater Mount Moriah Primitive Baptist Church at 727 West Trade Street, Charlotte. The ceremony will feature remarks from keynote speaker, Acting Secretary of Labor Julie A. Su.

The $45,000 grant is the third Spectrum Digital Education grant for Urban League of Central Carolinas, bringing total Spectrum support for the organization to $95,000 over the past six years.

“This grant is a great opportunity to further the partnership we have with Spectrum,” said Robyn Hamilton, President and CEO, Urban League of Central Carolinas. “It will bring programs to the community to address Digital Literacy and increase the Urban League of Central Carolina’s ability to empower community and change lives.”

In 2023, Spectrum awarded $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.

Spectrum’s Commitment: $9 Million and Counting

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.

About Spectrum

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32 million customers in 41 states. Over an advanced communications network, the company offers a full range of state-of-the-art residential and business services including Spectrum Internet®, TV, Mobile and Voice.

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