On Wednesday, July 19, 2023, Spectrum awarded the Greater Milwaukee Foundation $45,000 as part of Spectrum’s Digital Education Grant Program. A portion of the grant is being used for a Microsoft Office Certification class for students in Milwaukee. A check presentation took place during the class, and each of the participants in the class received a new Google Chromebook courtesy of Spectrum.
The funding creates a mobile computer lab to support the Milwaukee Urban League’s efforts to offer employment and education services at churches, schools and community engagement events. With the grant, the organization will showcase program offerings at off-site education workshops, senior living facilities, employment fairs and 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 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.”