Alliance For Digital Equality Makes Extraordinary Computer Donation To Liberty City & Allapattah Schools And Overtown Youth Center In Overtown

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Alliance for Digital Equality Chairman Julius Hollis and national radio personality Tom Joyner presented Miami schools and the Overtown Youth Center with a special donation of 200 computers on Friday, February 5, 2010.

The Alliance for Digital Equality (ADE), a non-partisan, non-profit organization that seeks to bridge the technology divide between underserved ethnic and minority communities within the United States and the technology advanced marketplace, made an extraordinary donation of 50 computers to benefit Miami Northwestern Senior High School in Liberty City, 50 computers to benefit Maya Angelou Elementary School in Allapattah and 100 computers to benefit the Overtown Youth Center in Overtown. Making the donation were ADE Chairman Julius Hollis and beloved national radio personality, “The Fly Jock” Tom Joyner. Invited guests included Miami Heat superstar, Alonzo Mourning whose Alonzo Mourning Charities oversees the Overtown Youth Center, Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho, School Board Members Dr. Solomon Stinson/District 2 and Renier Diaz de la Portilla/District 5, elected officials, local business leaders and the media.

Each school received fifty(50) Hewlett Packard Compaq DC5750 computers complete with Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Athlon 64 X2 3800, 2.0GHz Processor, 1GB Memory, 80GB Hard Drive, DVD-ROM Media Drive, DVI-VGA Video Card, Microsoft XP and virus protection.

With the current state of the economy and educational budget cuts felt statewide, the students from Miami Northwestern, Maya Angelou Elementary and the Overtown Youth Center needed these computers more than ever to aid in keeping up with new technological advancements. Thanks to the ADE, these students have the chance to remain competitive and access to the same information and opportunities as children from all the United States and the world.

For images of the donations, please visit https://rcpt.yousendit.com/817084830/e37f3068f574b2ce14825afac1e22801

For video montage of the donations, please visit
http://digital-equality.org/video_gallery.php?vid=3629

Seeking to end the ever-increasing “digital divide,” ADE is becoming the leading voice of underserved communities on matters that not only pertain to technology, but to telecommunications reform and product awareness as well. By establishing “digital empowerment councils” in cities as diverse as Miami, Atlanta, Detroit, Houston, Charleston, Boston, Chicago, Washington DC and Los Angeles, actively involved citizens are able to establish and affect local policies in regards to broadband initiatives, making sure that those living in underserved communities stay on par with technological advancements.

For information on The Alliance for Digital Equality, visit http://www.alliancefordigitalequality.org. Media inquiries can be directed to Circle of One Marketing, 305-576-3790.

About The Alliance for Digital Equality
Founded in 2007, The Alliance for Digital Equality is a non-profit consumer advocacy organization that serves to facilitate and ensure equal access to technology in underserved communities. The Alliance also serves as a bridge between policymakers and minority individuals in order to help the public understand how legislative and regulatory policies regarding new technologies can impact and empower their daily lives.

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