Albuquerque, New Mexico (PRWEB) June 01, 2016
AT&T* and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) are teaming up to open a new technology center in Rio Arriba County. The center will be located inside the Oñate Center in Alcalde and will include high-speed internet and new computer and networking equipment that will be available to the public.
A ribbon cutting will be held at the center on Wednesday, June 1 at 4:00pm at 848 State Road 68 in Alcalde.
The center is made possible by a LULAC Empower Hispanic America with Technology grant funded by AT&T. LULAC awarded the grant to SER, Jobs for Progress, Inc., which selected the Oñate Center location and plans to use it in conjunction with the Northern Area Local Workforce Development Board to expand outreach efforts by giving job seekers and business customers in the area access to resources of New Mexico’s workforce system. For example, job seekers can use the center to work on their resumes, search for job opportunities and apply online.
“In an increasingly technology-driven world, it is critically important that New Mexico’s communities have access to the computer equipment and high-speed internet they need,” said Terri Nikole Baca, Director of External Affairs for AT&T. “We are proud to support this technology center, an important resource for the people of Rio Arriba County.”
The new technology center is part of Rio Arriba’s plans to revitalize the Oñate Center into a multi-use facility for economic development, tourism and heritage activities.
“LULAC remains at the forefront of efforts to ensure that the Latino community has access to up-to-date technology,” said LULAC National President Roger C. Rocha, Jr. “Efforts such as the opening of the new technology center in Rio Arriba County provide Latinos with access to broadband and computer equipment which help ensure they have the education and skills training necessary for them to succeed.”
Since 2004, AT&T and LULAC have partnered to establish and upgrade 60 Empower Hispanic America with Technology Centers across the country, including several in New Mexico.
Just last month, AT&T also announced it invested nearly $175 million in its New Mexico wireless and wired networks during 2013-2015, driving a wide range of upgrades to reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for residents and businesses.
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The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with over 1000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit http://www.LULAC.org
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