AT&T Invests to Update LULAC’s Empower Hispanic America with Technology Center in Orlando, Florida

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Upgrades to the center will include computer equipment, office applications software, and technology curriculum.

On June 24th, the League of United Latin America Citizens (LULAC), with the support of AT&T, will unveil a newly upgraded Technology Center with state-of-the-art equipment in Orlando. The new center located at the Latino Leadership, Inc. facilities, is one of 60 such centers around the country.

The centers are part of an ongoing effort led by LULAC’s Empower Hispanic America with Technology program to ensure that the Latino community has access to dependable and useful technology. Upgrades to the center will include computer equipment, office applications software, and technology curriculum.

Latino Leadership, Inc. serves the Hispanic community in Central Florida through several key programs, including the Santiago & Friends | Family Center for Autism which provides culturally- and linguistically-sensitive services to families impacted by autism.

To help kick off the newly upgraded facilities, AT&T volunteers and Santiago & Friends’ campers will work together to decorate frames that will be displayed at the newly revamped center.

What:    Press Conference and Ribbon Cutting event to reopen LULAC’s Empower Hispanic America Technology Center in Orlando. During event, AT&T volunteers together with Santiago & Friends youth campers will decorate frames that will be displayed at the center.

Who:    Representative Rene Plasencia
Representative Mike Miller
Dr. Lydia Medrano, LULAC
Marucci Guzmán, Latino Leadership, Inc.
Troy McNichols, AT&T

When:    Friday, June 24th - 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Where:    Latino Leadership, Inc.
8617 E. Colonial Drive
Suite 1600
Orlando, FL 32817

Why:    The LULAC technology centers will be upgraded with state of the art equipment through funding from AT&T. Individuals who visit the centers will now have access to technology in order to complete résumés and college applications. The technology will be used for GED preparation, financial aid research, online citizenship services, and job-search programs. The centers also provide individuals with the use of high-speed Internet access, computer equipment and basic office applications software to develop job skills, research career options, educational opportunities and other resources.

Visuals:    Ribbon cutting ceremony & center facilities
        Santiago & Friends campers using new technology
        Center youth & volunteers working on frames for Center

Contact:    Rosie Montalvo, AT&T Media Relations
        Phone: 407-325-3014
        Email: Rosie.montalvo1(at)att(dot)com
        Twitter: @rmontalvoFL

More information about Santiago & Friends: http://www.santiagoandfriends.com

For more information, contact Rosie Montalvo, 407-325-3014

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