LULAC and Facebook Upgrade Empower Hispanic America with Technology Center with Essential Technology

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The upgrades will include computer equipment, laptops, office application software, and technology curriculum.

The League of United Latin America Citizens (LULAC), in an ongoing partnership with Facebook, will upgrade its Empower Hispanic America with Technology Center with state-of-the-art equipment. The upgrades will include computer equipment, laptops, office application software, and technology curriculum. In addition, technology support will be available to assist with the use of the new equipment. The technology center is part of LULAC’s Empower Hispanic America with Technology Initiative, an ongoing effort to ensure that the Latino community has access to dependable and useful technology.

WHAT: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with LULAC, Facebook and GapBuster, Inc.                        

WHO: Senator Victor R. Ramirez, Maryland State Senator
County Councilwoman Dannielle M. Glaros, Vice-Chair, District 3, Maryland
Delegate Alonzo Washington, Maryland State House of Delegates
Delegate Tawanna P. Gaines, Maryland State House of Delegates (Invited)
Reginald McKnight, Public Policy Manager, Facebook
Roger C. Rocha, Jr., National President, LULAC
Brent Wilkes, National Executive Director, LULAC
Dr. Yvette Butler, Founder and Executive Director, GapBuster, Inc.

WHEN: Monday, July 11, 2016 at 11:30am - 12:30pm

WHERE: GapBuster, Inc., 6200 Sheridan Street, Riverdale, Maryland 20737

About The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)

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 1,000 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.

About Facebook

Founded in 2004, Facebook's mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what's going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.

About GapBuster Inc.

GapBuster, Inc. AKA GapBuster Learning Center (GBLC) is a non-profit educational program dedicated to promoting higher levels of achievement and closing the performance gap of students by enriching and supplementing the learning experience. Founded in 1999, GapBuster’s vision is to close the academic achievement gap. Through supplemental education, enrichment programs, and leadership development training, GapBuster, Inc. develops well-rounded individuals positioned to excel in academic, social, and professional environments. For more information, visit http://www.gapbuster.org

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