AT&T Invests to Update LULAC’s Relocated and Expanded Empower Hispanic America Technology Center in Philadelphia

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

On August 5, the League of United Latin America Citizens (LULAC), with the support of AT&T, will unveil its newly upgraded and relocated Empower Hispanic America Technology Center at the LULAC National Education Service Center (LNESC) Philadelphia located in the city’s Fishtown section with state-of-the-art equipment. The technology center is one of 60 such facilities around the country.

The centers are part of an ongoing effort to ensure that the Latino community has access to dependable and useful technology. Upgrades to the new and expanded center include computer equipment, office applications software, and technology curriculum. Additionally, technology support will be made available to assist with the use of this new equipment.

What: Press conference to cut the ribbon at LNESC Philadelphia’s expanded Empower Hispanic America Technology Center at the Fishtown Recreation Center in Philadelphia

Who: Shane Weller, Center Director for LNESC Philadelphia    
David Perez, LULAC National Director of Development
Mary Isaacson, ‎Chief of Staff to Representative Michael O'Brien, PA House of Representatives
Jason Aleman, Vice President, Philadelphia Youth Network
Joseph Divis, Executive Director – External Affairs, AT&T
Center users and local community members

When: Friday, August 5, 2016
10:15 – 10:45 a.m.

Where: Fishtown Recreation Center
1202 E. Montgomery
Philadelphia, PA 19125

Why: The LNESC Philadelphia technology center has been upgraded with state of the art equipment through funding from AT&T. Individuals who visit the center 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 and other services offered by the center. The center also provides 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.

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 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.

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