AT&T Contribution Provides LULAC Empower Hispanic America Technology Center with Essential Technology

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

The League of United Latin America Citizens (LULAC) Institute, with help from AT&T, today unveiled its newly upgraded Empower Hispanic America with Technology Center in Lincoln.

The technology center is one of 60 such centers around the country. The centers are part of an ongoing effort to help ensure the Latino community has access to dependable and useful technology. Upgrades to the center included computer equipment, office applications software and technology curriculum. Additionally, technology support was made available to assist with the use of this new equipment.

As part of the center’s relaunch, AT&T representatives joined center staff in helping members of the community learn about the new equipment.

The technology center provides people of all ages in the Hispanic community access to the Internet as well as state-of-the-art computer equipment to complete resumes, search and apply for jobs online, prepare for college and careers and get help with homework.

“The technology center will be a valuable resource to the community of Lincoln, Nebraska because it will provide online resources to help facilitate educational opportunities and skills training which will help the Latino community succeed in school and the workforce," said LULAC National President Roger C. Rocha, Jr.

“AT&T is proud to support this initiative and delighted that we can bring additional resources to this community,” said Dustin Blythe, director-External Affairs, AT&T Nebraska. “In many ways, this center symbolizes LULAC’s commitment to developing a strong and vibrant Hispanic community through leadership development and empowerment, education advancement and economic community development.”

Individuals who visit the centers will now have access to the technology they need to complete résumés, and college applications. The new technology will also be used for GED preparation, financial aid research, online citizenship classes and job-search programs. The centers also provide individuals with the use of high-speed Internet access and basic office applications software to develop job skills and expand career options.

This effort builds upon LULAC’s long standing work with AT&T in this area which includes the initial establishment of 23 centers in 2004 and 32 centers in 2007 as well as 7 center upgrades in 2015.

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