Congressman Loebsack Joins LULAC, AT&T and Local Dignitaries for Grand Opening of New Tech Center in Davenport, Iowa

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The facility will include computer equipment, office applications software, and technology curriculum.

The League of United Latin America Citizens (LULAC) today unveiled a new state-of-the-art technology lab in Davenport, Iowa. The LULAC technology center, which is supported by AT&T, is one of 60 such facilities around the country. The centers are part of an ongoing effort to help ensure the Latino community has access to dependable and useful technology. The Davenport facility will 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.

As part of the grand opening, U.S. Representative Dave Loebsack, and AT&T representatives provided remarks regarding the importance of ensuring that the Latino community has access to the Internet and office applications software in order to develop job skills and expand career options. The technology center will also make state-of-the-art computer equipment available for students to complete resumes, college applications, and search and apply for jobs online.

“This technology center will be a valuable resource to our community,” said Ann Schwickerath, director for Project Renewal. “It is essential that the Latino community has access to online resources for education and skills training in order to succeed in the workforce.”

“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 Iowa. “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.”

“LULAC values the support from AT&T and is committed to ensuring that Latinos have critical access to the technology needed for GED preparation, financial aid research, and online citizenship classes,” said LULAC National President Roger C. Rocha, Jr. “By making technology available to the Latino community we can help improve opportunities for Latinos.”

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.

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, and

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