AT&T Investment Helps Reopen LULAC Technology Center in San Jose

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“Empower Hispanic America Technology Center” helps connect underserved with improved tech

On November 30, the League of United Latin America Citizens (LULAC), with the help of AT&T, will upgrade its Empower Hispanic America Technology Center, located in San Jose, CA with state of the art equipment. The technology center is one of 60 such centers 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 center 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.

What: Press conference with FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel to announce LULAC’s Empower Hispanic America Technology Center in San Jose, CA

Who: Brent Wilkes, National Executive Director, LULAC
Ron Gonzales, President and CEO, Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley
Magdalena Carrasco, Councilmember, San Jose City, District 5
Tedi Vriheas, Executive Director, External Affairs AT&T California

When: Wednesday, November 30, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Where: Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley, 14271 Story Rd, San Jose, CA 95127

Why: AT&T has provided a grant to LULAC technology centers with state of the art equipment. Individuals who visit the centers will now have access to technology in order to complete résumés, college applications, and take part in 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.

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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 1000 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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