Every American should have at-home access to the Internet and a computer, and should be equipped with relevant and appropriate digital literacy training and education to improve their economic opportunities.
White Plains, NY (PRWEB) May 31, 2017
Attorney Richard St. Paul, founder of the St. Paul Law Firm, was recently named co-chair of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Connects board. The Connects board, designed to bridge relationships with members of the minority communities, will launch by providing free coding courses in New York City schools beginning in October 2017.
“It’s an honor to be appointed co-chair of AIPAC’s Connects board,” said St. Paul, an experienced civil rights attorney and executive board member and legal redress for the New Rochelle, NY, chapter of the NAACP. “I look forward to helping build long-lasting connections between two important communities. With its high concentrations of Jewish-American and African-American communities, New York is an ideal location to launch our efforts.”
The black community unemployment rate is double the employment rate (8.8%) in the U.S. and unemployment among black youth is triple the black employment rate of the U.S. (29%). According to Glassdoor, the world’s most transparent job and recruiting marketplace, out of the top 25 highest paying U.S. jobs listed, 11 were in tech.
“This is why AIPAC Connects chooses to focus on coding, to provide economic opportunity to students living in the urban centers of New York City,” added St. Paul, who recently hosted a panel discussion entitled “Israel and the African-American Community” at an AIPAC conference in Washington, DC. “Every American should have at-home access to the Internet and a computer, and should be equipped with relevant and appropriate digital literacy training and education to improve their economic opportunities.”
St. Paul, a former New Rochelle City Councilman and Deputy Mayor who has been called on for his legal and political expertise for Fox News and New York 1’s “Inside City Hall,” will help lead the Connects board to extend its outreach to urban centers with high populations of black and Jewish communities throughout the U.S.
About Richard St. Paul, St. Paul Law Firm
Richard St. Paul is licensed in the State of New York and the District of Columbia. He is an experienced litigator and has represented clients in federal, state and local courts. Practice areas of the St. Paul Law firm include civil rights, business law, civil litigation, commercial/residential real estate, employment law, family law, government affairs, personal injury and wills and trusts. For more information, please call (914) 517-7568, or visit http://www.thestpaullawfirm.com. The law office is located at 445 Hamilton Ave., White Plains, NY 10601.
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