Detroit: As a part of its community service and outreach efforts, Comcast is donating 200 Dell computers and a year’s subscription of high-speed internet service to Detroit-area Latino families.
The donations, which are a component of the Comcast Computer Literacy & Education Program, are being facilitated through seven Comcast partnership family services agencies, it was announced Dec. 20, 2006 at Latino Family Services.
According to company spokespersons, to date, 58 families have received new computers and have had their high-speed internet service installed. The remaining families will receive their computers over the next several weeks.
Through partnerships with Detroit-based Latino community and social services organizations, Comcast identified recipient families. Organizations involved in the identification process included: Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation, LA SED, Latino Cultural Educational Foundation, Latino Family Services, MexicanTown Development Corporation, SER Metro Detroit, and Southwest Counseling Solutions.
“Comcast is making this a happier holiday season for many families in our community,” said Latino Family Services Director of Prevention Programs Laura Wolan. “Having the latest technology inside their homes will help the people in this community enhance their education and ultimately their economic situations.”