In response to the imperative need to help advance broadband access and literacy among the Hispanic community, Time Warner Cable (TWC) and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) have partnered to activate the “Empower Hispanic America Technology Center” at the LULAC National Educational Service Center (LNESC) in Kansas City.
LNESC today hosted a dedication ceremony for the new technology center at its building at 148 N. Topping Ave in Kansas City, Mo. LNESC Executive Director Mike Macias, Time Warner Cable representatives, local elected officials and other area Hispanic community leaders were present at the event.
The new technology center includes 10 computers and other peripheral equipment, and provides LNESC visitors with complimentary high-speed internet access, thereby strengthening existing classes that help Hispanics develop computer skills necessary to research career options. Additionally, the tech center complements LNESC’s efforts to empower Latinos with educational opportunities such as financial literacy, English language classes and online citizenship curriculum that will help them compete and succeed in the workforce.
Made possible by a $200,000 grant from Time Warner Cable, the Empower Hispanic America Technology Center in Kansas City is one of five created through the Time Warner Cable and LULAC partnership. Tech centers have also been sponsored in San Antonio; Charlotte, N.C.; Waukesha, Wis.; and Cincinnati. Time Warner Cable and LULAC are also providing free Internet access to another 13 technology sites throughout the United States this year.
LNESC is a participating member of LULAC’s broadband adoption initiative, Empower Hispanic America with Technology, which consists of a network of 60 community technology centers in 27 states.
About the LNESC Kansas City
In an effort to create lifelong learners and leaders within the Hispanic community, LNESC strives to provide the highest quality educational opportunities possible. LNESC seeks to develop America’s future workforce by effectively preparing young people for the jobs of the new economy. LNESC Kansas City, which serves both Kansas and Missouri, is led by Michael Macias. LNESC Kansas City has a number of programs that are highly respected in the community and have helped local youth achieve their personal and professional goals. LNESC has 14 centers in the United States, including one in Puerto Rico.
The League of United Latin American Citizens, the largest and oldest Hispanic membership organization in the country, advances the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs operating through 880 LULAC councils nationwide. More information about LULAC can be found at www.LULAC.org.
About Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) is among the largest providers of video, high-speed data and voice services in the United States, connecting more than 14 million customers to entertainment, information and each other. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers data, video, and voice services to businesses of all sizes, cell tower backhaul services to wireless carriers and, through its NaviSite subsidiary, enterprise-class hosting, managed application, messaging and cloud services. Time Warner Cable Media, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions. More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at www.timewarnercable.com, www.twcbc.com, www.navisite.com, and www.twcmedia.com.