Amidst the blue and white ribbons, new computers and many west side neighbors, it was the smiles on students’ and seniors’ faces that stood out most during the celebration of the new AT&T Connected Learning Center in Chicago.
As part of our $2 billion commitment to help bridge the digital divide, AT&T just launched the company’s latest center inside Marillac St. Vincent Family Services.
AT&T Connected Learning Centers are housed within local organizations across the U.S., such as Marillac, which support underserved populations, including some of our nation’s most vulnerable students and families. This new center provides free access to:
- High-speed AT&T Fiber internet and Wi-Fi
- Dell Computers
- Education tools such as The Achievery, a new digital learning platform created by AT&T, and digital literacy workshops created with the Public Library Association
- Volunteer and mentoring support from AT&T employees
Overland-Tandberg, a leading Black-owned global technology and IT services company, led the onsite configuration of the computers at Marillac. AT&T also contributed $50,000 in support of the center’s programming.
Take a peek at the video below to see what the community is saying about this new connectivity resource in Chicago – how it’s vital to eLearning, digital literacy and so much more.