Event at the Chapman Partnership for the Homeless offers opportunity for school age children to connect to the Internet, plus donation of 1,000 sackpacks to Miami-Dade County Families.
WHAT: Comcast and Miami-Dade County community and civic leaders will host the national kick off of year three of Internet Essentials on August 13th at the Chapman Partnership for the Homeless. A series of national and local Internet Essentials milestones will be announced, including the total number of families enrolled to date and 2013 program enhancements. Comcast will also announce details of its new relationship with the Chapman Partnership and the families it serves that have and will attain self-sufficiency and house stability, as well as present the Chapman Partnership with 1,000 sackpacks with basic school supplies as part of its new partnership with The Office Depot Foundation that will be used for the facility’s current and future school children.
Internet Essentials is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption initiative, providing low-cost Internet service and computer equipment and free digital literacy training. For more information visit www.InternetEssentials.com.
WHO: Miami-Dade County Superintendent of Public Schools, Alberto Carvalho; Miami Mayor, Tomas Regalado; Miami-Dade League of Cities President and Miami Beach Commissioner, Deede Weithorn; Comcast Executive Vice President, David L. Cohen; United Way President and CEO of Miami Dade County, Harve Mogul; President and CEO of Cuban National Council, Guarione Diaz; President & CEO of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Miami-Dade County, Lydia Muniz; and more.
This event will take place Tuesday, August 13 at 11 a.m. at Chapman Partnership, 1550 North Miami Avenue, Miami, FL
The men and women behind the curtain:
The Chapman Partnership is a homeless facility that houses about 150 homeless school-aged children. The Miami –Dade School Board has arranged for school buses to transport these students daily to the schools they attended before they resided at Chapman. The Miami-Dade County School system is one of the leading advocates for Internet Essentials, spreading the word about the program to students both locally and throughout the country.
Internet Essentials from Comcast is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption program. It provides low-cost broadband service for $9.95 a month plus tax; the option to purchase an Internet-ready computer for under $150; and multiple options to access free digital literacy training in print, online, and in-person. A household is eligible to participate if it has at least one child eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), is located where Comcast offers Internet service, has not subscribed to Comcast Internet service within the last 90 days, and does not have an overdue Comcast bill or unreturned equipment. Families that enroll in the program can continue to enjoy the service as long as one child eligible to participate in the NSLP is living in the household.