Hearing good news is always special and this morning Cox Charities announced it had awarded CfAL with a $2,500 grant.
The grant will be used to sustain our Technology Cascade & Training Program in the City of Meriden. The goal of the program is to extend learning beyond the classroom and enhance Meriden parents’ participation in their children’s education at home.
Through this grant and financial support from other partners, 40 Meriden Family Zone parents will receive computer training. Upon completing training, these parents will be given a gently-used computer, which we will install in their home, along with a year of technical support.
Cox is teaming with Connect2Compete, a nonprofit program that brings affordable Internet to qualifying households. Eligible graduating parents can sign up for high speed internet service at $9.95 per month.
Together with Cox, we are partnering to improve the education of disadvantaged families, who have children attending public schools in Meriden that do not have a working computer in their home.
Thank you Cox Charities for this grant.
CfAL Board of Directors