Spectrum and the Hispanic Federation, a nationwide Latino non-profit organization, announced the opening of a Spectrum Learning Lab at the Hispanic Federation’s headquarters in Manhattan’s Financial District.
The event was marked by a ribbon-cutting ceremony that included New York State Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, officials from Spectrum and the Hispanic Federation, and representatives from many of the Federation’s partner agencies.
The Spectrum Learning Lab at the Hispanic Federation is one of more than 25 that Spectrum has established at non-profit and community organizations throughout New York City. It plans to open 40 such Learning Labs across New York City by 2020.
As part of the Learning Labs, Spectrum provides state-of-the-art technology, peripheral equipment and Internet access at no charge. The company’s commitment to the Spectrum Learning Lab includes Spectrum Internet and TV services, computer equipment and software, flat-screen HDTVs and other furnishings. The Learning Labs are designed to teach the digital literacy and life skills that are a critical component in today’s high-tech world.
At the Hispanic Federation, the Spectrum Learning Lab will be used for individual and group learning sessions via webinars, workshops and training programs. It will help students finalize online college applications, scholarship research and financial aid forms. The Learning Lab will enable more participation in computer and financial literacy programs, and provide assistance with health insurance applications.
The Spectrum Learning Lab will be a central feature of the Hispanic Federation’s Las Americas Conference Center – a six-room facility that serves as a gathering place for the growing Hispanic non-profit sector and broader Latino community. Las Americas features a main room which accommodates up to 120 participants for conferences, receptions and screenings.
“The Hispanic Federation is thrilled to be a recipient of this Spectrum Learning Lab,” said José Calderón, Hispanic Federation’s president. “The technology this lab offers us will allow us to better support our network of 100 Latino social service organizations and the community-at-large now and well into the future.”
Said Rodney Capel, Spectrum’s vice president of government affairs in the New York City region, “Spectrum is excited to open a Learning Lab with the Hispanic Federation, a group that has a strong voice for the Hispanic community. The Learning Lab is an important part of Spectrum’s commitment to the communities we serve. Through our technology, we’re giving students, parents and community members the tools they need to become more successful in life and better connected to the world.”
Founded in 1990, the Hispanic Federation supports Hispanic families and strengthens Latino institutions through work in the areas of education, health, immigration, civic engagement, economic empowerment and the environment.
Spectrum also is working with the Hispanic Federation to open a Learning Lab at its branch offices in upstate New York.
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About Hispanic Federation
The mission of the Hispanic Federation is to empower and advance the Hispanic community. The Hispanic Federation provides grants and services to a broad network of Latino non-profit agencies serving the most vulnerable members of the Hispanic community and advocates nationally with respect to the vital issues of education, health, immigration, economic empowerment, civic engagement and the environment. For more information, please visit www.hispanicfederation.org.