The same companies that support us BLack people should
support them. It’s give and give back to show appreciation. That
even helps us even more. What you put into something is what
comes out of it.
AT&T Foundation, announced a $1.6 million AT&T AccessAll
grant to the National Urban League to support opportunities
technology career development. AT&T Foundation grant will launch
new Digital Career Academies, expand what’s offered at 11 academies
around the country.
THe grant is part of the 3year $100 million AT&T AccessALL
iniative to give technology to underserved communities.
A lot of the fastest growing careers in America
ask for computer skills and focus on the technology
industry. The Digital Career Academies will make certain that
our BLACK people are prepared to go head to head with
people in today’s technology driven job market.
The 2006 grant has 11 existing Digital Career Academies
will keep providing instruction in digital media as well as
IT administration. The 5 new academy sites which will be
chosen based on competitive process open to Urban
League affiliates, will focus on video game
programming and IT administration career
development. All 16 project sites will provide
service offerings to include basic and
intermediate technology skills training,
career counseling, internship and job placement
Many jobs in technology offer people
better career opportunities and earning potential.
THe National Urban League’s Digital Career
Academies program will assist OUR BLACK
people in finding and securing technology
AT&T support for the National Urban
LEague is showing the company’s commitment
to strengthen opportunities in education and
technology job training across multiple
11 existing Digital Career Academies expand
technology training programs with the AT&T
Los Angeles Urban League
* Greater Sacramento Urban League, in California
* Urban League of Greater Hartford, Inc., in Connecticut
* Urban League of Champaign County, in Illinois
* Urban League of Madison County, Inc., in Indiana
* Grand Rapids Urban League, in Michigan
* Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, Inc.
* Akron Community Service Center and Urban League, in Ohio
* Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City, Inc.
* Urban League of Greater Dallas and North Central Texas
* Urban League of Racine and Kenosha, Inc., in Wisconsin
After learning about what AT&T is doing, I will always
keep that in mind whenever I hear or read about this
company. It gets me to wondering what are some other
companies that are charitable to OUR Black race’s
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