Milwaukee, WI– In response to the imperative need to help advance broadband access and literacy among the Hispanic community, Time Warner Cable (TWC) and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) have partnered to activate the “Empower Hispanic America Technology Center” at La Casa de Esperanza, Inc. in Waukesha.
La Casa de Esperanza, Inc. will host a dedication ceremony for the new technology center on Monday, December 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at its building located at 410 Arcadian Avenue in Waukesha. La Casa de Esperanza, Inc. President and CEO Anselmo Villarreal will be joined by Tom Adams, Regional Vice President Operations, TWC Wisconsin; Darryl Morin, Wisconsin former State Director, LULAC; Mayor Jeff Scrima, City of Waukesha; Joann Anton, Senator Herb Kohl’s office; Representative William Kramer, 97th Assembly District and other Hispanic community leaders.
The new technology center, which includes 10 computers and other peripheral equipment, will provide La Casa visitors with complimentary access to Time Warner Cable’s Business Class high speed Internet service and strengthen existing classes that will help Hispanics develop computer skills necessary to research career options. Additionally, the tech center will complement La Casa’s efforts to empower Latinos with educational opportunities such as financial literacy, English language classes and online citizenship curriculum in order to compete and succeed in the workforce.
Made possible by a $200,000 grant from Time Warner Cable, the Empower Hispanic America Technology Center in Waukesha is one of five created through the Time Warner Cable and LULAC partnership. Tech centers have also been sponsored in San Antonio, Texas; Kansas City, Missouri; Charlotte, NC and Cincinnati, Ohio. Time Warner Cable and LULAC plan to provide free Internet access to another 13 existing technology sites throughout the United States in 2011. La Casa de Esperanza, Inc. is a participating member of LULAC’s broadband adoption initiative, Empower Hispanic America with Technology which consists of a network of 55 community technology centers in 25 states.
About La Casa
Established in 1966, La Casa de Esperanza is a community-based organization committed to providing opportunities for those within our community to achieve full social and economic participation in society, with an emphasis on the Hispanic population. La Casa helps more than 15,000 individuals and families annually through a variety of programs and services to create positive change in the community. La Casa continues to transform every individual and family it touches, fostering hope and providing opportunities for a prosperous, engaged and connected community.
The League of United Latin American Citizens, the largest and oldest Hispanic membership organization in the country advances the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs operating through 900 LULAC councils nationwide. More information about LULAC can be found at www.LULAC.org.
About Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) is among the largest providers of video, high-speed data and phone services in the United States, connecting more than 14 million customers to entertainment, information and each other. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers data, video and phone services to businesses of all sizes, cell tower backhaul services to wireless carriers, and through its NaviSite subsidiary, enterprise-class hosting, managed application, messaging and cloud services. Time Warner Cable Media, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions. More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at www.timewarnercable.com, www.twcbc.com, www.navisite.com, and www.twcmedia.com.
Kelly Colgan, La Casa de Esperanza, Inc.; 262-832-1507
Stacy Zaja, Time Warner Cable; 414-688-0795