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Spectrum grants $45,000 to two Madison-area nonprofits for digital literacy expansion

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Published: Sep. 24, 2020 at 9:25 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Spectrum will be granting a total of $45,000 to two Madison-area nonprofits with the goal of furthering digital literacy in under-served populations of the city.

The Urban League of Greater Madison and 100 Black Men are the recipients of this year’s grant, according to a news release.

This is the second year in a row that the Urban League will receive this grant. This year’s award will help the organization respond to COVID-19 through new a new Workforce Relief and Recovery Program to help low-income people who have experienced challenges with work. They will also expand the digital capacity of its employment program and redesign some in-person programming to virtual.

The grant to 100 Black Men will help them find technical and conventional solutions to target 3,000 low-income families to connect them reliably to the internet.

These awards are part of Spectrum’s multi-year, $6 million national commitment to digital education across the country.

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