Charter Communications has joined hands with Harlem Educational Activities Fund (HAEF) to open a Spectrum learning lab. The lab will be set up at the main program site of HAEF that is located at 2090 Seventh Ave. in Manhattan.
It is reported that the new Spectrum learning lab will focus on youth engagement and workforce development. Importance will be given to e-learning and digital literacy programs. Charter will be offering the best internet and television services to the lab together with flat screen HDTVs, computers, and software with the other furnishings.
“Charter Communication is proud to partner with HEAF, an organization that has worked tirelessly to improve the lives of underserved youth in New York City,” said Camille Joseph, who is the vice president of state government affairs at Charter Northeast.
Charter Communications has always been helping students of the underserved communities by conducting many events and undertakings. Representatives of HEAF and Charter Communications met with the teachers, students, community members and the local elected officials to celebrate the opening, which was done with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
Ruth Rathblott, HEAF president and CEO, said in a statement that, “In order to be at the forefront of innovation for our students, we need the most cutting-edge technology available in the classroom and built into students’ curriculum. The digital technology of today is the pen and paper of our time, making internet access critically important to the future success of our students.”
It is reported that the Spectrum learning lab will help the students and participants build computers, use internet, and improve their learning and communication skills. Students from various communities across the New York City can get the services of the Spectrum learning lab. Charter representatives said that they are planning to open 40 such labs across the New York City by the end of 2020.
Charter had opened another Spectrum lab on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at the National Action Network’s House of Justice in New York City. With these labs, Charter plans to offer access to better Wi-Fi and other best internet services to the underserved residents of the New York City, by partnering with local non-profit organizations in the area.