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Spectrum and NY Queens-based SAFEST launch computer lab

Spectrum and NY Queens-based SAFEST launch computer lab

Jamaica, N.Y. – Spectrum and the South East Asian Fund for Education, Scholarship and Training (SAFEST), a Queens-based nonprofit, announced and unveiled the opening of a Spectrum Learning Lab with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the school in Jamaica.
SAFEST is a non-profit organization that educates and integrates underserved newcomers, usually South Asian immigrants, into the civic and economic life of New York City. The organization’s mission is to develop the skills needed to create a prosperous and vibrant community where immigrants can seize existing opportunities or increase them to reach their full career potential.
The Spectrum Learning Lab at SAFEST is one of the 32 that Spectrum has established at nonprofit and community organizations across New York City. The Spectrum Learning Lab will be particularly beneficial for developing digital learning strategies that will equip immigrants with the skills they need to secure a job or build a business. The Lab also will support the SAFEST’s English as a Second Language programme.
The Spectrum Learning Lab at SAFEST is fully equipped with state-of-the-art computers and other peripheral equipment provided by Spectrum. As part of the Learning Labs, the company provides Internet access to community organizations at no charge. The company’s commitment to
the Learning Lab includes Spectrum Internet and TV services, computer equipment and software, flat-screen HDTVs and other furnishings.
“SAFEST plays an important role in the lives of many immigrants in the Queens landscape,” said Rodney Capel, Spectrum vice president of government affairs. “Through this Learning Lab, Spectrum is helping to provide them with the technologies and skills they need to succeed in
this rapidly changing digital world.
Spectrum Learning Labs help participants build computer, internet and other communications skills in communities across New York City. Spectrum and its parent company, Charter, plans to open 40 such labs across New York City by 2020.
(Spectrum is a suite of advanced broadband services offered by Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR), a leading broadband communications company and the second largest cable operator in the United States.) – Press release