(WNY News Now) – Spectrum announced VIA: Visually Impaired Advancement has received a $10,000 Spectrum Digital Education grant.
Buffalo, N.Y. – In 2023, Spectrum is awarding $1.1 million total to 46 nonprofit organizations through Spectrum Digital Education, which supports broadband technology programs, education, and training in unserved and underserved communities throughout the company’s service area.
The organization will use the funding towards their ‘Pilot Training Program’ for Seniors who are Visually Impaired to maximize technology use. The $10,000 grant is the second Spectrum Digital Education Grant awarded to VIA, bringing Spectrum’s total support for the organization to $19,000 over the past two years.
“The importance of expanding access to essential broadband technologies, education and training is profound in our increasingly digital world,” said Rahman Khan, Group Vice President of Community Impact at Charter Communications. “Through the 2023 Spectrum Digital Education grant program, Charter is partnering with valued nonprofits that share our commitment to create better opportunities for the communities we serve.”
“VIA is delighted to announce our renewed partnership with Charter Communications,” said Renee DiFlavio, VIA, Senior Vice President. “We are grateful for their continued support and generous $10,000 Spectrum Digital Education grant which will play a crucial role in our mission to empower visually impaired elders in our community through adaptive technology training. We firmly believe that technology can be a bridge to maintaining meaningful relationships, and this grant will enable us to make a significant impact in achieving that vision.”