SAN DIEGO–(Businesswire)–As part of its ongoing commitment to support life-changing youth and education initiatives, Cox Communications and the James M. Cox Foundation have awarded a $25,000 technology grant to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater San Diego to fund the technology center at the club’s National City branch at 1430 D Ave.
The grant is being used to upgrade the center with state-of-the-art computers, software and equipment so that its members, ages 6 to 18, can communicate with teachers, check grades, complete homework assignments, and print school reports.
“Many of our members don’t have computers and Internet access at home, so having a Cox Tech Center at our club is critical for them to finish homework assignments and increase their computer skills,” said Danny Sherlock, President and CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater San Diego.
The grant is part of a larger donation from Cox Communications and the James M. Cox Foundation, which has awarded a total of $300,000 in technology grants to 12 Boys & Girls Club of America locations nationwide.
“Through these grants, Cox hopes to use its technology resources and expertise to help bring broadband equality to all students,” said Cami Mattson, Director of Community Relations for Cox. “We believe there should be equal learning opportunities for all children, regardless of their economic situation, so they can succeed in school. Access to computers and online resources are critical to that success.”
Cox has established more than 30 technology centers throughout San Diego County offering free computer and Internet access in underserved neighborhoods.