Comcast has announced it has made a $50,000 Comcast Foundation grant to Operation HOPE, a non-profit that promotes financial literacy and empowerment. The donation is for the new HOPE Financial Dignity Center Cyber Café located in the Martin Luther King, Sr. Community Resource Complex at Ebenezer Baptist Church.
The new facility will primarily serve as a digital literacy center for the community, with Operation HOPE offering community courses on Internet basics, Microsoft software and Internet safety, as well as courses on financial literacy. Funding from the Comcast Foundation has paid for the new facility to be completely wired and installed with rows of new computers, laptops and printers for community use.
“Comcast strongly believes all families should have access to the Internet, regardless of their financial resources,” said Tim Gage, senior vice president of government and regulatory affairs for Comcast. “As a leader in the communications and digital field, it is only natural that we help drive the fight to close our nation’s digital divide. We found it incredibly meaningful that this new cyber café would be established in one of the neighborhoods most vital to the birth of the civil rights movement, especially when digital literacy has been referenced as one of the key civil rights issues of our time.”