United Way of the Greater Triangle Bridges Technology Gaps for Young
For today’s students, school curriculums are becoming increasingly digitized. However, not all children have the tools needed to complete school assignments. For some, access to technology can be the difference between completing an assignment and failing to keep up.
In 2016, United Way of the Greater Triangle and its Teaming for Technology staff formed a partnership with Univision 40, the local affiliate to the country’s largest Spanish-language network, and Google Fiber to create La Familia Technology Awareness Program. This initiative provides newly refurbished computers to young children and their families who do not have a computer at home. The program’s two-generational approach also provides children and their parents with a baseline understanding of how to use computers through bilingual trainings and support. The computer access not only helps children succeed in school, it helps their parents and caregivers communicate with teachers, giving them an opportunity to be more involved in their children's education.
Did You Know?
Since its inception in 2016, United Way of the Greater Triangle’s La Familia Technology Awareness Program, through collaboration with Univision 40 and Google Fiber, has trained and provided computers for more than 450 families.
United Way of the Greater Triangle is committed to being a partner in creating positive community change in Durham, Johnston, Orange and Wake counties in North Carolina.