Donation to commemorate launch of new Wi-Fi equipped Lift Zone at the center
WHAT: Comcast will donate 100 laptops to seniors who frequent the Gathering Place Community Center in Union City, Georgia. The event commemorates a new Wi-Fi equipped Lift Zone opening at the center on Feb. 24th. The laptop donation will take place after a Valentine’s Day luncheon for seniors sponsored by Comcast.
WHERE: Gathering Place Community Center, 6280 Bryant Street, Union City
WHEN: Tuesday, February 14, 12 p.m.
WHO: The following are expected to attend:
- Mayor of Union City Vince Williams
- Councilwoman Christina Hobbs
- Councilwoman Angelette Mealing
- Comcast Senior Manager of External Affairs Lisa Walker-Holloway
- Community partners
Background: The event at Gathering Place Community Center is part of Project UP, Comcast’s 10-year, $1 billion pledge to advance digital equity through programs and community partnerships that connect people to the Internet, advance economic mobility, and open doors for the next generation of innovators, entrepreneurs, storytellers and creators.
The Gathering Place Community Center is a 25,000-square-foot facility which provides a fun and safe environment where residents can participate in recreational activities. As part of their senior-specific programming, in partnership with Comcast and the Urban League of Greater Atlanta, the center will provide digital skills training for seniors at the Lift Zone during a five-week course beginning Feb. 24th.
Lift Zones provide internet connectivity at community centers and other public facilities allowing students to get online, participate in distance learning and do their homework. The sites also benefit adults, connecting them to online education, job searches, healthcare information and public assistance.