Catholic Social Services gets big donation from AT&T to help refugees bridge digital divide
Updated: Aug. 11, 2023 at 10:00 PM AKDT
Catholic Social Services was gifted 100 free laptop computers to give to refugee families enrolled in Catholic Social Services Refugee Assistance and Immigration Services. The event held Wednesday, August 9 was part of AT&T’s national initiative to address the digital divide by providing communities with connectivity, computers, and digital skills needed for success in school and life. Back to school can be difficult for all families, but imagine having to leave your home country and being planted in a new country with a language you do not speak. The laptops help Catholic Social Services provide support to our new Alaska neighbors as technology is necessary for participation in school, accessing health services, applying for jobs, and so much more.” For more on Catholic Social Services, go to their website, cssalaska.org. If you have a Story idea for the Allgood News Email Dave: AllgoodNews@KTUU.com
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