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100 New Laptops Donated to Anti-Violence Community Organization

Spectrum hosts digital literacy event with Elite Learners featuring House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries
Rodney Capel (left), Spectrum’s vice president of government affairs; House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries; Camara Jackson, Elite Learners’ executive director and CEO; Ashley Hayes, Spectrum’s vice president of legislative government affairs

NEW YORK – House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries joined Spectrum Wednesday as it donated 100 laptops to Elite Learners, an anti-violence community-based organization in Brownsville, Brooklyn.

The laptop donation, made as part of a digital literacy event, was announced at Elite Learners’ holiday celebration to commemorate its newest location at 106 New Lots Ave. in Brownsville.

“Frederick Douglass once said it is easier to build strong children than it is to repair broken men and women," Jeffries said in a news release. 

“By empowering students and their families, Elite Learners is preparing our future leaders, promoting digital and financial literacy, decreasing poverty and creating opportunities for young people in Brownsville and all across Brooklyn.”

Elite Learners focuses on eradicating violence through education and rehabilitation of the community. The organization’s goal is to create a harmonious community with individuals who participate in improving their lives and the lives of their community.

Laptops were distributed to high school and college students who participate in the Elite Learners program and for use in Elite Learners’ computer lab in the new location.

"We want to thank Spectrum and House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries for helping our community bridge the digital divide,” Camara Jackson, executive director and CEO of Elite Learners.

“Their generous efforts will go a long way towards nurturing these incredible young people and set them on a path towards securing economic freedom as they grow into the next generation of our community’s leaders.”

“Together, we’re building stronger communities where our customers and employees live and work,” said Camille Joseph-Goldman, group vice president, state government affairs at Spectrum. 

Spectrum is a suite of advanced communications services offered by Charter Communications, Inc., a leading broadband connectivity company and cable operator serving more than 32 million customers in 41 states.