ATT Supports Oregon Latino Community Association

first_img Share. Google+ Email Twitter Tumblr LinkedIn Facebook AT&T Foundation donates $10,000 to help Latino Family Empowerment Center in Bend.The AT&T Foundation, the corporate philanthropy organization of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T), announced a $10,000 contribution to the Latino Family Empowerment Center, an initiative to improve and expand services to the Latino community in Central Oregon. The Empowerment Center will be run by the Latino Community Association in Bend.The Center will offer a combined service model designed to meet the needs of each client and his or her family. The Latino Community Association anticipates the new Center opening within four years in partnership with other non-profit community organizations. Specific programs will focus on adult education, occupational and skills training, leadership development, and family support services.Thanks to funding by the AT&T Foundation, certain services such as computer education will be offered in 2013. When the Center is fully operational in one location services will include:Drop-in childcare for parents using on-site programs and servicesComputer classes and open-lab times for trainingEnglish as a second language tutoring U.S. citizenship services (exam and interview preparation, application assistance) Counseling and referral services for small business owners and those seeking to start a businessesIndividual Development Accounts for education, housing, and business development Housing and home-ownership education and referral Parenting education Family counseling Youth community service opportunities“We are grateful to the AT&T Foundation for their support of the Latino Family Empowerment Center,” said Bradley Porterfield, executive director of the Latino Community Association. “This funding will make a difference for hundreds of families who need basic services and for adults who need a job, want to start a business and wish to participate more fully in the civic and economic life of central Oregon.”“AT&T is proud to support the Latino Family Empowerment Center and help families succeed,” said LJ Godfrey, Vice President Western Region, AT&T External Affairs. “The work of the Center will give families the services they need and provide young adults an opportunity to find a good job, start a business and become business leaders in Oregon.”About the Latino Community AssociationFor the past 13 years, the Latino Community Association (LCA) has been strengthening immigrant families and children and building bridges across cultures to create a more resilient Central Oregon.  In partnership with caring individuals, businesses, community organizations and public agencies, LCA remains committed to empowering Latino families to thrive.  Programs of the Latino Community Association include: Basic Assistance, Community Education, Volunteer Opportunities, Cultural Enrichment, and Youth Community Involvement.  Our programs benefit roughly 5,000 people every year.  For more information or to donate to LCA, visit or call 541.382.4366About Philanthropy at AT&TAT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. Through its philanthropic initiatives and partnerships, AT&T supports projects that create learning opportunities; promote academic and economic achievement; and address community needs. In 2007, AT&T contributed more than $164 million through corporate-, employee- and AT&T Foundation-giving programs. AT&T and the AT&T Foundation, the corporate philanthropy organization of AT&T, combine more than $1.9 billion of historic charitable commitment to communities across the country.About AT&TAT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet and voice services. A leader in mobile broadband, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries.  It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T │DIRECTV brands. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising. In 2010, AT&T again ranked among the 50 Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE® magazine.Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at” alt=”last_img” />

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