Grant Recipient Update:

New Economics for Women

Another example of how used tech donations are making an impact! New Economics for Women (NEW)  provide a Latino Tech-Net program in Los Angeles County. The program offers courses to provide training, computer literacy, and access to employment resources. In March 2017 InterConnection awarded NEW 6 computers as a part of our grant program.

 

In March 2017 New Economics for Women was awarded six computers as a part of our grant program. The laptops are used in their Latino Tech-Net program, which provides training and access to employment resources. Additionally the program includes child care services for students, classes available in English and Spanish, as well as job application and certification assistance provided by instructors.

NEW’s mission is to build economic mobility for Latinas and their families through wealth creation, housing, education, entrepreneurship, and civic engagement. Founded in 1985, NEW was the first Latina-operated non-profit community economic development organization in the United States. They began serving the community by designing and building an affordable housing program for single working parents in Los Angeles, California. The Latino Tech-Net program is just one of the programs NEW has in place at their organization, to find out more about their impact and what they’re doing to create economic mobility in their community check out NEW’s Website

NEW is proud to report that out of 490 individuals that graduated from the Latino Tech-Net program, 130 of them obtained jobs. These outcomes could not have been obtained without having access to the internet via these computers. Facilitators are currently in the process of redesigning the curriculum in order to provide additional technological concepts and further eliminate the digital divide.