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Comcast announces 2014 Digital Connectors program graduates

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Comcast and LULAC National Educational Service Centers along with the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce announced today that 19 students will graduate from the Comcast Digital Connectors program. These graduates are among the nearly 600 teens and young adults from across the country that make up the 2013-2014 graduating class, bringing the total number of graduates to nearly 2,500 since the program launched in 2009.

In New Mexico, a total of 19 students successfully completed and graduated from the program:

Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce – 2014 Digital Connectors Graduates:
(Six students attend Atrisco Heritage Academy, one student (Santiago Rodriguez) attends West Mesa High School)

  • Ivan Figueroa
  • Dominic Gallegos
  • Chris Garcia
  • Fernando Miguel Parra
  • Karen Rivera
  • Santiago Rodriguez
  • Tyler Silva

LULAC National Educational Service Centers – 2014 Digital Connectors Stats
(This year, 12 students completed the program, all of whom attend Highland High School)

  • Donovan Austin
  • Jose Barraza
  • Alejandra Castro
  • Mari Lucy Loera
  • Jassmine Loya
  • Jose Loya
  • Karen Marquez
  • Edwin Mayen
  • Antonio Palmer
  • Karen Ramirez
  • Andres Robles
  • Uriel Velasco

The Comcast Digital Connectors program is a major technology learning initiative that teaches teens and young adults ages 14 – 21 about broadband technologies, and how to put that knowledge to work in a wide range of community service activities. Participants spend their after-school hours or summers learning how to network computer labs, connect wireless access points, design computer training modules and create social media projects. Meeting two to three times per week, they also volunteer their time at community-based organizations, senior centers, churches, local schools and even in their homes to help improve digital literacy in their communities. They are additionally given the opportunity to interact with Comcast employees from across the country who serve as mentors by lending their leadership and expertise. Upon graduation, Comcast provides graduates with a complimentary netbook computer and an opportunity to earn a Cisco IT Essentials certificate of completion.

In the 2013-2014 school year, the Comcast Digital Connectors program offered 40 classes in 28 cities plus the nation’s capital. For more information, visit http://corporate.comcast.com/our-values/community-investment/digital-literacy.

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