Press ReleaseMarch 16, 2023
Spectrum Community Center Assist to Support Programs in 15 New Locations in 2023
Charter is Investing $30 Million to Boost 100 Community Centers and Job Training Programs in Cities and Rural Areas Across its Footprint
STAMFORD, Conn. – Today, Charter announced it will launch Spectrum Community Center Assist (SCCA) programs at 15 new locations in 2023 as the company expands its $30 million initiative to boost job training in neighborhoods across its service area.
Charter will kick off this year’s SCCA schedule at a community center rebuilding event on March 25 in Tampa, Florida with the Corporation to Develop Communities of Tampa, followed by similar events in 10 other states throughout 2023. The Company also will continue partnering with the 25 community centers where it has already started SCCA programs since launching the initiative in late 2021. Through SCCA, Charter will revitalize facilities and invest in workforce development at 100 community centers in underserved rural and urban areas.
“Spectrum Community Center Assist is making a real difference by providing much-needed funding, tools and updated facilities to help people find new jobs and improve their economic situation,” said Rhonda Crichlow, Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer for Charter, who also oversees the Spectrum Community Impact team. “Already thousands of people have participated in SCCA programs and we look forward to continuing to expand our investment this year in the neighborhoods we serve.”
Spectrum Community Center Assist 2023 Locations*:
CALIFORNIA: Bakersfield, Long Beach
FLORIDA: Dade City, Tampa
NEW YORK: New York City, Syracuse
NORTH CAROLINA: Raleigh
TEXAS: El Paso, Harlingen
*Final locations may be subject to change.
To date, Charter has served approximately 7,500 people through Spectrum Community Center Assist programs across the company’s 41-state footprint. At each location, Charter invests in the center’s job training efforts with cash grants and in-kind contributions, improves physical classroom spaces and provides new equipment, including laptops and furniture. The company also sponsors rebuilding events with employee and community volunteers to repair and enhance the physical buildings. Additionally, because broadband is a critical component of a community center’s infrastructure, Charter will provide each community center its advanced 1 gigabit-per-second internet service.
More information about Spectrum Community Center Assist is available here.
Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR) is a leading broadband connectivity company and cable operator serving more than 32 million customers in 41 states through its Spectrum brand. Over an advanced communications network, the Company offers a full range of state-of-the-art residential and business services including Spectrum Internet®, TV, Mobile and Voice.
For small and medium-sized companies, Spectrum Business® delivers the same suite of broadband products and services coupled with special features and applications to enhance productivity, while for larger businesses and government entities, Spectrum Enterprise provides highly customized, fiber-based solutions. Spectrum Reach® delivers tailored advertising and production for the modern media landscape. The Company also distributes award-winning news coverage and sports programming to its customers through Spectrum Networks. More information about Charter can be found at corporate.charter.com.