Connecting Mary: The Story of One Spectrum Digital Education Grant Recipient
ST. LOUIS – Like many other retirees, Mary enjoys exploring new places and dining out at new restaurants. She lives in a home supported by St. Louis Arc, a nonprofit focused on helping people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Thanks to a Spectrum Digital Education Grant, St. Louis Arc established a Tech Café with adaptable technology, so residents like Mary can gain access to online resources and communicate with family and friends. She’s just one of the many who have benefited from the program since it began
Video Chats Connect Mary to Family & Friends
Access to the Tech Cafe at St. Louis Arc has opened up a whole new world for Mary, a participant in the Aging with Empowerment (AWE) program.
Mary is now able to video chat with family and friends, and share pictures and videos on social media – opening a new window to the world.
How Access to Technology Can Impact Lives
St. Louis Arc built their Tech Center with help from Spectrum Digital Education Grant funding.
St. Louis Arc saw a need for adaptable technology to empower people to lead better lives through digital education.
Spectrum Digital Education 2019 Grant Cycle
Lisa and St. Louis Arc staff member Georgia have enjoyed the benefits of the new Tech Cafe.
In 2017, Spectrum made a $1 million commitment to provide digital education in our communities and over the last several years, dozens of nonprofits have received Spectrum Digital Education Grants.