2013-03-08 / Community

Time Warner Donates $50K Towards Lab in Far Rockaway

Time Warner Cable has awarded a $50,000 grant to the Rockaway Development & Revitalization Corporation (RDRC) to open a state-ofthe art computer and technology center in Far Rockaway.

The Time Warner Learning Lab will allow residents to acquire important computer skills, get job training and have access to job placement services and youth and educational programs. With the recommendation from New York State Senator Malcolm Smith, the lab will be located at the RDRC at 1920 Mott Avenue.

“We are very pleased to announce this $50,000 grant to help the RDRC enhance the critical services it provides to the people in the Rockaways,” said Brien Kelley, TWC’s Area Vice President for Queens and Brooklyn in a media release. “Time Warner Cable is committed to helping this area fully recover from Hurricane Sandy. This Learning Lab will help bring many job placement and educational benefits to local residents and we look forward to opening it later this year.”

The Learning Lab, which will open later this year, will contain computers with the latest software and applications.

“By teaching people computer skills, giving them job training and providing employment placement services, Time Warner Cable is bringing hope back to Far Rockaway,” State Senator Malcolm A. Smith said in a release. “This is a great educational value to the Rockaway Development & Revitalization Corporation and the residents of Far Rockaway. I applaud Time Warner Cable for being a good corporate citizen and I hope it encourages others to do the same.”

The TWC Learning Lab in Far Rockaway is just one of many that are planned. They hope to have 40 Learning Labs open in New York City by 2020. They have opened seven so far.

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