Cox Communications funds Tech Center for Boys & Girls Clubs of East County

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Cox Communications and The James M. Cox Foundation have provided a $25,000 grant to fund a new technology center at the El Cajon Clubhouse of the Boys & Girls Clubs of East County– one of six clubs nationwide to receive the grant.

Cox Communications and The James M. Cox Foundation have provided a $25,000 grant to fund a new technology center at the El Cajon Clubhouse of the Boys & Girls Clubs of East County– one of six clubs nationwide to receive the grant.

The technology center includes state-of-the-art computers, along with desktops, monitors, laptops, printers, docking stations, wireless routers, wireless cards, and proprietary Microsoft and Club Tech software. Through the Club Tech suite of programs, kids learn the basics of business software, plus stay safe online and move on to advanced hardware and networking skills.

The donation is part of a $150,000 grant Cox Communications and The James M. Cox Foundation provided to create six new Cox Technology Centers across the nation. In addition to El Cajon, the Boys and Girls Club of Vista also received a $25,000 grant.

The technology centers are the centerpiece of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America Club Tech program, which provides students access to curriculum to advance their computer literacy skills. These technology centers also help bridge the digital divide for children who have no access to a computer or Internet connection at home.

“Growing up in San Diego, I was fortunate to be part of the Boys and Girls Club, so I know firsthand what a positive impact the club has on local youth,” said Sam Attisha, Senior Vice President and Region Manager of Cox Communications’ California operations. “By providing this $25,000 grant to the El Cajon Clubhouse, Cox is helping the club provide its members with access to the latest technology, and tools and information to stay safe online.”

“The majority of teachers are assigning online homework, and most colleges and employers have online applications, so digital access is extremely important for our youth for their education, and to prepare them for the future workforce,” said Forrest Higgins, Chief Executive Officer of the Boys & Girls Clubs of East County. “Cox Communications’ grant will go a long way in giving our members the technology resources they need.

Cox is also working to bridge the digital divide for low-income families through Connect2Compete, a program that offers discounted Internet service to families with children who qualify for the National Free School Lunch program. In addition to offering Cox High Speed Internet service to eligible families for the significantly reduced fee, Cox includes free installation and modem rental.

The James M. Cox Foundation supports organizations in areas where Cox Enterprises and its subsidiaries operate. The company’s major subsidiaries are Cox Communications, Manheim, Cox Media Group and AutoTrader Group. It’s national consumer brands are AutoTrader.com, Kelley Blue Book, Savings.com and Valpak.

About Cox Communications

Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and home security and automation services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable company, Cox serves approximately 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and digital media advertising. Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in broadband, voice and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For nine years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity 11 times. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.

About The James M. Cox Foundation

The James M. Cox Foundation is named in honor of Cox Enterprises’ founder and provides funding for capital campaigns and special projects in communities where the company operates. James M. Cox was Ohio's first three-term governor and the 1920 Democratic nominee for president of the United States. The Foundation concentrates its community support in several areas, including: conservation and environment; early childhood education; empowering families and individuals for success; and health.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of America

For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (GreatFutures.org) has enabled youngpeople most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, more than 4,000 Clubs serve nearly 4 million young people through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native American lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun and friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Club programs promote academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 57 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more athttp://bgca.org/facebook and http://bgca.org/twitter.

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