Hawaiian Telcom presented $140,000 in grants to six local organizations. Further underscoring the company’s commitment to invest in new technologies, improve connections and expand access to broadband internet across the state, this special round of charitable gifts supports community nonprofits with programs focused on digital equity.
These programs include helping Hawaiʻi’s youth excel with new technology, tutoring our keiki and kūpuna for digital literacy, and improving technical skills in women transitioning back into the workforce.
“These grantees are connecting people with vital technology and data, and empowering Hawaiʻi residents with knowledge and access that will transform their lives,” said Su Shin, Hawaiian Telcom President and Bell Charitable Foundation board member. “As a locally managed communications and technology company, it is profoundly rewarding for us to invest in community nonprofits delivering education and services that people need, just as we invest in expanding our future-proof fiber network to connect and empower Hawai‘i.”
Recipients of Hawaiian Telcom’s Digital Equity grants are:
- Hawai‘iKidsCAN (Statewide) was awarded $25,000 for its Hawai‘i Tutoring+ program. This program helps bridge the digital divide by providing high-quality tutoring to rural communities across Hawai‘i in hopes of improving parents’ and kids’ digital literacy and providing them with the educational resources they need to achieve success.