Even as technology becomes more affordable and internet access seems increasingly omnipresent, minorities have a digital disadvantage. The rich and educated are still more likely than others to have good access to digital resources. This disadvantage has especially far-reaching consequences when it comes to education. For children in low-income school districts, inadequate access to technology can hinder them from learning the technology skills that are crucial to success in today’s economy. The Brothers of Rho Xi Chapter want to eliminate the digital disadvantage that minority children encounter. Initiated by Bro. Freddy Blanks, Bro. Christopher Mathis, Bro. Norman Nelson and Bro. Jeffery Williams, Rho Xi Chapter donated $25,000 worth of computer equipment to several non-profit organizations on April 3, 2017. Fifty computers, monitors and printers were distributed to Greater New Testament Baptist Church, Wesley Square Community Center, The Villa America Community Center, Anne Dupree Terrace Senior Living Community, Gamma Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and Shape Community Center. Except for Anne Dupre Terrace Senior Living Community, each organization will be using the computers for their respective youth programs. Rho Xi chapter was asked to return for the re-dedication of each technology lab and to provide computer training.
Eliminating the Digital Disadvantages for Minorities
Keith Powe2021-09-12T23:22:56-05:00April 3rd, 2017|