Five hundred refurbished laptops will be given to Atlanta students and families as part of AT&T’s nationwide commitment to help bridge the digital divide. The laptops, funded by an AT&T donation to Compudopt, will be given to Atlanta residents on the Westside in collaboration with the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation and Westside Future Fund.
This is part of the AT&T Connected Learning initiative, created as part of our companywide commitment to help address the digital divide through internet accessibility, affordability and safe adoption.
Blank Family Foundation Giving Back
Started in 1995 by Arthur M. Blank, the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation is a philanthropy founded to help transform lives and communities by uniting people across differences to find common cause. Its collective giving areas focus on supporting initiatives including Atlanta’s Westside, Democracy, Environment, Mental Health and Well-Being, and Youth Development.
Westside Future Fund
Westside Future Fund is a place-based non-profit dedicates to advancing a compassionate approach to neighborhood revitalization that restores the historic Westside to a vibrant community. WFF’s equitable approach includes strategic partnerships and community-driven initiatives. The organization’s signature quality affordable housing program Home on the Westside enables legacy residents to stay in their communities through three service areas: rental housing, homeownership, and property tax assistance.
“At Westside Future Fund, we work every day to drive transformational change in the historic Westside. With these laptops, more Westside students and families will have access to the digital tools and resources they need to thrive,” said John Ahmann, President and CEO, Westside Future Fund. “We are grateful for our collaboration with AT&T and the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, and the important work they do connect our communities.”
AT&T is here to help.
“At AT&T, we are committed to helping close the digital divide in our communities. By providing access to digital devices and technology, we are creating pathways of success for students and residents in the Westside,” said Venessa Harrison, President, AT&T Southeast Coastal States. “We are inspired by the important work the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation and Westside Future Fund do to enrich lives and uplift our communities, and we are proud to work alongside them to connect more Atlantans to greater possibility.”