Spectrum (corporate.charter.com) is pleased to announce that the Center for People in Need will receive $50,000 through Spectrum Community Center Assist. This five-year, $30 million philanthropic initiative’s goal is to revitalize local community centers and invest in job training programs in rural and urban underserved communities. Spectrum kicked off the partnership on Saturday, October 1 with a revitalization event where employees and community volunteers provided repairs and other physical improvements to the facility.

The Center for People in Need will use these funds to support its job training program. Additionally, Spectrum will offer its 1 Gig service, 50 new laptops, and one Smartboard at no charge for the life of the program. The Center for People in Need will also dedicate its updated training and technology room to the Spectrum name.

“Our mission is to meet the needs of low-income people. We do this by addressing basic needs and empowering growth through educational and upskilling opportunities to provide pathways to financial independence,” said Macala Carter, executive director of Center for People in Need. “We are incredibly grateful for the support of our partners at Spectrum for helping us better serve the community. The significance will be felt through our EduTech job training, our English Language Learner courses, and our workforce development programs, in addition to our organization as a whole.”

Spectrum launched Spectrum Community Center Assist in September 2021 to benefit local organizations providing critical community services and job training skills in underserved cities and towns across the company’s 41-state footprint. By 2025, Spectrum will invest $25 million plus $5 million of in-kind contributions to improve 100 community centers serving an estimated 50,000 local residents. More information about Spectrum Community Center Assist is available at corporate.charter.com/community-assist.