Connecting our Communities: Mid-Atlantic Q4 2020 – Q1 2021 Highlights
Mid-Atlantic – North Carolina Highlights
To help bridge the digital divide and provide connectivity to keep students connected, as schools and students continue to adjust to a remote learning environment, the Housing Authority of the City of Greenville is able to provide internet to students through a centralized purchaser agreement with Optimum. Optimum also facilitated the housing authority’s purchase of 125 Acer Google Chromebooks which have been donated to families in need of devices.
Oaks Road Academy Awarded $3,000 Technology Grant (New Bern, NC; January 28, 2021)
Optimum awarded a $3,000 technology grant to Oaks Road Academy in New Bern, NC where funds will be used to purchase two full Swivl Learning kits and additional chargers. These supplies will complete the school’s digital classroom setup to ensure students receive the best instruction possible no matter where they are learning from.
Optimum partnered with the Bethel Youth Activity Center to provide desktop computers, tables, and chairs for students to use at the center, which opened in November.
Optimum donated iPads to Lenoir County and Pitt County Schools to increase access to virtual classroom opportunities, connectivity, and online curriculum for students.
Mid Atlantic – West Virginia Highlights
Optimum donated iPads to both Kanawha County Schools and Pikeville Independent School District to help connect more students to online learning during the pandemic.
The Kanawha Valley YMCA unveiled the Optimum Technology Corner at its Cross Lanes Child Development Center. Optimum donated $13,000 for the YMCA to purchase computers, new computer tables and chairs.
Honoring Nation’s First Responders (Charleston, Beckley and Parkersburg, WV; October 28, 2020)
As a thank you to first responders, Optimum provided Chick-fil-A catered luncheons to coincide with Honoring the Nation’s First Responders in late-October. Optimum fed more than 530 police and firefighters in Beckley, Charleston and Parkersburg.
Charleston Fire Department
Charleston Police Department
Parkersburg Police Department
Beckley Fire Department