Central City Block Party – Address the Digital Divide and Win a Free Laptop!

May 11, 2008 by

While HumidCity is not directly involved with the projects below their stated aims are close enough to ours that we felt the need to share this:

On Tuesday, May 13th, One Economy Corporation – a global nonprofit organization that uses innovative approaches to deliver the power of technology and information to low-income people, giving them valuable tools for building better lives – will launch its Community Fellows Program at a community-wide block party celebration in Central City. Residents will have the opportunity to win a brand new Dell laptop and enjoy free music, food and beverages.

At the event One Economy aims to share, in collaboration with community partners, a vision to use the internet and technology to help residents and communities prepare for disasters but also increase their access to opportunities and promote broadband connectivity in every home. Through the Community Fellows program, a team of qualified local individuals will be deployed throughout New Orleans to help residents prepare emergency plans. 


Free music, food and beverages provided

Join HOPE Community Credit Union, Central City Renaissance Alliance, LANO, OC Merchants and Business Association, ACORN and One Economy as we present the Community Fellows Initiative.

Date: Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Time:  3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Location: 1726 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. @ Felicity

Next to HOPE Community Credit Union

Central City, New Orleans

* You must be present to win a FREE LAPTOP!  Grab a raffle ticket when you get to the block party.

Learn about the Community Fellows Initiative which will better prepare the residents of the New Orleans area and neighboring communities for emergencies.  To find out how you can get one-on-one help to create an emergency preparedness plan email us at community [email protected].  You can also learn about Bring IT Home America, One Economy’s national initiative that brings together government, business and nonprofit resources to expand techcnology and the opportunities it creates in communities like Central City.

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