'Google+ Hangout Ribbon Cutting' to Unveil New Computer Lab in Douglasville

Google donation provides new computer lab at the Alice J. Hawthorne Community Center.

Credit: Morguefile
Credit: Morguefile

From a press release

Google and City of Douglasville representatives will host a “Google+ Hangout ribbon cutting” ceremony Monday, May 5, announcing the grand opening of the new computer lab in Jesse Davis Park Community Center.

The new computer lab provides a safe environment for students to use the internet safely and responsibly. This project, supported by the City of Douglasville and Google, represents a shared commitment to bolster Douglasville’s technology and education needs for students and residents.

The lab at the Alice J. Hawthorne Community Center will allow students access to the internet and computers, which they may not have available at home.

The hope is that the technology and education initiative will help bridge the digital divide for the City of Douglasville and provide the opportunity for students to be prepared to compete in today’s technology driven world.

Google via an in-kind donation provided 100 Nexus 7 tablets. Google also awarded the city a $25,000 Google Data Center Community Affairs Grant to purchase computers and equipment for the community center and $96,120 as part of Google’s Wi-Fi expansion.

Students from Stewart Middle School and Douglas County High School will attend the event and test out the Nexus 7 tablets and computers. Local leaders will also be in attendance.


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