Acting City Council President Sabina Matos and Councilman Michael Correia will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new computer lab recently installed at Joslin Recreation Center on Wednesday, November 22 at 4:00 pm.
Through a grant from IGT, the city council was able to secure $15,000.00 in funds to create a computer lab at the Joslin Recreation Center. The lab will give children access to digital learning that was not previously available.
“Not every child has access to a home computer,” stated Acting City Council President Sabina Matos, Ward 15. “It’s our hope that by ensuring that students have access to computers at the Joslin Recreation Center this will help bridge that gap.”
Councilman Michael Correia of Ward 6, whose constituents are also served by Joslin said, “I’m very happy that IGT was able to provide this much-needed support to our neighborhood recreation center. Providing students with the tools they need to succeed in school is something that the City Council takes very seriously, and we’re grateful to all who made this possible.”
“Learning doesn’t end when our students leave school,” said Mayor Jorge Elorza. “Our youth deserve the highest quality access to technology and I thank the City Council and IGT for their commitment to making sure our kids have the tools they need to succeed.”
The Joslin Recreation Center located at 17 Hyatt Street in Providence is open Monday through Friday from 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm, and on Saturdays from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm.