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Cox Contributes $40,000 to Two Local LGBTQ Nonprofits

The Phoenix Pride LGBT Center & one∙n∙ten receive grants to launch
Cox Technology Centers

PHOENIX – (April 8, 2015) – Cox Arizona announced today that they have donated Cox Technology Centers to two local nonprofit organizations that are members of the LGBTQ community, one∙n∙ten and The Phoenix Pride LGBT Center. Each organization received a $20,000 grant from Cox Arizona to fund the development of a Technology Center at their organization’s Center.
 
The Cox Technology Centers will feature computers, printers and office furnishings, funded by Cox technology grants which will provide the organization’s members and members of the community, access to the Internet for tasks such as research, job skills training, homework, accessing employment and housing opportunities. The technology centers aim to bridge the digital divide for children and adults who have no access to a computer or Internet connection at home, while also expanding on the organizations’ mission to effectively service, educate and be a resource for the LGBTQ community, including career development and life-enhancing programs.
 
“Cox is committed to increasing the accessibility of technology for our community,” said Susan Anable, Vice President of Public Affairs, Cox Communications Southwest.   “Collectively, we are working to ensure our community members are prepared to thrive in today’s digital world and excel in their future; it’s always exciting to see the direct results of our community giving at local nonprofits such as one∙n∙ten and The Phoenix Pride LGBT Center.”
 
With the mission to provide youth with the tools they need to improve self-esteem and accept who they are, one∙n∙ten will be using the new Cox Technology Center as the classroom for its Q High program. Q High enables LGBTQ and straight allied students to earn their high school diploma in a safe and welcoming environment, in partnership with Arizona Virtual Academy. The Cox donation also enabled one∙n∙ten to provide staff laptops and the purchase of KidTrax, a youth tracking software that will provide more accurate information on the youth they serve and the programs they access.  The Cox Technology Center will expand the current Youth Center and include new furniture and décor to create a multi-functional setting for the youth to socialize, learn, and be themselves.
 
“The Cox Technology Center provides our youth with tools that will enable them to more effectively take advantage of our high school diploma program.  Because the curriculum is all online, up-to-date computer resources are critical to our Q High students’ success. KidTrax is a tool that will provide each youth with a scannable ID card and give us program, demographic, and attendance data.  one∙n∙ten is proud to have Cox as a partner to support the life changing work we do with LGBTQ and allied youth.” said Linda Elliott, Executive Director of one∙n∙ten. 
 
The Cox Technology Center has also been donated to the Phoenix Pride LGBT Center, an organization that offers a variety of services, resources and programs that are open to all.  The Phoenix Pride LGBT Center also allows the public to rent out affordable meeting space for discussion groups and classes, including the Cox Technology Center.
 
“We feel truly blessed to receive a Cox Technology Center at the Phoenix Pride LGBT Center.” said Justin Owen, Executive Director, Phoenix Pride. “Our Technology Center is one of the most highly utilized services of our Center and has been in great need of updating and attention. With these upgrades, we will now be able to serve more clients and offer new classes like Computer Skills for Seniors and Resume Building.”
 
The one∙n∙ten Cox Technology Center is expected to be completed at the end of April; the
Cox Technology Center at The Phoenix Pride LGBT Center has an expected completion date of the beginning of May.
 
Cox Communications Arizona 
Cox Communications is the third largest cable provider and a multi-service broadband communications company serving nearly 3 million residential and business product subscribers in Arizona (a product subscriber represents an individual service purchased by a customer). In the metro Phoenix, Cox serves approximately 2.5 million product subscribers. In Southern Arizona, Cox serves approximately 400,000 product subscribers. Cox’s 18,000-mile hybrid fiber coaxial cable network throughout Phoenix and Southern Arizona provides homes and businesses with digital television, high speed Internet, home networking, high-definition television and digital telephone service over its own nationwide IP network. During the past four years, Cox has topped 10 J.D. Power and Associates’ studies of customer satisfaction. Cox Media is responsible for the sale of cable advertising throughout Arizona. Cox Communications is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc and serves approximately 6 million customers nationwide and wholly owns and operates the Travel Channel. Additional information about Cox in Arizona is available at www.cox.com/arizona.

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