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Fresno State Connect Continues Community Outreach Efforts


As the things we rely on the most in life are increasingly becoming connected to technology, it is important to recognize that the internet is an essential component to modern life. Providing access to the internet to rural communities helps people stay connected as well as provides better chances for equal opportunities to disadvantaged areas. Fresno State Call Center Connect provides outreach to the community to promote awareness of programs that can provide low-cost internet services. 

August 1st, 2019

On August 1st, Fresno State Connect was represented by call center assistants Claudia Sanchez and Luz Ezquivel at Biola's National Night Out Event. At this community gathering, they promoted the broadband initiative that provides low cost internet services to low income families. Our representatives were able to connect many interested families who were eligible for low cost internet services. One challenge in this community is that there are a limited number of providers who service the Biola community. This outreach helps connect community members to equitable access to vital services. 

August 24th, 2019

Fresno State Connect and Parent University attended the Ventanilla de Salud Program (VDS), in association with the Mexican Consulate of Fresno. This health resource center provides information, education and free assistance in regards to preventative health for low income families. Various agencies in attendance provide information and resources that are available to the community. OCED provided information to the community about low cost internet services and free digital literacy classes that are offered at select school districts in the San Joaquin Valley.

August 24th, 2019

Fresno State Connect promoted the Broadband Initiative to community members, parents, and teachers at the Regional Parent Teacher Association Leadership Conference in Visalia.