The Pittsburgh Steelers announced a $30,000 contribution towards the NFL’s Inspire Change social justice initiative on Tuesday.
The donation, which will be dispersed amongst five local nonprofit organizations, is aimed at fighting the “Digital Divide,” which is the gap between those with and without computers, Internet and other electronic resources readily available.
Organizations receiving a portion of the contribution are the Latino Community Center, World Affair Council of Pittsburgh, The Education Law Center, The Education Partnership and A+ Schools and Hope for Tomorrow.
“The Latino Community Center is honored to be a recipient of a Digital Divide Grant through the Pittsburgh Steelers. Through this support, LCC will continue to connect Latinx students and families in our region with internet access and provide technical assistance,” Executive Director and Founder of Latino Community Center Rosamaria Cristello told Steelers.com.
In total, 21 organizations, both in Pittsburgh and in player’s hometowns, have benefited from contributions made through the Inspire Change initiative.
The @steelers announced an additional $30,000 in contributions to local charities that support closing the "digital divide" as part of the @NFL’s social justice initiative, #InspireChange.https://t.co/HvwGmjIQbF— Steelers Community Relations (@SteelersCR) May 11, 2021