Lincoln Grant Scholar House Receives New Computers from C-Forward
Thu, 07/06/2017 - 22:57 RCN Newsdesk
The Lincoln Grant Scholar House has 12 new computers thanks to a generous donation.
C-Forward Information Technology donated the computers to the program operated by the Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission. The program is named for the former Covington high school that was renovated and reimagined as the Scholar House, an education program and affordable housing opportunity for single parents who are attending college.
“This generous donation proves yet again that C-Forward is a small business with a big heart and strong community ties,” said Florence Tandy, executive director of the Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission. Since the $9.9 million renovation of the Lincoln Grant School was completed in March, NKCAC has been applying for grants to fund computers and equipment in the Technology Center.
“The apartments and common areas at Lincoln Grant Scholar House are breathtaking, but to fulfill our mission of supporting educational attainment as a path out of poverty, we have to provide the tools needed to succeed in college. C-Forward’s support is beyond generous, it is life altering for these families who are going to college to better their future,” Tandy said.
“Having access to computers and the internet is essential for anyone enrolled in college. The thought of single-parents who are working, going to college, and raising kids on their own not having onsite technology did not sit well with my team”, said Brent Cooper, president & CEO of C-Forward.
“We are proud to support the Lincoln Grant Scholar House and hope to continue our partnership with NKCAC for many years,” said Cooper, who is also currently serving as interim president of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.
The 12 computers arrived Thursday and will be installed and operational within a week. Currently, 45 families call Lincoln Grant Scholar House home. While all the apartments are occupied, NKCAC continues to accept families for pre-residential services.