U.S. Department of Education and State Officials Attend Launch of Nation’s Most Comprehensive Bilingual Digital Literacy Program

Source: Digital Journal

Officials from the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics and the State of California today joined Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and impreMedia publisher Monica Lozano to participate in the launch of Club Digital, the nation’s most comprehensive bilingual Internet training program. Designed to close the Digital Divide, which disproportionately affects Hispanic families in America, Club Digital offers 30 days of bilingual, interactive lessons about all aspects of the Internet that will run throughout the month of August in impreMedia publications, including La Opinion, La Opinion Contigo and El Mensajero. The lessons are also available anytime at www.laopinion.com/clubdigital and more than 200,000 lesson supplements will be distributed free of charge by community organizations throughout California. Club Digital has been made possible through a public-private collaboration involving impreMedia, the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF), the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), AT&T and the Dewey Square Group.