Tuesday, October 9, 2012

AT&T New York City Update

Here is a message from MCC Bronze Partner AT&T about their initiatives in the 5 boroughs:

Dear Friends:

It's my pleasure to share recent news about AT&T's involvement with many diverse New York City organizations from all across the five boroughs.

Our recent activities in New York spotlight our commitment to furthering innovation, educational opportunities and access to culture and the arts in New York.

I hope you can take a moment to learn more.

Kindest Regards,

Marissa Shorenstein

President — AT&T New York

The Bronx
AT&T supports Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.'s Little League tournament:
"The Borough President's Cup provides 13 and 14 year olds from across the Bronx the rare opportunity to play in a championship game at Yankee Stadium. To compete, players for each Little League had to meet a set of requirements unrelated to their performance on the field, including a B-average in school, at least 90 percent school attendance and demonstrated commitment to community service." — Bronx Borough President's Office, Sept. 19, 2012
Borough President Diaz joins AT&T to announce free WiFi at Hunts Point Riverside Park:
"Hunts Point Riverside is the 24th park location in the city to get AT&T Wi-Fi, so far, and the third in the Bronx. Diaz said the wireless service is just another selling-point for the picturesque 1.4-acre waterfront park, which he called the "oasis" of Hunts Point." — DNA Info, Aug. 21, 2012
AT&T brings smartphone app to the Brooklyn Book Festival at Brooklyn Borough Hall:
"AT&T helped fund the festival’s expansion and its app creation turning the event into a Fashion Week-like event for book geeks." New York Daily News, Sept. 13, 2012
AT&T expands school enrichment program for 9th and 10th graders in Greenpoint, Brooklyn:
"At the Williamsburg Prep library, AT&T executives gladly presented the check in an event attended by Williamsburg Prep Principal Michael Shadrick, Greenpoint Y Executive Director Keith Hicks and Director of Teen & Sports Jamel Davis, Assemblyman Joe Lentol and Y Scholars. Many spoke of the need for continued support for public education in the midst of severe cuts." — Greenpoint Gazette, Sept. 13, 2012
AT&T supports engagement of neighborhood residents along the High Line:
"With the support of AT&T, we are continuing our community engagement work, with the goal of expanding communications to the public housing complexes, increasing local participation in public programs, and continuing the tradition of open dialogue between our organization and the communities we serve." — High Line Blog, Sept. 27, 2012
AT&T and Schools Chancellor present $300,000 grant to Flushing High School
"Ninth graders at an embattled Flushing High School have been given a leg up. The Sports & Arts in Schools Foundation (SASF), an after-school program at the struggling school, received the hefty grant from AT&T." — Queens Courier, Sept. 27, 2012
AT&T closes summer season of outdoor cinema at Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City:
"AT&T supported the park's free Wednesday evening program with regional cuisine, picnic on the grass, performances by local musicians and dancers, and when the sun sets, screening of international films." — Socrates Sculpture Park, July 4 - Aug. 22, 2012
Staten Island
AT&T Wi-Fi at Staten Island boardwalk launch was 'wildly successful':
"Borough President James Molinaro Wednesday, praising the citywide initiative first instituted by AT&T and the Bloomberg administration in May." Staten Island Advance, Aug. 29, 2012

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