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Mayor Greenberg Announces $120,000 In Computer Lab Upgrades Across Six Area Community Centers

The following is a press release issued by the Office of Mayor Craig Greenburg (Louisville, Ky.) on May 23, 2024:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 23, 2024) – Wednesday, Mayor Craig Greenberg joined District 1 Councilwoman Tammy Hawkins, leaders from Connected Nation and Louisville Parks and Recreation at Southwick Community Center to celebrate $120,000 in computer lab upgrades across six community centers. These are the first computer upgrades in over a decade for the community centers, with digital creative spaces being implemented that include 3D printers, VR headsets and more for Louisvillians to use. 

The community centers receiving upgrades are California, Park Hill, Portland, Shawnee, Southwick and South Louisville. Additional upgrades to other centers are in progress. 

“From kids working on homework projects or learning a new skill to telehealth appointments and more, digital services like these are essential to the daily lives of our people,” said Mayor Greenberg. “These upgrades are incredible, and the best part is the fact that they are free and available to Louisvillians across our city. Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make these resources available.” 

“I'm passionate about supporting the youth in our community. It's exciting that Southwick has been selected for a pilot program to increase the availability of computers in community centers. It's important we provide our young people with every possible advantage for a brighter future,” said Councilwoman Tammy Hawkins, District 1.  

The $120,000 investment highlights Louisville Metro Government’s commitment to increasing digital access across the city and builds on the $150,000 in grants awarded in 2023 to nine community organizations for digital inclusion efforts. 

Also in attendance was Heather Gate, EVP of Digital Inclusion for Connected Nation, a Kentucky nonprofit whose mission is to improve lives by providing innovative solutions to expand access, adoption and use of high-speed internet and its related technologies. 

“I'm thrilled by Louisville Metro's Government impactful decision to provide these six community centers with computers," said Heather Gate. "Ensuring that organizations have these resources empowers them to better serve the community in this digital age, where digital skills and resources are essential for economic opportunity, education and workforce development."

For community center hours, activities and more, click here.  

For more on Louisville Metro Government’s digital inclusion efforts, click here.