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CPLC, Telcel Provide Smartphones to Hispanic Students

Jan. 8, 2013

Staff -- HispanicBusiness

Samsung Galaxy smartphone
Samsung Galaxy smartphone

Chicanos Por La Causa Inc. has partnered with Telcel AMERICA to equip Hispanic high school students with smartphones.

Through a proprietary program called "Movilizacion Escolar con Telcel AMERICA" (Mobilizing Scholars with Telcel AMERICA), the company provided 75 free Samsung Galaxy Precedent smartphones Hispanic students participating in CPLC's Learning Center Program, according to a release.

The program provides three months of free airtime, including unlimited domestic and international calling, texting, and Internet access.

"CPLC is proud to partner with wireless service leader Telcel AMERICA and be part of an initiative that is putting the tools of tomorrow into the hands of Latino students to enable them to stay connected, inspire digital learning and nurture an on-line Latino community that continues to grow in the United States," said Martin Quintana, CPLC Chief Economic Development Officer.

CPLC is a community development corporation that provides services in Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico. With 34 programs and services, 800 employees, and 60 offices, CPLC is the fourth largest Hispanic CDC in the country.

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