Harlem’s Street Corner Resources Receives $5k Donation From Spectrum Broadband

On Wednesday, December 9th, 2020, Spectrum, the leading broadband, video, and voice provider, present a Harlem non-profit in Harlem, New York.

Harlem’s Street Corner Resources (SCR) was presented with a $5,000 donation.

The donation will assist the organization’s online and other technology programs offered through its neighborhood Peace Café.

The donation was made as part of the fourth annual Street Corner Resources Day, a recognition of SCR’s work in the Harlem community and of its central headquarters location on West 145th Street.

The donation was made as part of the fourth annual Street Corner Resources Day, a recognition of SCR’s work in the Harlem community and of its central headquarters location on West 145th Street.

Attending the donation event, which adhered to all health and safety precautions, were:

  • Iesha Sekou, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of SCR
  • New York State Assembly Member Al Taylor
  • A representative of New York State Assembly Member Inez Dickens
  • Rodney Capel, Vice President of Government Affairs for Spectrum

Founded in 2005, Street Corner Resources was developed out of a concern over growing gun violence and gang activity within Harlem’s youth.

Through its staff and volunteers, SCR provides a multitude of programs and resources to help the area’s young people develop skills that will lead to successful careers and family lives.

Our donation to SCR is consistent with that goal since it will enable greater online learning and broader Internet capabilities for young people in Harlem.

“Spectrum’s business is all about connecting people,” said Spectrum’s Camille Joseph, Group Vice President, Government Affairs. “Our vast New York City communications network helps New Yorkers communicate, learn and build stronger communities. Our donation to SCR is consistent with that goal since it will enable greater online learning and broader Internet capabilities for young people in Harlem. Having valuable and meaningful programs and assistance for our youth is an important element to having a safe community for ourselves and our children.”


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Spectrum’s donation will go towards SCR’s Peace Café and will be used to purchase a variety of technical enhancements that will allow participants to take advantage of virtual programming and other online resources that are especially critical during the current COVID pandemic.

Said Street Corner Resources CEO Iesha Sekou, “Street Corner Resources has long been in need of greater funding for the Peace Cafe, a place where young people come to perform, produce music, share their stories and just be themselves. I am more than grateful that Spectrum chose our Peace Café as a place to support our internet technology and equipment needs. At a time when many young people do not have anything to do because of the COVID-related shutdown of schools, community centers, and recreational outlets, Spectrum’s gift will help our young people engage in productive, safe, and creative activities. I am also glad to see that Spectrum is making the internet available to the youth, to elders, and to others in our community at an affordable rate through its Spectrum Internet Assist program.”

On Street Corner Resources’ anniversary of opening their community office space in the 71st Assembly District in the Village of Harlem, I am proud to stand by them as they are surrounded by those who support their hard work.

According to New York State Assembly Member Al Taylor, “On Street Corner Resources’ anniversary of opening their community office space in the 71st Assembly District in the Village of Harlem, I am proud to stand by them as they are surrounded by those who support their hard work. I have worked with Iesha Sekou and her organization and have seen how she has always uplifted the needs of young people. Not only does her organization work in the streets, but they also help community members build their professional skills, whether it is computer skills, resume building, or honing their artistic talents. Street Corner Resources tackles issues holistically, and while many times such work can go unnoticed, I thank Spectrum for recognizing and investing in Street Corner Resources so that they can continue supporting young people and the Harlem community.”

New York State Assembly Member Inez Dickens said, “Iesha Sekou founded Street Corner Resources out of the necessity to save the lives of our youth. Our youth felt neglected, abused, and over-burdened with life issues too soon for them to confront on their own. Street Corner Resources has provided an opportunity for young people to discover the value of life and purpose, while at the same time learn the life skills required that lead to a promising future. I stand with Spectrum in awarding Iesha and Street Corner Resources with a donation to their Peace Café that will bring together young people in finding new talents that have yet to be unlocked.”

Spectrum is a suite of advanced communications services offered by Charter Communications, Inc, a leading broadband connectivity company and cable operator serving more than 30 million customers in 41 states.

Spectrum is a suite of advanced communications services offered by Charter Communications, Inc, a leading broadband connectivity company and cable operator serving more than 30 million customers in 41 states.

Over an advanced communications network, the company offers a full range of state-of-the-art residential and business services including Spectrum Internet®, TV, Mobile, and Voice.

For small and medium-sized companies, Spectrum Business® delivers the same suite of broadband products and services coupled with special features and applications to enhance productivity, while for larger businesses and government entities, Spectrum Enterprise provides highly customized, fiber-based solutions.

Spectrum Reach® delivers tailored advertising and production for the modern media landscape.

The company also distributes award-winning news coverage, sports and high-quality original programming to its customers through Spectrum Networks and Spectrum Originals.

Photo credit (l to r): Iesha Sekou, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of SCR; New York State Assembly Member Al Taylor; and Rodney Capel, Vice President of Government Affairs for Spectrum.

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