Spectrum has announced a donation of $7,500 to Inhisname United through the company’s national community philanthropic program.
Spectrum Employee Community Grants, part of a $1 million programming commitment through year-end 2021.
The grant will be used to purchase necessary supplies to continue to serve the northern Manhattan community, including an industrial-grade refrigerator so that local Dyckman Houses residents and community members can access food donations.
Inhisname United was selected by Spectrum based on the volunteer work of company employee Jose Munoz, a field service technician who nominated the organization for the grant.
He has been actively involved with Inhisname United since its founding in 2008 after initially becoming interested in volunteering in the community through his interactions with the organization’s co-founder, Daniel Jimenez.
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Munoz presented the donation to Jimenez last week, June 18, 2021, at the Dyckman Houses on 10th Avenue in northern Manhattan.
Based on the Dyckman Houses in the Inwood neighborhood, Inhisname United was co-founded by Daniel Jimenez and Henry Rodriguez to help families of different communities come together through the mission of “United We’re Stronger.”
Inhisname United provides food pantry services, youth mentorship, and conducts special collection drives throughout the year – including sneakers, coats and Christmas toys – for Dyckman Houses residents and local community members in need.
“Through Spectrum Employee Community Grants, we’re proud to provide support to vital community organizations with which our local employees are already volunteering their time and talent,” said Camille Joseph, group vice president of state government affairs for Spectrum. “Together, we’re building stronger communities where our customers and employees live and work across America.”
Said Jimenez, “We love serving our community every single day and look forward to doing bigger and better things in the future. We always strive to do what we do with the message of ‘We Are New York’ in mind. I sincerely thank Spectrum again for this wonderful opportunity to continue and improve what we do in the community.”
Spectrum Technician Munoz said, “I always get a little emotional when people come up to me during an activity and express their gratitude.
That is why the Spectrum Employee Community Grant is considered to be such a blessing for me.
Inhisname United only depends on donations and support, and this grant will definitely help us to continue our mission to help those in need. I feel lucky and grateful to work for a company that helps me to further provide support to an organization close to my heart.”
Spectrum Employee Community Grants has provided funding to more than 250 local nonprofits in 30 states throughout the company’s service area since its inception in July 2019.
Recipients deliver critical social services, helping underserved residents meet basic needs, including food, shelter, clothing, job training and neighborhood safety.
Each awardee is nominated by one of the company’s 96,000 U.S. employees who has volunteered with the organization for at least one year.
Spectrum Employee Community Grants are one of several philanthropic programs at Charter Communications — which operates the Spectrum brand — developed to support communities where the company provides service and where its employees live and work.
Spectrum surpassed its multiyear commitment to award $6 million in cash and in-kind donations to support broadband education through Spectrum Digital Education, which have benefited more than 56,000 people across 17 states and Washington, D.C., since 2017.
Charter has committed $22 million to assist minority-owned businesses within its footprint.
In 2020, Charter launched the Spectrum Community Investment Loan Fund to invest in community development financial institutions (CDFIs), and with national partners like National Action Network and the National Urban League, to provide low-cost loans to diverse-owned small businesses whose goods and services help meet core needs in underserved communities.
In the spring of 2020, Charter introduced Spectrum Scholars, a two-year educational program for eligible rising juniors in financial need, that will award a total of $400,000 in scholarship aid, provide company mentors for students, as well as connect them with potential internship opportunities at Charter.
Spectrum is a suite of advanced communications services offered by Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR), a leading broadband connectivity company and cable operator serving more than 31 million customers in 41 states.
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Photo credit: Spectrum Technician Jose Munoz (left) presents $7,500 check to northern Manhattan community organization Inhisname United, as part of the Spectrum Employee Community Grant program. Pictured with Munoz is Dyckman Residents Association’s Mariam James and Daniel Jimenez, Co-founder of Inhisname United.