Joslin Recreation Center gets new computer lab

JOSLIN RECREATION CENTER of Providence celebrates its new computer lab. From left, Providence Deputy Director of Recreation Takara Roderick; Elena Chiaradio, senior manager of corporate communications, International Game Technology; Sabina Matos, acting president of the Providence City Council; Ward 6 Councilman Michael Correia; and Mayor Jorge O. Elorza. / COURTESY MICHAEL CORREIA
JOSLIN RECREATION CENTER of Providence celebrates its new computer lab. From left, Providence Deputy Director of Recreation Takara Roderick; Elena Chiaradio, senior manager of corporate communications, International Game Technology; Sabina Matos, acting president of the Providence City Council; Ward 6 Councilman Michael Correia; and Mayor Jorge O. Elorza. / COURTESY MICHAEL CORREIA

PROVIDENCE – A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Nov. 22 for a new computer lab at Joslin Recreation Center, made possible with a $15,000 grant from International Game Technology PLC, a multinational gaming company based in Providence.

The lab will allow digital learning for children that may not be available in their homes, said Sabina Matos, acting president of the Providence City Council. “It’s our hope that by ensuring that students have access to computers at the Joslin Recreation Center, this will help bridge that gap.”

Councilman Michael Correia of Ward 6, whose constituents are also served by the center, said, “Providing students with the tools they need to succeed in school is something that the City Council takes very seriously.”

“Learning doesn’t end when our students leave school,” said Mayor Jorge O. Elorza. “Our youth deserve the highest-quality access to technology and I thank the city council and IGT for their commitment to making sure our kids have the tools they need to succeed.”

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Susan Shalhoub is a PBN contributing writer.

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