Monday, June 16, 2008

Microsoft Vida Digital Latina Donates Bilingual Software

On Saturday I welcomed Microsoft Vida Digital Latina to the Boyle Height Technology Center. At the Tech Center, anyone can come in and explore technology through state-of-the-art equipment. You can learn Web design, music programming, and get help with homework and job placement. Now thanks to Microsoft, you can do all that in English and Spanish. Microsoft has generously donated 27 Microsoft Office Language Packs and 27 Microsoft Offices Licenses to the Tech Center through its Microsoft Digital Latina Campaign. Its generous contribution has made the Boyle Heights Technology Center the only facility in Boyle Heights to have bilingual computers.

Having bilingual computers will give Spanish speaking community members an opportunity to learn computers and be computer savvy, and also provide bonding opportunities for many families.