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Grand Opening: Little Village Technology Center

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June 18, 2012 | Chicago, IL

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ERIE NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE and Nielsen Joint Media Release

 Grand Opening: Little Village Technology Center
 


Chicago, IL
June 18, 2012 – Today, Nielsen will strengthen its commitment to Latino families in Chicago by opening a new Community Technology Center at Erie Neighborhood House’s Little Village satellite office.

“Nielsen is excited to support Erie Neighborhood House and its Little Village Technology Center,” said Cheryl Pearson-McNeil, senior vice president, public affairs and government relations at Nielsen. “This is a great opportunity to assist Erie [Neighborhood House] with its day-to-day activities, making sure the students have access to resources needed to help them complete various activities and programs provided by the organization.”  

Nielsen is a leading global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and by. Nielsen is committed to accurately measuring a broad range of consumer behavior representing a wide range of ethnicities and cultures worldwide. In the U.S., Nielsen supports organizations which promote cultural diversity and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs. No two consumers are the same, and the opinions of all groups matter. This is why Nielsen continues to invest in multicultural communities to help them better understand their consumer power.

“We are very excited to partner with Nielsen in opening this new Community Technology Center as it will help our families keep learning with the latest, up-to-date hardware. This will help fight the digital divide that persists in our low-income Latino community,” said Celena Roldan, Executive Director of Erie Neighborhood House.

The Grand Opening will take place on Monday, June 18, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. at Erie Neighborhood House’s Little Village site located at 4225 W. 25th Street in Chicago. Nielsen representatives, Microsoft, Erie House families and friends will be present for the unveiling of the new facility.

Erie’s mission is to promote a just and inclusive society by strengthening low-income, primarily Latino families through skill-building, access to critical resources, advocacy and collaborative action. For 142 years, Erie Neighborhood House has empowered individuals to achieve their fullest potential through a broad spectrum of services tailored to meet the challenges and aspirations of Chicago’s low-income families and immigrant residents. In Chicago’s West Town, Humboldt Park and Little Village communities, Erie’s education programs help 4,500 participants annually create better lives for themselves and their families while strengthening community action and civic engagement. 

Those who are interested in attending and for more detail about the project please contact Rhea Yap, Director of Development and Communications at ryap@eriehouse.org.  

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Erie Neighborhood House (ENH) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that reaches 5,000 people annually, empowering them to build better lives while strengthening their communities. ENH offers Chicago’s Latino and diverse low-income residents a range of community-based education programs. With forward-thinking leadership, ENH is committed to continuing its legacy of cost effective, award-winning programming. For more information, please visit www.eriehouse.org.
 

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