Cox Communications and the James M. Cox Foundation have been philanthropic partners of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and local Clubs since 1977. Their contributions to BGCA help to fund technology centers and have established significant advances in digital literacy for many Clubs across the nation.
Through its partnership with BGCA, Cox is committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection through its technology grant program. Since 2003, Cox has partnered with BGCA to provide more than 100 state-of-the-art Innovation Labs across the nation. The $20,000 grant from Cox allows the Clubs to install these labs that provide students with computer literacy skills and help bridge the digital divide for those without access to a computer or internet at home. The Cox Innovation Labs are safe places for students to explore their interest in STEAM fields, and give students access to vital technology, tools and high-speed internet.
The James M. Cox Foundation is named in honor of Cox Enterprises’ founder and provides funding for capital campaigns and special projects in communities where the company operates. James M. Cox was Ohio's first three-term governor and the 1920 Democratic nominee for president of the United States. The Foundation concentrates its community support in several areas, including conservation and environment; early childhood education; empowering families and individuals for success; and health.
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