Coppin State leads $3.9M pilot to expand internet access, tech skills across West Baltimore

Published 1/31/2023 3:44 p.m. EST

Coppin State University President Anthony L. Jenkins announces the $3.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce and National Telecommunications and Information Administration on Monday, January 30, 2023.

College students attending Coppin State University may be recruited by the historically Black college in West Baltimore to teach individuals in low-income neighborhoods how to thrive in a digital world.

Federal officials – who earmarked $3.9 million for Coppin State – say it’s another step towards closing the digital divide.

“This community really does need the work, the attention, the love, the dollars and the support of everybody,” said Democrat Kweisi Mfume, U.S. Rep. for Maryland’s 7th congressional district which includes parts of Baltimore City, during a press conference on Coppin State’s campus on Monday.

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