Visa USA Donates Computers to Archdiocese of Washington’s Inner-City Catholic Schools

December 06, 2004

Thanks to U.S. Representative John Boehner (R-OH) and Visa USA, students of Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Washington’s Center City Consortium will receive 25 new laptop computers and Visa’s free online personal finance curriculum. Students will learn more about the computers and program at a special event:

Wednesday, December 8, 2004
10:30 a.m.
Immaculate Conception School
711 N Street, NW, Washington, DC

Joining the students will be Rep. Boehner, chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Education and the Workforce, who has challenged businesses to reach out to Consortium schools; Mary Anne Stanton, executive director of the Consortium; and Rhonda Bentz, vice president of public affairs at Visa USA.

The Center City Consortium, in partnership with the business community, has brought new resources, services, tuition aid and capital improvements to revitalize 13 Catholic elementary schools in the nation’s capital. At least 50 percent of Consortium families are at or below poverty level, 70 percent are single-parent households and more than 70 percent are non-Catholic.

Visa USA, the world’s largest consumer payment system, donates computer equipment to schools and provides training for teachers on how to use the Practical Money Skills for Life curriculum. To date, Visa has donated more than 50 computer labs nationwide.

Jennifer Reed
Asst. Dir. of Communications, Schools
[email protected]