June 9, 2000
Brown U. and MCI WorldCom Join to Help Colleges Try to Close the Digital Divide
Brown University and MCI WorldCom announced last month that they will award grants totaling $5-million to finance 20 college-community partnerships that seek to help familiarize low-income children with technology and the sciences.
The partnerships will bring colleges together with schools and community learning centers in their areas. Each partnership will receive about $40,000 a year, renewable for up to five years, plus hardware and expenses for narrowing