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We celebrate #digitalinclusionweek as we highlight El Buen’s effort to help narrow the digital divide among our community. El Buen’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Rosamaria Murillo, recently interviewed with The Digital Empowerment Community of Austin (DECA) and Austin Public to document the digital shift due to COVID. For the last 17 months, El Buen has scaled its emergency response efforts, distributing over $7 million in direct cash assistance and pivoting its Youth and Adult Education efforts to be virtual. As a result, our team offered 76 laptops and 56 hotspots to our youth students and 11 hotspots to our adult students. Our programs also provided education and technology training to connect our families to the virtual transition of school, medical appointments, and more.