For Immediate Release

Monday, August 23, 1999
Contact: Morrie Goodman
202-482-4883

Mary F. Hanley, mhanley@ntia.doc.gov
202-482-2075

PRESIDENT CLINTON'S NEW MARKETS INITIATIVE
ADDRESSES DIGITAL DIVIDE IN D.C.

Commerce Secretary William Daley Visits Urban League Tech Training Center with Mayor Williams and Private Sector Representatives in Northeast D.C.

WHO: U.S. Commerce Secretary William M. Daley
The Hon. Anthony Williams, Mayor of Washington, D.C.
Maudine Cooper, President, Greater Washington Urban League
Esther Silver-Parker, President, AT&T Foundation
Jack Krumholtz, Director of Federal Government Affairs, Microsoft

Guests will include parents, GWUL board members, Council members

WHEN: Tuesday, August 24, 1999, 10 AM

WHERE: Greater Washington Urban League's Information Processing Training Center
6017 Chillum Place, NE
Washington, D.C. 20012
202-291-1230

directions: North on 13th St. to Kansas St.,NE; Right on Chillum Place

WHAT: Secretary Daley joins non-profit, municipal and business leaders to highlight the President's New Markets Initiative which promotes private sector investment in distressed communities. Visit will highlight computer technology training program and include discussions with summer program students at 21 year-old Urban League center; announcements by corporate leaders of national and local programs to address digital divide in emerging markets and underserved communities.

Summer program students will show results of computer projects; graduate students will describe success stories.

The GWUL community technology access center provides computer training to low-income residents to enhance employment opportunities.

Note: Secretary Daley will be available for questions from the media following remarks.

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