Southland Credit Union has donated more than $100,000 in computer workstations to the city of Long Beach’s Parks, Recreation and Marine Department that will be used in support of its youth and senior recreation programs, officials announced Tuesday.
The workstations include more than 200 monitors, keyboards, hard drives and Windows 10 software licenses, and are in the process of being distributed to city community centers that offer recreation programs, according to the city.
They will be available to registered youth and seniors of the city’s after-school, teen and senior programs as well as for virtual learning and activities through the Long Beach Unified School District.
The donation will “make a positive impact on local youth,” according to Brent Dennis, the director of the city’s Parks, Recreation and Marine Department.
“At Southland Credit Union, we are committed to the philosophy of `people helping people’ and we are honored to have the opportunity to partner with the city of Long Beach in a way that will positively impact the Long Beach community,” said Tom Lent, president and chief executive officer of the credit union, which has 60,000 members in Los Angeles and Orange counties. “As a Long Beach native, I look forward to Southland forging a lasting partnership with the city of Long Beach.”