Today, PowerOn announced on social media the names of the fourteen LGBTQ+ organizations that were accepted into the program this year. The announcement came on the heels of an op-ed published in the Washington Blade which also announces the new centers.
LGBTQ+ youth make up 40% of the youth homeless population in America, according to Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago. Technology like cellphones and laptops which PowerOn provides can connect at-risk LGBTQ+ youth to resources like housing, jobs, and healthcare.
The organizations accepted into the program for 2020 are as follows: The LGBTQ Center, South Bend, IN
WAVES AHEAD, San Juan, PR
Pride Center of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
The Newburgh LGBTQ Center, Newburgh, NY
Pride Community Services Organization, Lexington, KY
Kansas City Center for Inclusion, Kansas City, MO
Brave Space Alliance Chicago, IL
Persad Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Affirmations, Ferndale, MI
Hudson Pride Center, Jersey City, NJ
LGBT Life Center, Norfolk, VA
Rainbow Center, Tacoma, WA
Metro Inclusive Health, St. Petersburg, FL
Read the Washington Blade op-ed to find out what LGBT Tech Executive Director Christopher Wood has to say about the program.