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Free broadband, computers and digital literacy training available to Sacramento households in need during pandemic
United Way and City of Sacramento launch Digital Equity Program

SACRAMENTO – Up to 10,000 Sacramento households affected by the pandemic, particularly low-income households with children and seniors, will receive free broadband access this fall through a new pilot program launched by the City of Sacramento and United Way California Capital Region. Funded through the federal CARES Act, the Digital Equity program also will provide free computers to up to 1,000 households as well as digital literacy training on how to use the technology.

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One year after local United Way merger
Yolo County programs are expanding

For Immediate Release: Sept. 22, 2020

Media Contact: Kristin Thébaud, (530) 204-7266,

SACRAMENTO – United Way California Capital Region is calling its merger with Woodland United Way a success after its first year, citing expanded programming and a larger presence in the area. The merger took place after a year of exploration, community meetings and preparation, with both groups’ boards of directors unanimously approving the merger in June 2019.