Chalkbeat Covers VOA-Greater New York Effort to Bring WiFi to Shelters
“Imagine being a teenager already set up with going to school in a crowded room with your mom and your siblings, and then you can’t get connected, and then you can’t hear, and your connection goes in and out,” said Myung Lee, CEO of Volunteers For America-Greater New York, which operates seven family and domestic violence shelters that serve about 1,000 school-age children. “Are you gonna keep trying? I don’t think so.”
Myung Lee explains to Chalkbeat the critical need for WiFi in shelters and explains how VOA-Greater New York was working to achieve this before the City announced its commitment to bring WiFi to all NYC family shelters.