Jan 18 21

Mission Equality: From MLK to HTI

Tranelle Maner

In August 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. urged Americans to come together and demanded equality, justice, and democracy for all. In his famous “I have a dream “ speech, King discussed the need for all Americans to come together and bridge the gap in knowledge, access, and opportunity.

No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main…any man’s death diminishes me because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee,” he expressed. “Through our scientific and technological genius, we’ve made of this world a neighborhood. And now through our moral and ethical commitment, we must make of it a brotherhood. We must all learn to live together as brothers—or we will all perish together as fools.

HTI’s mission is to provide Chromebooks to those within HUBZones that have a strong desire for self-improvement whether they are students, underemployed and unemployed peoples of lower economic regions. Our goal is to strengthen the workforce by providing more skilled labor therefore reducing unemployment rates in HUBZone areas.

Just like Dr.King, we believe that in this digital age, all people, regardless of economic status, should have equal access to digital resources for further education, digital communication, and to find employment opportunities. 

If you’d like to help us accomplish our goal and provide assistance, that could generate growth including business support, and help schools across the community acquire the tools to better educate students, please consider donating via our website at www.hubzonetech.org/donate.