Los Angeles Youth Shelter Addresses Digital Access with Implementation of LocknCharge FUYL Tower

November 21, 2017 — MADISON, Wis. (Nov. 21, 2017) – While internet connection and mobile devices are pervasive in today’s society, technology access is not universal. To narrow the digital divide among Americans, organizations across the nation are now building technology centers that provide increased access to low-income individuals. Among these organizations is the Covenant House California in Los Angeles. For homeless and struggling youth, the Covenant House has long been a place where they could seek shelter, food, clothing, education and support. In a recent makeover by Oprah, the Covenant House installed LocknCharge’s FUYL Tower to ensure that mobile devices are readily available to advance their education and career paths. Covenant House California is a non-profit youth homeless shelter that helps over 1,800 homeless and trafficked youth a year between the ages of 18-24. In 2004, Oprah hosted Alex Molina, then a youth member from the Covenant House, on her show and provided her with a college scholarship. Now, Molina is a case manager at the agency and Oprah recently conducted a complete renovation of the center.