Time Warner Donates Learning Lab to Ali Forney Center

By Christopher Rudolph

Originally published on Advocate.com January 02 2013 2:56 PM ET

After the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, the future of the Ali Forney Center, a New York City organization serving homeless LGBT teens, was looking rather grim.

Once news spread of the destruction of the group's drop-in center in Chelsea, the LGBT community rallied to help, even raising more than $400,000 to help with rebuilding. Now even more good news to add to the new year cheer: Time Warner Cable has chosen the Ali Forney Center as the recipient of the Time Warner Cable Learning Lab grant, $50,000 in funds that will provide the center with new computers, tablets, and televisions with the latest technology. 
 
John Quigley, Time Warner's regional vice president for New York City operations, said the company is "proud to partner with an organization that serves as a strong voice for homeless LGBT youth in New York City and across the nation. The Time Warner Cable Learning Lab will feature programs and resources that will assist youth in their educational and career development needs as they grow from adolescence to adulthood." 
 
The Learning Lab will be located at the Ali Forney Center's new drop-in center, located in Harlem, and is expected to open sometime before April.