Black Family & Child Services of Arizona has partnered with Cox Communications to provide free laptop computers and two months of Cox Connect2Compete internet service for 30 pre-qualified students and families. Now, they have the tools to successfully learn and work from home.

Representatives from Black Family & Child Services of Arizona and Cox Communications came together at Black Family & Child Services last week to present computers and internet to 30 families.

Cox also just announced an extension of free internet for two months for any qualified student and their family that sign up for Connect2Compete between now and December 31. Plus, Cox will continue to keep its 2500+ Arizona WiFi hot spots open to anyone for free and will continue to suspend late fees and extend payment flexibility to Connect2Compete customers through June 2021 when they contact Cox and let the company know they are impacted by the pandemic.

Students who qualify for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or live in public housing are eligible Cox’s low-cost Connect2Compete Internet service.

“This partnership with Cox Communication has been a powerful demonstration of how simple collaboration and sharing of resources can help transform the lives of those in need,” said Shawn Pearson, CEO of Black Family & Child Services of Arizona.

“We at Cox thank Black Family & Child Services for joining us in our ongoing commitment to help connect kids so they can learn from home,” said Susan Anable, Southwest Vice President of Public Affairs, Cox Communications.  “The way children learn has changed and as K-12 schools continue to provide education online, we don’t want to see any kid get left behind just because a computer and an internet connection in the home is financially out of reach.”