The mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa, commended the cable industry this morning for its support of an innovative youth center, A Place Called Home.
Speaking at the launch of the CableCares day of service (see earlier post here), Mayor Villaraigosa said, “I want to thank CableCares because you chose a place that makes a difference in the lives of young people every day.” The mayor also expressed his appreciation to the NCTA for hosting this year’s show in Los Angeles, underscoring the economic boost to the city by exhorting everyone to “spend money.”
Several hundred cable industry volunteers are slated to spend the day at A Place Called Home, which has been widely credited for providing a safe and revitalizing haven in its South Central Los Angeles neighborhood. Speaking to the assembled cable volunteers, Glenn Britt, Chairman, President and CEO of Time Warner Cable said, “You are going to play a small part in helping the many young people who benefit from coming to A Place Called Home. It will continue to innovate our nation’s leaders and artists.”
Time Warner is a long-time supporter of A Place Called Home. The company’s President of Residential Services for the West Region, Deborah Picciolo, said that Time Warner Cable’s commitment to the community is a huge part of their company’s culture: “It’s not only about cable, phone, Internet and programming providers.”
Find out more about A Place Called home by visiting the center’s website.