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Cambridge First Day honors six

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The 14th annual Cambridge First Day at MIT will honor six Cambridge institutions for "Bridging the Digital Divide" in the city.

Awards will be presented on Tuesday, June 13, to Cambridge Housing Authority's Community Computer Centers; Community Learning Center: Project LIFT; Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House's Computer Tech Center; East End House's Technology Center; Cambridge Community Television: ComputerCENTRAL; and MIT CommuniTech.

Each will receive a framed Cambridge First Day Award, $1,000 to help continue their work and a bound City Council resolution.

The program begins at 11 a.m. in the Mezzanine Lounge of the Stratton Student Center and will be followed by an informal buffet luncheon. Speakers will include Cambridge Mayor Kenneth E. Reeves, MIT Executive Vice President Sherwin Greenblatt and Cambridge City Manager Robert W. Healy.

Established in 1993, Cambridge First Day provides an opportunity for MIT to express its appreciation to the Cambridge community for the vital partnerships that exist among MIT and local businesses, public officials and residents of Cambridge.

Jointly planned and hosted by MIT and the city since 1997, Cambridge First Day focuses on a different theme each year.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on June 7, 2006 (download PDF).

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