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Bader Philanthropies Grant Funds Expansion of Sip and Swipe Cafés in Rural Wisconsin

September 26, 2019. Read story from The Northwoods River News.

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Generations on Line, a nonprofit that provides free internet literacy training, access and skills to the elderly, is expanding into five rural Wisconsin counties through a $60,000 grant by Bader Philanthropies, Inc., one of southeastern Wisconsin’s top 10 foundations. The grant, distributed over two years, will allows Generations on Line to partner with local leaders in Vilas, Oneida, Iron, Lincoln and Price counties to implement at least 10 new Sip and Swipe Café ® programs that teach basic tablet device skills through hands-on training with older adults.

“The grant provides training, tech and management support; program marketing to new Café locations and hosts; and other Cafés operating in the state,” the release states. “The program aims to help isolated seniors in rural areas, who are some of the hardest to reach, tackle the difficult digital divide.”

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