A new high-tech learning lab is now open in Brooklyn.
Time Warner Cable funded the facility in partnership with the Red Hook Initiative, a local nonprofit committed to overcoming inequality.
It's the 10th in a series of 40 learning labs that Time Warner Cable has agreed to build around the city.
The facility's cutting edge technology is meant to help the nonprofit prepare young people for work and college.
Rep. Nydia Velazquez praised the effort.
"Invest in education, because education is the great equalizer, and technology, technology is part of that," Velazquez said.
"This means a lot for our employees. It means a lot for the communities. It means a lot for the company," said Brian Kelley, vice president of operations in Brooklyn and Queens with Time Warner Cable. "It's our chance to give back and to help."
Red Hook contains the second-largest public housing project in New York and was one of the communities hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy.
Time Warner Cable is the parent company of NY1.