NAMIC Gets Ex-Presidential Help


Former President Bill Clinton's foundation has formed a new partnership
connecting the National Association of Minorities in Communications' New York
chapter with Harlem small-business owners.

Under a four-year agreement, NAMIC and Clinton's Presidential Foundation will
provide new Gateway Inc. computers and Microsoft Corp. "Microsoft Office"
training to eight owners participating in a pilot program at the Harlem Small
Business Initiative.

Each business will get a PC, applicable software and training by 2005, with
training sessions taking place at the Frederick Douglass Creative Arts

One training course started at the center April 7, and it will continue
through May 27.

In announcing the effort, Clinton mentioned the national NAMIC Digital Bridge
Alliance project as the model for this. NAMIC's participation is "crucial to the
success of this initiative," he said in a prepared statement.