Meeting the Urgent Need for Technology
Under-served communities have born the brunt of the Covid-19 crisis, and not just with higher rates of illness. Fewer low-income students have access to the computers that are crucial for virtual learning, putting them at a significant educational disadvantage. So when we were contacted by The Loyalty Foundation, a not-for-profit that provides technology to impoverished students in order to provide more equal access to education for all, we were eager to link them up with the kids and teens in the communities we serve. In the last few months The Loyalty Foundation has provided 112 students in FtoF communities (Flint, Michigan; Jenkins, Kentucky; Yonkers, New York and New York City) with refurbished Chromebook laptops!