A gift of $50 which pays for one Chromebook for each student, will be matched by Capital One!
We’ve all felt the impact of temporary school closures and the shift to remote learning supported by online resources as part of the nation’s attempt to flatten the curve of COVID 19 exposure; but none more than our lower income and most vulnerable students and families. This crisis has exposed the depth of the digital divide in our nation. Now, our students are expected to learn (in part) online, and our parents are expected to support them.
But what if our students don’t have computers, or have to share with multiple siblings? They may not be able to access vital content or instruction. While DE leadership has worked over the years to expand high speed and broadband access to the majority of households, computer access is still an issue for many of the families and students in our community, including those who attend the partner schools at the Community Education Building. 7% of families in our districts are without computers , with a higher concentration in Wilmington where most of our families reside.
Now more than ever, we need your support with our goal of closing the opportunity gap for our students, by ensuring that they can continue to learn, grow and thrive through this unprecedented event. In partnership with NerdIT Now, Capital One, Spur Impact and YOU, the CEB aims to provide 225 chrome books to students at Kuumba Academy Charter School and Great Oaks Charter School - Wilmington, so they can receive the same continuity of learning opportunity as their more advantaged peers. The Chromebooks will allow for direct access to Google classroom and many other apps that our K-12 educators are using for content and instruction. You can help by sponsoring a child’s remote learning education today!