Recently, Bridging Tech donated 37 laptops to the children living at Catholic Charities of Boston’s St. Ambrose Family Shelter in Dorchester and Nazareth Residence in Roxbury.
We are tremendously grateful for this generous donation that will enable the children living in CCAB shelters to be able to remotely access educational materials, as many schools implemented remote learning this year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our shelter residences serve as a safe haven for our community members facing homelessness and it is our goal to provide them every resource possible to be able to reach a place of stability and, ultimately, self-sufficiency.
Bridging Tech purchases and donates laptops to children affected by homelessness who need a device in order to keep up with their education. The organization explains that they realized that students who are already at a disadvantage with regards to their education due to their homelessness or poverty are facing even bigger challenges today as the pandemic has forced schools to turn to remote learning.
The Bridging Tech Charitable Fund is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity that gives online-learning devices and academic support to students affected by homelessness. This equitable initiative was founded at Stanford University by two young women who care deeply about social and educational equity, and the organization has since grown to serve shelters in cities nationwide. By working with other nonprofits, Bridging Tech is able to successfully bridge the digital divide through giving on these fronts: ownership of quality devices, internet connectivity and digital literacy education. Particularly during the current crises of racial bias coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic, giving online-learning devices to the millions of children who do not have access to an educational device at home is critical to reduce the systemic inequity prevalent in our society.
Thank you, Bridging Tech, for supporting our clients during these unprecedented and trying times.