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Our warehouse team has been busy prepping the 25,000 #OaklandUndivided Chromebooks to be distributed to Oakland public school students. Thanks to the support of our #OaklandUndivided partners and donors, we’re on track to reach our goal by the end of September of providing ALL qualifying students who have completed the #TechCheck survey with Chromebooks and/or hotspots to keep. The first major #OaklandUndivided distribution event took place on Monday, August 17, 2020 at the shared campus of Futures Elementary, Community United Elementary School and Coliseum College Prep Academy. Ongoing device distribution will continue to school sites with high completion rates of the Tech Check Survey.
The #OaklandUndivided Campaign is a collaboration between Oakland Unified School District, the City of Oakland and Mayor Libby Schaaf, the Oakland Public Education Fund, Oakland Promise, and Tech Exchange. The goal of #OaklandUndivided is to ensure that every student in District-run and charter schools is equipped with technology at home to support online learning. Within days of the campaign launch, #OaklandUndivided raised $12.5 million from Twitter and Square CEO, Jack Dorsey and Zynga founder, Mark Pincus, among others.
The #OaklandUndivided Tech Check ✔ is live!
All Oakland public school families are encouraged to complete the
Tech Check survey online or with support from school site staff.
SUPPORT TECH FOR ALL
Tech Exchange staff and volunteers have mobilized to establish texting
and phone banks, responding to calls to inform families of internet options,
and preparing hotspots and laptops to be distributed to students.
KTVU's Giving Day Drive recognizes Tech Exchange, an organization that provides free refurbished computers and technology to low-income families. Hear from Executive Director Seth Hubbert about how the need for their service has grown during the pandemic.
Tech Exchange staff and volunteers have mobilized to establish texting and phone banks, responding to calls to inform families of internet options, and preparing hotspots and laptops to be distributed to students.
You can help support this critical work by making a contribution to our TECH FOR ALL campaign: