COVID-19 accelerates the transformation of our world to digital learning. Disparities in technology access, unfortunately, left many kids behind. With schools being closed and now that distance learning has become a prevalent factor in kids’ lives, maximizing educational efforts has become increasingly significant. Offering both quality and equal education opportunities to the underprivileged is imperative. We are launching RRRcomputer.org Free Summer Coding Class.
Students can register our classes at the Eventbrite page tinyurl.com/RRRTechDev
Class instructors are RRRcomputer.org volunteers with extensive backgrounds in computer science, web design, and teaching. Our instructors are unpaid and volunteer their valuable time to construct curriculum, class materials, and deliver lectures. RRRcomputer.org is graciously seeking your generous donation to cover supplies, chargers, batteries, and SSD hard drive in order to refurbish more computers for the disadvantaged students without computers to join our lessons, and assist us in expanding our project to more cities in the bay area. Your support for this initiative will largely help this program sustain, bridge the digital divide and education gap between the rich and the poor. $1,500 can refurbish 15-20 laptops.
If you believe in promoting digital inclusion and repurposing computers for the next generation, please make a tax-deductible donation to help RRRcomputer achieve its mission. Every penny counts! Thank you very much!
Since 2015, RRRcomputer has promoted digital inclusion by refurbishing would-be destroyed laptops and distributing them to low-income k-12 kids in the San Francisco Bay Area. In total, we have transferred over $760,000 in value of laptops and impacted 990 people in our communities and hosted coding classes with the intent to equip students with computer literacy and prepare them for the growing digital workforce of their hometowns.
Our Recent Impact:
In 2018, the SFUSD (San Francisco School District) reported more than half of its 54,063 students were socioeconomically disadvantaged, due in large part to the city’s rising cost of living. A key indicator of child poverty within San Francisco were few schools having as have as high as 85% eligibility for free or subsidized lunches.
Thurgood Marshall Academic High School in San Francisco has a series of senior seminars where students discern interests in colleges and careers, complete college applications and scholarships. Using collected funds from coding class sponsors and donors, we got to work on communicating with the school. And on September 19, 2019, RRRcomputer.org distributed $15,000 in MacBook Air computers so programs like theirs can continue serving. Donate here or if you can't please share on your social media. You can also donate at our website https://rrrcomputer.org/