As part of their Connect Home SA Program and to promote Digital Inclusion Week, the San Antonio Housing Authority gives away more than 120 desktop computers to residents. Watch KSAT San Antonio's news story on the giveaway event.
From the Los Angeles Times:
Nearly 9,000 residents of public housing in Los Angeles will receive free broadband internet access for the rest of the 2020-21 school year as part of a new partnership between the city, Microsoft and the start-up internet service provider Starry.
From the Chicago Tribune:
Hundreds of school-age children in suburban Cook County public housing will get free laptops paid for by federal coronavirus stimulus money starting Wednesday, as part of an ongoing effort to ensure digital access after the COVID-19 pandemic upended in-person learning.
From the Afterschool Alliance:
From the Toledo Blade:
As Toledo Public Schools prepares to reopen its doors to students, community agencies and district officials have teamed up to open community learning centers that will help combat issues associated with virtual learning and a lack of resources as a result of the pandemic.
TPS officials and community leaders announced Thursday the launch of its first learning center at the Tabernacle Church at 531 Pinewood Ave.
From the Housing Authority of the City of Goldsboro, NC's website:
In Crystal Steadman's community of West Haven, you can already see several recently-installed, high speed wireless antennas. "This will be an amazing benefit! With having four children learning in the home,[...]this will make our school day flow better and will cut down on what has already been a difficult transition," Steadman said.
From The News Tribune:
The facility is a significant upgrade.
Tucked into a secluded wooded backdrop near Tacoma Housing Authority’s Salishan development, Arlington Drive Crisis Residential Center — which opened in June — represents a major improvement for Pierce County’s efforts to curb youth homelessness, and in particular for the kids who depend on it.
From the Chicago Tribune:
All families with school-age children in suburban Cook County public housing buildings will be eligible for free broadband internet under a program funded through federal coronavirus stimulus money, officials announced Wednesday.
Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) CEO and CLPHA Board of Directors Vice President Jeffery K. Patterson was recently featured on ForbesBooksRadio's affordable housing podcast ChangeMakers with Katie Goar. Mr. Patterson discussed CMHA's work not only to increase housing opportunities for low-income Cuyahoga families, but also to leverage the housing authority's resources and local partnerships to improve education outcomes for school-aged public housing residents. One way CMHA is advancing this goal is through expanding high-speed internet access at CMHA communities.
Children across the country begin a new school year like no other where most of the time spent on instruction will be online learning. For children of residents of public and affordable housing, virtual schooling presents an additional set of challenges.