Thousands of students attending Atlanta Public Schools (APS) do not have an internet connection and/or appropriate equipment in their home. This creates a significant disadvantage to academic progress and consequent economic mobility that is only exacerbated by community emergencies like the current COVID-19 situation.
APS has partnered with Comcast to launch the Get Our Kids Connected initiative to support low-income families. Through its Internet Essentials program, Comcast will work with APS to solicit financial support from individuals and organizations to sponsor students with low-cost, high-speed internet and computers.
For $300, contributors can give the gift of connectivity, which will provide students with a laptop and an internet connection for 12 months. APS has identified a pilot group of 1,000 students with an immediate need, which sets the fundraising goal at $300,000.
For questions about additional partnership opportunities with Atlanta Public Schools and how to donate:
Rachel Sprecher, 404-802-2812, email@example.com
For questions regarding the Comcast initiative details and execution:
Lisa Walker-Holloway, 678-776-6635, Lisa_Walker@cable.comcast.com