As the pandemic worsens and schools once again close, need amongst Harlem’s students grows greater. Many are struggling to keep up with remote learning requirements without access to functioning computers. Now, Friends of Public School Harlem is stepping up to fulfill this need through an upcoming laptop donation event.
The event will be distributing 34 computers to students from local housing developments. Recipients have been selected based on need, including students for whom the Department of Education has issued inadequate or faulty technological resources.
“Access to a computer is critical for success these days, especially with how the pandemic is affecting education,” commented Jerry Migdol, FPSH Founder and President. “We’re proud of our laptop distribution program, which is helping Harlem’s students thrive in school and beyond.”
The event will be attended by Korey Wise, member of “The Exonerated Five”, District Leader Keith Lilly, Councilman Bill Perkins, and more. It will take place December 16th, from 10:30 am to 12 noon in the community room of 1730 Madison Avenue. Mask usage and social distancing protocols will be enforced.
About the organization
Founded by President Jerry Migdol, Friends of Public School Harlem is a non-profit organization focused on supporting Harlem’s public schools and students. A major component of this work is its frequent giveaways of school supplies to provide students with the tools they need to support success. The organization also provides laptops, tablets, and scholarships to high academic achievers to contribute to their continuing education. During the holiday season, the organization holds gatherings and giveaways to help strengthen the local community and provide seasonal cheer to those in need.
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