Connected Kids

In April, Worcester Public Schools Superintendent, Maureen Binienda, identified technology – particularly Chromebooks for students – as a primary area of need during the shift to remote learning during the global pandemic. The district is working hard to meet the needs of both students and teachers during this unprecedented challenge, and devices are essential to connect students to their teachers and classmates.

WEDF launched the Connected Kids campaign to raise funds for the Chromebooks needed to ensure equitable access to learning opportunities for Worcester’s students.

Beyond the pandemic, the Chromebooks purchased will develop students’ technology fluency and ensure access to digital learning and computer science curricula.

Your support is most appreciated!

Recent Updates

As of August, our campaign has raised funds for almost 500 Chromebooks. Thank you to all of the donors who have joined us in our effort!

  • WEDF Launches “Connected Scholars” Computer Scholarship Program
    In Spring 2020, the Worcester Educational Development Foundation (WEDF) announced the launch of its Connected Kids Campaign, designed to support Worcester Public Schools’ urgent goal of providing every student with a computer. The district identified the additional funds it needed to make this goal happen. With the support of WEDF, we are pleased to say …
  • Major Taylor Association Supports WEDF’s Connected Kids Campaign
    Worcester Educational Development Foundation thanks the Major Taylor Association for its generous contribution to our Connected Kids campaign. The funds have provided Worcester Public Schools students with Chromebooks, a much needed resource during the district’s shift to remote learning. Leveling the playing field was central to the struggles and successes of 1899 world cycling champion …
  • Worcester Resident Runs Marathon to Support WEDF’s Connected Kids Campaign
    On Sunday, August 30, Ken McCormack of Worcester ran a marathon distance around Worcester’s North Pond. He took on this challenge to raise funds for WEDF’s Connected Kids campaign. To date, his fundraiser has raised almost $2,000 from nearly 40 donors. “I couldn’t have asked for better running weather in August,” noted Ken after completing …
  • IPG Photonics Supports WEDF’s Connected Kids Campaign
    Worcester Educational Development Foundation thanks IPG Photonics for its significant contribution to our Connected Kids campaign. The funds will provide Worcester Public Schools students with Chromebooks, and supports the district’s commitment to a 1:1 student to device ratio. IPG Photonics is a global developer and manufacturer of high-performance fiber lasers and amplifiers with world headquarters …
  • Worcester Red Sox Donate Ceremonial First Pitch to Benefit WEDF Campaign
    WEDF extends a special thank you to Charles Steinberg and the Worcester Red Sox for donating the ceremonial first pitch at a Worcester Red Sox Game at Polar Park as an auction item to benefit our Connected Kids campaign. Congratulations and thanks go out to the winner of the item, Peter Caparso of Worcester. To …
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