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!
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!
- Worcester Resident Runs Marathon to Support WEDF’s Connected Kids CampaignOn 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 … Read more
- IPG Photonics Supports WEDF’s Connected Kids CampaignWorcester 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 … Read more
- Worcester Red Sox Donate Ceremonial First Pitch to Benefit WEDF CampaignWEDF 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 … Read more