You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
See this teacher's page

Mrs. Kaplan from Los Angeles CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Creativity, Culture, & Community through Computers

My students need two desktop computers to access the internet for class projects, research tools, forum discussions, and up to date grade information and communication.

  • $947 goal

This project expired on February 7, 2015.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students desire to learn beyond the four walls that my classroom provides. They need access to technology, specifically computers, so that they can join this generation's focus of being technological learners. Computers would provide them access to tools that I, as one person, can't provide.

My students live in a very urban area of Los Angeles, where 34% are living in poverty.

Many of my students come from single family homes or live with extended family who are working two jobs to make ends meet. As my students' families live with these challenges it means that not all of my students have computers, or access to the Internet, at home. My room is open before school, at nutrition, and during lunch. The students know my room is a safe space for them to create, research, and learn. To some, my classroom is a second home and having computers for them to count on would change all of our worlds. My students want to be successful, but not having access to technology means that they are already behind. I am not willing to settle with our budget restraints, and know that having computers will help me teach my students tools that they will use for the rest of their lives.

My Project

I created a website for my students to be able to access online assignments, protected choreography videos, and links to useful information, such as careers in the arts, and inspiring videos. Having computers means I can really start to utilize this website and help my students have a voice in online forum discussions. I was using a very old laptop in the room and it was being used in every period, on everyday, until it stopped working. The students desire to have access to a world outside their everyday lives. Computers would allow them to research, discover dance all around the world, and provide a cultural experience which is currently lacking. They could learn how to edit music or film from shows and become independent in these areas. These are tools that they will use far beyond this one school year, but I can't give my students these tools without access to computers and the Internet.

Donations to this project will improve my classroom because it will allow me to give students access to information beyond my four walls.

My students' lives would be changed by this addition to my room as technology is the driving force behind many college classes or current careers. The lack of technology access, urban difficulties, and poverty, already means that my students are behind, but with your help and two new computers I can start to teach these tools one day at time.

Mrs. Kaplan
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 200 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Kaplan is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HP - 19.5'All-In-One Computer - 4GB Memory - 500GB Hard Drive • Best Buy for Business $349.99 2 $699.98

Materials cost

$699.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$64.05

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$804.53

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$141.98

Total project goal

$946.51

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$946.51

4 Donors

-$323.25

Donations toward project cost

-$274.76

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.49

Matching donations from our partners

-$623.26

Match offers toward project cost

-$529.77

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$93.49

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Los Angeles","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[1201706],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":1388039,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/building-creativity-culture-communit/1388039/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":200,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Kaplan","authorIds":{"1201706":{"owner":"Mrs. Kaplan","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[1388039],"proposalHash":"-982719990","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/orig/tp1201706_orig.jpg?crop=2316,2316,x380,y0&width=136&height=136&auto=webp&t=1571414560145","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":214793,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MjUzOTcyMw==","MTI0NTU4MQ==","MjQ3NjE0Nw==","MjU5OTQ4MQ==","MTE4ODA0NA==","MjU5OTYxMw=="],"teacherId":1201706,"schoolCounty":"Los Angeles","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}