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  • $2,080 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Gallagher
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 9 donors
  • $0 still needed

Continuing to Fight for Success in the Shadow of Tech

Help me give my students laptops to help them apply to college and overcome the odds that are stacked against them.

My Students

My students live in the shadow of the tech industry, yet have little access to technology in their homes. While their families struggle to maintain consistent housing in the outrageous housing market of the Bay Area, my students must overcome great financial obstacles to gain entrance to the world of wealth around them.

As students from the poorest section of the richest city in the nation, my students are keenly aware of the inequities that they face.

They are industrious, determined students, most of whom are first or second generation immigrants, trying to help their families survive in the most expensive housing market in the country. Often learning English as a second language, my students recognize the barriers they must overcome in order to gain access to the wealth they are surrounded by.

My Project

Having access to technology is essential for my students, who live in the forgotten backyard of the tech industry. While many students have access to cell phones, they still struggle to learn basic computer skills. Many students, because they lack access to computers, attempt to write essays or apply to college on their cell phones. Imagine using "Notes" to write and properly format a five page essay or a personal statement for a college application!

Equitable access to college requires equitable access to technology.

Help my students on their journey to college - give them the basic access they need to explore their futures and take their first steps toward postsecondary success.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Asus Vivobook E203MA Thin and Lightweight 11.6” HD Laptop, Intel Celeron N4000 Processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB eMMC Storage, 802.11AC Wi-Fi, HDMI, USB-C, Win 10 • Amazon Business $157.00 10 $1,570.00

Materials cost

$1,570.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$143.66

3rd party payment processing fee

$23.55

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,767.21

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$311.86

Total project goal

$2,079.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,079.07

8 Donors

-$1,984.95

Donations toward project cost

-$1,724.71

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$260.24

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$44.12

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 450 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and 8 other donors.

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