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Ms. Madara from Philadelphia PA is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Growing Our Brains with Microsoft Surface Go!

Help me give my students equitable access to learning tools in the classroom and hands-on practice with technological skills needed for their futures, with shared Microsoft Surface Go tablets and keyboards!

  • $2,794 goal

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My Students

Our school was founded in 2016 with a group of 100 students in a small basement located in the heart of West Philly (an under-served and impoverished area of the city). Since then, we have grown to serve about 300 students in grades K-2. We are on a mission to prove that zip codes do not define a child's destiny. Every day we exemplify what it means to be a team and family; we “work hard and be nice.”

As the founding class of students in our school, the Class of 2029 are the trailblazers and leaders in our building.

These second-graders are resilient, loving, gritty, curious, and brave! They work unbelievably hard each day and show love to friends and teachers. In our classroom, students are starting the climb up the mountain all the way to college in 2029! My hope is that our students can be prepared to leave the world better than they found it.

My Project

Utilizing more technology in our classrooms directly contributes to increased life opportunities and better learning outcomes for our students. Technology allows teachers to differentiate class learning so that all students can individually be challenged and reinforced. Our students can use Microsoft Surface tablets every day to work hard on reading comprehension activities, conceptual development of math skills, and independent practice with standards taught by teachers. We can use these essential learning tools to fairly assess our students' learning and target specific skills and interventions for each child. Technology helps us to motivate and engage students who may struggle to learn in traditional ways.

Please help us chip away at the digital divide that exists in our classrooms for young students of color and students living in homes without technology or internet access.

In Philadelphia, only about 71.6% of households have internet access, demonstrating the second lowest percentage reported when compared to 25 large cities across the country. If we want our kids to be successful in today's world, we must provide daily practice navigating learning tools and developing technological skills that they will need to compete in college, careers, and life beyond. While we have some technology available to our students at school, we do not currently have enough for all students to have equitable access each day. With your help, we can work to remove barriers that keep kids from learning technological skills and experiencing the digital world in school.

Ms. Madara
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Microsoft Surface Go 10 Pentium Gold 4415Y 4GB RAM 64GB EDU Silver • CDW-G $374.05 5 $1,870.25
Microsoft Surface Go Type Cover EDU Black • CDW-G $87.88 5 $439.40

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