Closing the Digital Divide in Oakland
Of the 50,000 students enrolled in Oakland schools, approximately half are disconnected or under-connected from technology at home. Without a computer and internet access, they are denied access to the learning opportunities they deserve.
The vast majority of these students and families are from low-income backgrounds, students of color, undocumented, and/or have special needs. When COVID-19 forced students to stay home in March, it increased the stakes of an already troubling digital access challenge: half of Oakland’s K-12 students are unable to fully participate in their education – not only this year but also in future years – unless we take action now.
Our Mission: #OaklandUndivided
Our mission is to ensure every Oakland public school student has 3 things: a computer, internet connection, & technology support in their home for the upcoming school year. The #OaklandUndivided campaign will support students in need to make this a reality.
We have raised $13 million to provide 25,000 laptops and internet hotspots to Oakland families.
Thank You to our Donors
Terabyte Level ($10M)
Gigabyte Level ($100k and Above)
Golden State Warriors & Hewlett Packard Enterprises
Oakland COVID-19 Relief Fund
Oakland Public Education Fund
Megabyte Level ($10k – $99k)
Chek F. Tang and In-Chian Tang
David & Lucille Packard Foundation
Family & Beyond
Rogers Family Foundation
+43 Individual Donors
If you are interested in discussing a financial contribution, contact:
- David Silver, Mayor’s Office of Education
- Jonathan Osler, Oakland Public Education Fund
If you want to make a donation of devices or hotspots, contact:
- Seth Hubbert, Tech Exchange