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. Learn more about our progress distributing computers through the Frequently Asked Questions and Press Releases below.
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.
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
RedOak Realty / Red Oak Opportunity Foundation
Rogers Family Foundation
+50 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
- Curtiss Sarikey, Oakland Unified School District
If you want to make a donation of devices or hotspots, contact:
- Seth Hubbert, Tech Exchange