As Schools Announce Closure, Gary Barbera Jumps in to Provide Meals to Chromebook Volunteers at Northeast High School
Gary Barbera has donated meals for the volunteers distributing the Chromebooks at Northeast High School to thank the many participants who have joined together to execute this much needed program. Gary Barbera commented, “these digital tools are critical and need to be provided as quickly as possible to the students who do not have home access to this technology. Over 40% of Philadelphia students do not have digital access in their homes to computers. COVID-19 pandemic is causing a multi-layer effect across so many levels of our communities’ basic needs.”
Gary Barbera’s on the Boulevard and Gary Barbera Cares Programs are delighted to be able to assist Principal Omar F. Crowder of Northeast High School and thank the volunteers and all of those who have come together to facilitate this transition.
Gary Barbera said, “Northeast High School is in our district and we’re in this together. We can’t do everything, but we can do what we can. Many internet providers such as Comcast and Verizon have stepped up to help make this happen.”
The School District of Philadelphia has launched their Chromebook effort to loan students who need computer access for digital learning during the Philadelphia school closures due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) response changes. The District will loan a Chromebook to every District K-12 student who needs one for learning at home per the Philadelphia School District website.
The Chromebook loaner program is free and there’s no obligation to participate. Northeast High School Students have received notification for their exact date so they can pick up Chromebooks from their child’s school.
Northeast High School 1601 Cottman Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19111
For more information about the Chromebook Loaner Program and assistance with internet access please click on the below Philadelphia School District Link.