Low income students will get free computers this weekend

Published: Oct. 3, 2019 at 6:12 PM EDT
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Hundreds of students at Toledo Public Schools who live in low-income housing have little to no access to computers when the school day ends. In today's technology-dependent world, that can present a challenge.

"It's a lot to pack all five of my kids up into the vehicle with car seats and teenagers and little ones," says Joanna White, who has to take her kids to the library to access computers for homework. "It makes all the difference in the world to have them do homework at home while I am in the kitchen cooking dinner, because even if you get to the library who is to say the computers are available?"

Some parents struggle with transportation so IMHA, HUD, Mobile Beacons, PC's for People and Connect Homes collaborated to give 150 computers to TPS students at Jones Leadership Academy, Eela P Stewart Academy for Girls, and MLK Academy for Boys.

These students will now be able to do their homework at home, and their parents will have free internet access to apply for jobs and other resources.

The computers will be distributed on Saturday. The students who will receive them have already been selected.