Assemblywoman Angela McKnight (D-31) teamed up with Jersey City businesses to donate 120 computers to local public and charter schools.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“Access to computers, technology, and the internet – the ‘digital divide’ – has long been a concern for many communities, especially communities of color, in New Jersey,” McKnight said in a statement.
“The impact of the pandemic has certainly exacerbated the divide and, as they continue some form of virtual learning this school year, help will be needed to support our educators and students.”
Her non-profit, AngelaCARES, teamed up with Lord, Abbett & Co. LLC & Razor’s Tech to make the donations happen.
“I am grateful that we can all come together and do great work such as this. The computers and equipment donation will help over one hundred students in the area. I am thankful to my partners in this mission who jumped at the chance to help our students,” she added.
The local schools that received computers and related hardware included Public Schools No. 15, 22, and 34, as well as the School Jersey City Community Charter School. They received 30 computers each.
McKnight also said that she received additional support in this endeavor from Property Maintenance Guys in Jersey City, which donated a van to deliver the computers to schools.