Central Baltimore Partnership’s Digital Drive
The acceleration of online learning, due to COVID 19, has exacerbated the need to get technology into the hands of everyone in Central Baltimore, regardless of income level. That’s why we (in collaboration with Code in the Schools and our area out-of-school-time providers: 29th St Community Center, Cecil Kirk Recreation Center, the Greenmount Recreation Center, Nate Tatum Community Center, and the Village Learning Place) have developed Central Baltimore Partnership’s Digital Drive. It will address the problem that a third of our residents (according to citywide averages) lack computers, by putting technology into their hands. It is all part of our efforts to ensure that everyone benefits from the renaissance of Central Baltimore. This commitment is articulated in Front and Center: A Five-Year Equity Plan for Central Baltimore. All our Front and Center programs work to improve access to economic and social opportunities.
There are three ways to support this work:
- Donate technology equipment/devices that can be refurbished
- Make a financial contribution toward purchase of new computing equipment/devices
- Volunteer to provide digital skills support
Your help with Central Baltimore Partnership’s Digital Drive will make it possible for children and youth to further their education, and allow elderly and other vulnerable residents to avoid digital isolation. It will complement work to address the digital divide citywide by Baltimore City Public Schools, and the Baltimore Digital Equity Coalition, of which we are a member.
Donate Technology Equipment
If you have technology equipment you would like to donate to this effort, please complete the form linked HERE, and we will contact you to arrange pick-up/drop-off.
In addition, we have set up drop-off dates at our office in Central Baltimore. Check our Facebook event page for details.
Volunteer for Digital Coaching and/or Get More Info
Reach out to Aaron Kaufman at firstname.lastname@example.org for ways to get involved.
To donate, click on the giant donation button below and email Aaron Kaufman at email@example.com to inform him that your contribution is specifically for Digital Drive. This email will ensure that your donations will go toward new equipment for Central Baltimore youth and families.
- $25 provides a Raspberry Pi Microcomputer
- $50 provides components for refurbishing a donated device
- $100 provides Baltimore City youth a refurbished Google Chrome Book