NS8 asks other tech leaders in Las Vegas to contribute to the CCSD Technology Fund for Critical Student Resources
As many as one third of the 320,000 families served in the Clark County School District currently lack access to computers, the internet, or their teachers
LAS VEGAS (April 16, 2020) - NS8 has donated $10,000 to the Clark County School District Technology Fund to help provide essential resources to students now participating in home-based distance learning programs.
According to The Public Education Foundation (PEF), the nonprofit organization partnering with CCSD in the effort, as many as one-third of the 320,000 families served in the Clark County School District currently lack access to computers, the internet, or their teachers. At the outset, the Foundation estimated 120,000 Chromebooks were needed to bridge this connectivity divide.
All money raised through the fund is used to purchase, configure, and distribute Chromebook devices and aid students in connecting to the internet. NS8 joins other Southern Nevada organizations, including the City of Henderson, who have already made significant contributions through PEF and the Distance Learning Task Force. However, a great need for support still exists.
Tech equity for students has been a priority for NS8 since launching its charitable giving program in 2019. It’s why, in addition to this gift, NS8 leaders will conduct personal outreach to fellow Las Vegas technology companies to encourage additional contributions. Each $100 donation ensures another child receives a Chromebook.
“In this time of uncertainty, it becomes even clearer that digital access is not a privilege, but rather an essential tool for learning,” said NS8 CEO Adam Rogas. “Our goal is for all students in Clark County to be active participants in the distance learning curriculum as soon as possible.”
“The Clark County School District is even more committed to equity than ever, and we are proud to partner with NS8 to address the digital divide highlighted by this community crisis,” CCSD Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara said. “The generous donation will help us get more Chromebooks into the hands of students to provide more engaging educational opportunities during the school closures and beyond.”
Businesses, individuals, and community partners interested in supporting the CCSD Technology Fund can donate through The Public Education Foundation’s online portal. For more information on getting involved, please contact Kirsten Searer at firstname.lastname@example.org.