Read stories about the lives changed through access to technology
We’ll continue to show you what the need for access really looks like through individual lives of students in Minnesota. Armed with cameras and a notebook, we document the projects you help fund in schools throughout the state.
Check and Connect: MCFS is teaming up with Minneapolis Public Schools to give at-risk students much needed access to technology, at home and in the classroom. Learn more.
Community of Peace: MCFS helped an urban, inner city charter school quickly upgrade its technology, decreasing the student-to-computer ratio from four students to one computer to two students to one computer. Learn more.
Farnsworth Aerospace: 40 percent of students at Farnsworth Aerospace Middle School don’t have access to technology at home – making it difficult for them to hone their keyboarding and basic computer skills. MCFS partnered with a teacher and helped students develop these crucial skills. Learn more.
Gordon Parks High School: MCFS has been partnering with Gordon Parks High School since 2010 to increase student attendance and performance. Learn more.
Guadalupe Alternative Program School (GAP): MCFS has replicated its training program at Stillwater Correctional Facility and is using it in schools to help at-risk students develop employable job skills. Learn more.
Neighborhood House: Many immigrants in Minnesota don’t have access to a computer or the skills to effectively use technology to build a new life. MCFS and Neighborhood House are working together to provide computer access to immigrants and teach them how to apply for jobs, communicate with family, get information about their countries and communities and get into their children’s school portals, helping them be more engaged in their civic role. Learn more.
Travelers: Since 2006 MCFS and Travelers have been working together to provide computer access to at-risk students in St. Paul. Learn more.
Washington Technology Magnet School: Many students at Washington Technology Magnet School come from low-income families and lack of computer access and skills put them at a disadvantage for academic success and future employment. MCFS and WTMS are working together to spark interest in technology-related fields and increasing computer literacy amongst its students. Learn more.