MUI Remote Learning Initiative
Assist MUI in supporting remote learning access for all Pittsburgh children
When the COVID crisis hit in March, schools across the country shut down and moved learning online – but not every child had the chance to keep learning. For many families, especially those in predominantly Black and Latinx neighborhoods, the closure of schools, libraries, and neighborhood centers meant no online access at all. Here in Pittsburgh, at the start of remote learning, thousands of student households did not have the devices they needed. More than 7,000 laptops are still needed to put one in the hands of each student and teacher in the Pittsburgh Public Schools as the need for online learning continues.
PTS’s Metro-Urban Institute invites you to join us in working to close this gap. We have received a grant to study the effects of COVID-19 on urban neighborhoods. We’re sharing $60,000 of what we’ve received to respond to remote learning needs, through grants to the city school system’s Remote Learning initiative and to its partners working to get families the online access they need. A gift of $300 gets a device into the hands of a student.
Can you help extend our donation? You can donate in honor of a recent graduate, a teacher who made an impact on your life, or your own child, grandchild, niece, nephew, or friend. Or simply donate as a sign of hope that our city can become more just and that children in all our neighborhoods will have the chance to learn and grow in their God-given gifts. We hope you’ll help us close the gap.
Learn more information about MUI’s COVID-19 and race project.