P-3646

Peekskill School MIFI Project

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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Peekskill, NY

Total Budget: $2,000

Area of Focus: Basic education and literacy

Activity Type: Education: General

Summary: To bring mobile WIFI access to Peekskill, NY students who do not have internet in their homes so that they can fully participate in the hybrid of in-class and remote learning in this coming school year.


The Peekskill, NY school district is beginning its 2020-2021 school year in September. It is doing a hybrid teaching model until the Covid-19 pandemic is more fully abated. On some days, students will be in class and on other days they will be at home learning on-line. To help ensure that students are getting a quality education, the Peekskill City School District reallocated a portion of their funds to purchase Chromebooks for every student. However, many Peekskill families have financial constraints and do not have internet access. The students need high-speed Wi-Fi access to take part in the educational virtual programs.

The Peekskill Education Foundation (PEF) is spearheading fundraising efforts to bring Wi-Fi access to students in need through the purchase of "Mi-Fi" wireless routers ("mobile Wi-Fi"). There are about 1,200 students in the district without internet access. The cost of a Mi-Fi hotspot is $240, which includes a one-year subscription offered at a discount rate by T Mobile Program for Schools. Each Mi-Fi powers 5 devices. Peekskill does not have local Wi-Fi "hotspots".

PEF is a community-based 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to enriching and expanding the educational experience and cultural opportunities for students in the Peekskill City School District. It is comprised mostly of district parents.

The Peekskill City School district is has 3,313 students in kindergarten through grade 12. 83% qualify for free or reduced cost lunch. In 2018, 67.2% were Hispanic/Latino; 20.1% Black/African American; 2.9% multiracial; 8.3% White; and 1.9% Asian. 26% are former English language learners.

Peekskill Rotary has supported PEF and the school district in the past, and PEF reached out to us for our support. PEF and the Peekskill Technology Equity Community Coalition have together raised $40,435, as of September 15, 2020, and Peekskill Rotary's commitment brings the total to $42,435. This will allow the District to purchase 175 Mi-Fi wireless routers.

Project Contact Person

District: 7230

Rotary Club of: Peekskill

Primary Contact: Lynne Nayman

Email: lynnenayman@gmail.com

Project Status

Signed
This project is "Signed". This means that the signatures from the club leadership have been collected. This project is now being reviewed by the district leadership for approval. Once a decision is made, the status of the project will be changed to "Approved".

Project listed for the 2020-21 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Peekskill (7230)

9-Oct-20

$1,000

$1,000

$2,000

Total

$1,000

$1,000

$2,000

DDF contributions in grey are pending approval of the corresponding district committee.

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History Log Entries

7-Sep-20

System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.

16-Sep-20

by Lynne Nayman

System Entry: Pledge of $32,000 by Lynne Nayman of the Rotary Club of Peekskill, District 7230.

9-Oct-20

by Lynne Nayman

System Entry: Pledge of $40,435 by Lynne Nayman of the Rotary Club of Peekskill, District 7230.

9-Oct-20

by Lynne Nayman

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

9-Oct-20

by Lynne Nayman

System Entry: Pledge of $40,435 by Lynne Nayman of the Rotary Club of Peekskill, District 7230.

9-Oct-20

by Lynne Nayman

System Entry: Project reverted to "Published".

9-Oct-20

by Lynne Nayman

System Entry: Pledge of by Lynne Nayman of the Rotary Club of Peekskill, District 7230.

9-Oct-20

by Lynne Nayman

System Entry: Pledge of $42,435 by Lynne Nayman of the Rotary Club of Peekskill, District 7230.

9-Oct-20

by Lynne Nayman

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

9-Oct-20

by Lynne Nayman

System Entry: Pledge of by Lynne Nayman of the Rotary Club of Peekskill, District 7230.

9-Oct-20

by Lynne Nayman

System Entry: Project reverted to "Published".

9-Oct-20

by Lynne Nayman

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

9-Oct-20

by Lynne Nayman

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.

9-Oct-20

by Lynne Nayman

System Entry: Project signed by Lynne Nayman.

9-Oct-20

System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by James Sacci.

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