Nearly one year ago, hurricanes Irma and Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, damaging more than half of The Foundling’s 42 Head Start centers on the island, which 1,500 children and their families relied upon daily for child care, quality early childhood education, meals, and more.
To support the ongoing recovery and reconstruction efforts, The New York Foundling staff teamed up with volunteers from Cisco to set up, package, and ship 100 new HP Chromebooks to The Foundling’s Head Start centers in Puerto Rico.
These high-tech laptops, which will arrive ready-to-use directly out of the box, are instrumental in creating even greater accessibility for Foundling staff, whose daily work changes the trajectory of children and families’ lives.
The shipment is part of The Foundling’s larger initiative to upgrade technology at its centers on the island. The goal is not only to rebuild, but to further connect the New York and Puerto Rico offices through the use of cloud-based technology, 24/7 tech support, and other cost-saving improvements.
Thank you to Cisco’s volunteers who were able to lend a hand in getting these crucial resources to our teams in PR!