MPS Foundation Launches Phase II of #ConnectMilwaukee to Provide Technical Support to Parents, Students, and Teachers
As an Unprecedented School Year Begins, MPS Teachers and Families Need Our Continued Support
The MPS Foundation’s #ConnectMilwaukee campaign has exceeded its Phase 1 goal of raising $1million to help ensure every MPS student has a laptop and internet access. However, as the school year begins, it is crucial that we provide additional technical support for families and training for teachers.
In response to this need, MPS Foundation is now launching Phase 2 of the #ConnectMilwaukee campaign which focuses on additional technical support for MPS students and staff. This summer the Foundation delivered over 7,000 internet hotspots to families in need and hundreds of requests are still coming in. Now, the hardest challenge is providing tech support to over 75,000 students and over 5,000 teachers. The District is doing the best they can to answer the call, but they need our help. Based on regular conversations with MPS, the Foundation is focused on funding more IT staff, help desk support, and training for teachers.
The fundraising goal for Phase 2 is $1 million and the Foundation has already received its first substantial donation of $25,000 from Northwestern Mutual Foundation.