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Kramden Institute, AT&T and Communities In Schools Award Home Computers to 50 Fairview Elementary Students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

Contact:           Dr. Patricia Hollingsworth

                        Chief Communications Officer

                        Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools

                        Phone: (252) 462-2509

                        pdhollingsworth@nrms.k12.nc.us

 

Kramden Institute, AT&T and Communities In Schools Award Home Computers to 50 Fairview Elementary Students

 

Nashville, NC – A total of 50 Fairview Elementary School (FES) students were the proud recipients of free desktop computers on Friday, March 2, 2018. The free computers were the result of a grant awarded to FES by AT&T in partnership with Communities In Schools (CIS) and Kramden Institute. Kramden provided the computers and led a technology training session at the school for students and their families to learn how to operate their new devices.

Kramden Institute collects, refurbishes and awards computers to students and families who do not have computers in their homes. Kramden officials taught FES students and their families critical computer, software and internet skills while also explaining the pre-loaded software and educational resources on the computers. Representatives from AT&T and CIS, including Regional Director of External Affairs for AT&T North Carolina Robert Doreauk and CIS Director of Community Partnerships and Programs Dorothy Hinton, participated in the event. State Department of Information Technology Secretary and Chief Information Officer Eric Boyette, Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (NRMPS) Board Chair Ann Edge and NRMPS Board members Reginald Silver and LaShawnda Washington were also in attendance.

“Whether we’re talking about economic growth, civic engagement, education or healthcare, technology is the key to the future,” Boyette said. “Placing computers in the hands of these students will not only help them today, but it positions them for success in an interconnected, global world that is only limited by their imaginations,” he added.

The students at FES were excited and thankful to receive their new computers. FES staff and students and NRMPS administrators extended heartfelt thanks to AT&T, Communities In Schools and Kramden Institute for making the event possible.  

 

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