Helping Children Thrive with Connectivity & Equipment

photo collage of families and kids receiving laptops

In May, the YMCA of the East Bay has been busy distributing more than 834 laptops to children from birth to five years old in our Early Childhood Impact program in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. This was made possible by the Federal Communications Commission Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) which enabled the YMCA of the East Bay to provide laptops  and connected low-income families with internet services available at a reduced rate.

“Education is a top priority at the Y, and we’re excited to play a role in supporting families with connectivity solutions and equipment to help children thrive — in and out of the classroom — as well as through hybrid remote learning” said, Mr. Fran Gallati, YMCA of the East Bay President and CEO.

“By supporting families, we’re doing our part to help close the homework gap for families that lack internet or equipment access. This will ensure equitable access by providing every child with technology and connectivity access” said, Dr. Nailah Thompson, Board of Director Chair, YMCA of the East Bay.