LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today was joined by the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD), the Annenberg Foundation, through its AnnenbergTech initiative, and other partners to launch ‘Connect to Success’ — a new program to provide free laptops to every first-year student participating in LA’s College Promise.
“We can’t expect students to stay engaged in learning if they don’t have the proper tools to support their education,” said Wallis Annenberg, Chairman, President and CEO of the Annenberg Foundation. “Providing access to laptops is vitally important and can certainly help set the stage for a student’s successful college career and beyond.”
Refurbished laptops are provided by human-I-T, a nonprofit that focuses on bridging the digital divide.
In addition to the Annenberg Foundation, funding for Connect to Success comes from the Boston Consulting Group Digital Ventures (BCGDV), California Emerging Technology Fund, Musk Foundation, Eytan Elbaz, Google, Jam City, Magic Johnson Enterprises, Soylent, Tala, and UPS.