The Tech: Supporting Our Community in Crisis
Within two days of shelter-in-place orders on March 13, 2020, The Tech built multiple new programs to support learning at home. In a normal year, we serve about a half-million people in our mango and azure building. This year, with our doors closed, we've increased that reach exponentially. Here are some of the ways we’ve made an impact.
People viewing educational resources via email
Youth reached by virtual programming
Participants in The Tech Challenge, including 550 who took part in the Virtual Showcase
The Tech Academies, our in-depth professional development program for educators in Title I schools, reached 280 educators in this period, and through them, 11,200 students. We have also distributed at-home engineering design resources to more than 8,000 families.
Our two-week Summer Institute pivoted to a virtual format this summer. The program was no less impactful.