NETGEAR Supports East Bay Schools, Benefits Local Students - Donates $50,000 Worth of Technology Equipment
OAKLAND, CA — NETGEAR, an American global networking company based in San Jose, donated $50,000 worth of technology equipment to support six schools located in Oakland and Richmond.
"We would like to thank the leadership team at NETGEAR for their generous contribution to the growth, prosperity and enrichment of our schools and our students," says Adrian Clarke, technology director for Amethod Public Schools. “NETGEAR provided us with NETGEAR READY NAS 3100 devices that will enable us to have an onsite backup solution at each of our schools. This technology will help us not only increase server capacity, but allow us continue to integrate technology tools into our classrooms.
The schools benefitting from their donation included Oakland Charter High School, John Henry High School, Oakland Charter Academy, Richmond Charter Academy, Downtown Charter Academy and Benito Juarez Elementary. They are a part of Amethod Public Schools (AMPS), a charter management organization serving east bay communities in Northern California.
“Giving back to the communities around the world where we work and live is a deeply held value at NETGEAR. We are proud that our contributions help create strong communities and support our mission to connect the world to the Internet, one person at a time,” according to a statement on the NETGEAR website. “NETGEAR is very happy to be a part of helping schools help kids.”
Other philanthropy projects by NETGEAR include a nationwide contest called “WiFi My School” where students send in short essays on why WiFi is important to them and their education. The winning school won a WiFi makeover, free Wifi access points and ReadyNAS storage according to their NETGEAR Gives Back page.
Learn more about NETGEAR on their website at www.netgear.com.