Kyle Pollock, Communications Coordinator
For Immediate Release
San Francisco, CA - (Thursday February 26, 2015) 125 inner city students at San Francisco City Academy walked in their classroom this week to find a transformed space with brand new technology and furniture provided by Pivotal, a technology and open source pioneer offering innovative solutions to companies.
Over 30 Pivotal employees delivered and set up new computers, tables and decorations for the classrooms on Friday, February 20, when City Academy was out. The employees were served breakfast before setting up and a lunch afterwards. Executive Director Christian Huang addressed the Pivotal employees, "you could hand this over and leave, but it is your mentorship as role models that will greatly impact our students." Pivotal has taken an interested to establish a long term relationship with SF City Impact by mentoring students. This interested was initiated from a passion to help underserved kids from Scott Aronson, VP of Global Operations at Pivotal.
Scott Aronson also spoke to the employees and staff members along with Joni Rummell, Principal of San Francisco City Academy.
When students walked into their classroom on the following Monday morning, faces lit up with excitement and they circled around the newly set up stations. The students are looking forward to be growing and developing technology skills to equip them for the future.
San Francisco City Academy, a ministry of San Francisco City Impact, is the first elementary school in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco. Over 85% of City Academy's school families live below the poverty line. The mission is to equip and empower children to break the cycles of poverty and despair through a quality education. The long term vision is to expand enrollment to 350 students (which is 10% of the children in the Tenderloin) and revitalize the community through education. To learn more, to go sfcityimpact.com.