Be a part of this community movement, one webcam, one flash drive, one student at a time.

Strong public schools open doors and serve as an anchor for our community. As the COVID-19 crisis disrupted the 2019-2020 school year, existing inequities in our educational system were exacerbated and the role of schools as frontline providers was highlighted. Fortunately, many of the families who depend on schools for much more than educational services have students already connected to our program.

Since September 2018, has worked in partnership with Communities in Schools of Seattle to connect tech with local schools. We’ve provided supplies, volunteers, hosted workplace visits and more.

The greenlight fund reaches students and families directly. Through regular contact with students, staff unearth and react quickly to their emerging needs. Funds may be used to:

  • Offset family childcare costs;
  • provide direct financial assistance to struggling families,
  • access to healthy food,
  • support tech connectivity, and
  • address other hurdles students face.

The Stuff the Bus supply drive helps relieve the costly burden of online learning placed on teachers and families due to the pandemic. Specific items have been identified as most needed moving into the 2020-2021 school year. From wireless mice for their laptops, to headphones that aid in virtual learning, to flash drives that store their school work, every item you donate prepares youth to be successful in school and in life.

Be a part of this community movement, one webcam, one flash drive, one student at a time.

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Families make hard financial decisions everyday. For some families in our community, these trade-offs impact a student’s readiness to learn.

Our greenlight fund is designed to ensure full participation in school!
  • Provide families emergency support
  • Support participation in extracurriculars
  • Add STREAM experiences to the classroom
Funds are deployed by staff working in local schools, ensuring barriers are addressed effectively.

Hear stories of how these funds change lives.

100% of your donation is tax-deductible and available for matching from your employer. Funds are received and managed by Communities in Schools of Seattle – an affiliate of Communities In Schools of Washington and a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. EIN 91-1910330


Public education is not free for students. Every year, families are asked to spend $100+ per student on learning supplies. Given the need to deliver at least some remote instruction in the upcoming school year, these costs are likely to be much higher than usual. Faced with hard financial trade-offs, many students will be unequipped for school. Teachers on the frontlines spend on average $400 from their own salaries to purchase supplies for students in need. Through the simple act of purchasing tech supplies you can make a meaningful difference in the life of a student in Seattle. They can engage in school, whatever it may look like, prepared. PURCHASE FROM OUR AMAZON WISHLIST

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Activating the technology sector as a force for civic engagement in Seattle