Hempstead, NY - June 10, 2015 - Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that Alverta B. Gray Schultz Middle School in Hempstead will receive 5 new computers under the United States Senate Computer for Schools Program. Alverta B. Gray Schultz Middle School serves 1,400 students, and will greatly benefit from the new addition of computers to the school environment. The Senate program helps public schools take advantage of the information technology age by channeling surplus computers into classrooms across the country. Schumer was eligible to allocate 25 new computers to school districts across the state.
“I am excited to have sent these five new computers to Hempstead’s Alverta B. Gray Schultz Middle School,” said Schumer. “These days, having access to computers and the most up to date technology is essential, and these computers will go a long way towards ensuring that these students have the computers and writing skills they need to be successful in their future endeavors.”
"Thank you Senator Schumer for your generous contribution! The wealth of a community is measured by the success of all of its children. On behalf of The Town of Hempstead, and the students that we serve,I graciously thank you for your commitment to educating our young people,” said Councilwoman Goosby.
Legislator Kevan Abrahams said, “We are so thankful of Senator Schumer’s support and leadership here. Our Hempstead students deserve all the tools to succeed and computers and new technologies help to do just that. When we invest in our children, we invest in our future.”
The United States Senate Computer for Schools Program helps public schools take advantage of the information technology age by channeling surplus computers into classrooms across the country. Senators are granted up to 25 computers to distribute to public schools in their area, and donations must be distributed in groups of five.