Donald McKay and Umana Students Receive Chromebooks

April 29, 2016
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Mayor Martin Walsh has been encouraging local businesses and schools to come together in helping shape Boston’s future workforce by giving students the opportunity to reach their fullest potential. On April 20, Stephen Whalen, Managing Partner of CRM Property Management Corp., distributed 30 new Chromebooks to Donald McKay and Umana Barnes students.

Mayor Martin Walsh, Councilor Sal LaMattina, Umana Barnes Academy Principal Nicole DaSilva, Donald McKay Principal Jordan Weymer, CRM Managing Partner Stephen Whalen, State Rep. Adrian Madaro, and Sen.-Elect Joe Boncore gather with students at the Donald McKay School on April 20.

Mayor Martin Walsh, Councilor Sal LaMattina, Umana Barnes Academy Principal Nicole DaSilva, Donald McKay Principal Jordan Weymer, CRM Managing Partner Stephen Whalen, State Rep. Adrian Madaro, and Sen.-Elect Joe Boncore gather with students at the Donald McKay School on April 20.

“I think today’s event captures all that is good in the East Boston community and those who generously support the students and families,” said McKay Principal Jordan Weymer. “It is an important step in closing the technology gap.”

Families and school faculty gratefully accepted the gifts that will help improve the advancement of students in this information technology-centered world.

“We want to get these Chromebooks into the hands of the kids in Boston because we realize that they are a powerful tool in sparking their intellectual pursuits,” said Whalen, who was accompanied by his intern, 15-year-old, Matthew DaRosa, of St. Peter’s Teen Center.

Mayor Walsh’s goal is to assure that every child in the neighborhood has a prosperous future.

“The Chromebooks are to get you ready for high school and prepare you for college,” said Mayor Walsh to students gathering at the McKay School. “We want you to take this technology and use it as a learning tool.”

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