As members of the New York City tech community, we are committed to doing our part and promoting awareness around issues that affect our industry and our city. Recent research from the Department of Education has found that the digital education divide between wealthy and low-income families is staggering, and steadily growing; putting our next generation of urban youth at risk.
Fortunately, Lotame has partnered with the Silicon Alley Foundation (SAF) to raise money and awareness on this issue. SAF has coordinated a charity fitness & fundraising event on May 16th called Row For The Future. The proceeds raised will be donated to CFY, a national education nonprofit that helps empower students in low-income communities, together with their teachers and families, harness the power of digital learning to improve educational outcomes.