Operation Connect!

Operation Connect!

About This Campaign

During this time of crisis, we’re working to connect community college students by providing entry-level laptops.

Many LACCD students read or write assignments or take class notes on their phones. By providing a basic laptop, we help them connect to online learning, find information about healthcare and other resources and , most important, maintain contact with the world while at home. /div>

We are working with a unique non-profit to solve this problem.   More than 150,000 computers are disposed of every day in the U.S.

human-I-T is a non-profit organization that brings together these two problems to create one solution. They take unwanted laptops, upgrade the software and refurbish them.

Our partnership with human-I-T allowed us to provide 4,270 refurbished laptops to the LA College Promise Students last year at the low cost of just $90 each. 
We are expanding  this program to students across all nine LACCD Colleges - City-East-Harbor-Mission-Pierce-TradeTech-Southwest-Valley-West.

Title Sponsors

  • Annenberg Foundation
Foundation for the Los Angeles Community Colleges

Campaign to Support Foundation for the Los Angeles Community Colleges

The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) is the largest community college district in the United States and one of the largest in the world.
LACCD consists of nine colleges in Los Angeles:
CITY / EAST/ HARBOR / MISSION / PIERCE / SOUTHWEST / TRADE-TECHNICAL / VALLEY / WEST

  • You can provide Community College Student with a refurbished laptop computer for just $90.

Below is a copy and paste from an application we just received.

During the Spring semester I was enrolled in 3 physical classes and 1 online course, but after the COVID-19 pandemic they were suspended. It seems that all of my physical classes will become online courses and I will require a laptop to complete my assignments.

Before the closure of schools and public places I would go to my public library which is in the city of Bell Gardens, but my 8-year-old son's school has closed and I want to keep him and my 4-year-old daughter save at home. A laptop would help me stay home with my children to complete my assignments without exposing them or myself.

I don't have anyone to stay with my children at home while I seek computer access and at this point I'm not sure if public libraries will remain opened or if they will close like all the other public places that are closing. I don't have the money to purchase a laptop and I'm not sure what I will do to complete my assignments and be able to graduate this Spring. I'm hoping that I can get this free laptop and be able to continue my education through home.