Let's bring creativity & connectivity to kids.
It's pretty simple: today's young minds need to be prepared to take on the technology-driven world their generation faces. Computers are central in allowing students from all corners of the country and all economic backgrounds, access to the creative and communicative outlets of now and the future.
Explore Teacher Proposals
This map plots out geographically where the schools are that are both requesting donations to purchase Macs, and those that have already gratefully received them.
Walkscore® vs. Income: Areas become more public-transportation savvy, less car-dependant, and generally more urban to the right. They have higher-earning households towards the top.
How does this site work?
DonorsChoose accepts proposals from public school teachers for items they need for their classrooms. It's not hard to notice the trend in the requests for Apple products, and it comes as no surprise either: teachers see the brand of devices as portals to creative stimulation and a wealth of information that their students, in many cases, otherwise have no access to.
WalkScore® provides the "walkability" data of a given latitude/longitude coordinate. The number takes into account the area's access to a public transportation system and proximity of local businesses.
Infochimps is a resource for tons of data, including census reports. This is where the household income figures are drawn from, also by passing in a latitude and longitude.