Central High School One of Nine Schools Selected to Participate in a National Fundraising Contest with GoFundMe

Posted by Community Relations on 3/9/2016

Central High School is one of nine schools from around the country participating in a national fundraising contest with GoFundMe to fund the purchase of Google Chromebooks for the school. The Chromebook Challenge, which runs from March 8-March 22, is kicking off GoFundMe’s increased efforts to help education and become the go-to site for teachers, parents, students and school administrators to raise money for education initiatives.

The school that receives the most Facebook shares during the two weeks will win 100 Chromebooks. GoFundMe will also match the first $5000 raised on each school’s campaign. The contest page is at www.gofundme.com/centralHS. To share, click the “Share” button on the GoFundMe website, or you can share directly to Facebook at http://bit.ly/CentralTech.   To share you will need a Facebook account.

The Central High Administration was contacted by GoFundMe, and students and staff assisted the world’s largest crowdfunding site in building a Facebook page telling the school’s story, complete with a student video and photos. The video highlights the tremendous diversity of the school, featuring students from the Congo, Afghanistan, El Salvador and others. Central students represent over 60 languages, its enrollment is 93% minority, and 86% of its students are free and reduced lunch-eligible.

Central is competing against schools in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Austin and Indianapolis.