Last week the City Realty Group continued its longstanding partnership with local schools by providing new Chromebooks to the Eliot School in the North End–a school that serves many families in Beacon Hill.
City Realty, known for several development projects in the area, has a nonprofit offshoot called City Kids in areas where the development team works and conducts business.
The team stopped by the Eliot earlier this month and donated ten new Chromebook laptop computers. City Kids and City Realty Group were joined by former District 1 City Councilor Sal LaMattina to personally deliver the Chromebooks to Eliot School Principal Traci Walker Griffith and students who need them for at-home learning.
“The Eliot School community is grateful for City Realty’s generosity to our students and families and their unwavering commitment to supporting our students’ virtual learning journey with new Chrome books,” said Principle Griffith.
The donation comes at a time when Boston Public Schools has paused reopening plans due to rising COVID-19 rates. This means more at-home learning and more urgency to help students-in-need to ensure they have the proper resources to participate in school from home.
City Realty has been donating Chromebooks throughout the city to local schools during the COVID pandemic.
City Realty Group Vice President of Operations James Caruso said the donations are a way City Realty can do their part to help children remain engaged and capable of continuing their studies at home.
Stephen Whalen of Boston, Managing Partner at City Realty Group and founder of City Kid, said his company has been a longtime supporter of area schools and afterschool programs.
Since landing in Boston and developing projects in the neighborhood, City Realty’s City Kids, has been looking for ways to give back to the community. A few years ago City Realty donated ChromeBooks to a Boston Public School’s Autism Strand classroom.