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Power Up:
Creating equal access to technology in the classroom

On December 4, 2017, Softchoice awarded classroom technology grants of $10,000 each to 10 publicly-funded schools serving students from low-income communities in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Montreal, Seattle and Toronto. Thank you to every school who submitted an application.

View the list of all 2017 Power Up grant recipients.


Questions? Contact Pete Morra, Community Investment Manager, at powerup@softchoice.com.

Teachers from Nathaniel Hawthorne Elementary, a public school in Dallas and recipient of a 2016 Power Up grant, talk about how access to technology is opening doors for their students.

Spread the Word

Do you know an amazing teacher, or deserving school, who would benefit from a Power Up grant? Share Power Up with them today!

Media and Featured Coverage

In 2016, Softchoice and Lenovo put technology in the hands of more than 3,000 marginalized students across North America. Here are some of their stories.

Global News (Montreal)

Inside Toronto (Toronto)

Dallas Independent School District (Dallas)

Los Angeles Unified School District (Los Angeles)

Journal Metro (Montreal - French Language)

L.A. This Week (Los Angeles)

Program Partners

Power Up grants are funded through Softchoice employee donations and our generous program partners, Lenovo and VMware.