NAACP Branch 1034 partners with Perris High School to provide technology resources

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From left, Rosie Brady, acting vice president of NAACP Branch 1034; Juan Santos, principal of Perris High School; Kristi Coulter, assistant principal of Perris High; Katie McClendon, education chair of NAACP Branch 1034 and founder of Families Achieving Success; Jennifer Palo, communications chair of NAACP Branch 1034, and Willie J. Oliver II, president of NAACP Branch 1034 and pastor of Grace & Truth Worship Ministry in Lake Elsinore pose for a photo at Perris High School, Nov. 13, while distributing donated internet technology and school supplies to families in need. Valley News/Andrez Imaging photo
LAKE ELSINORE – The NAACP Branch 1034 donated Verizon Jetpack mobile hot spots and other items to eight Perris High School families, who were without adequate access to technology resources, Friday, Nov. 13. Since students are distance learning at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, NAACP Branch 1034 leaders decided to focus all their annual fundraising efforts on students and families in need of technology support. Rhonda Chick, chair of the Freedom Fund, headed the fundraising endeavor, while education chair Katie McClendon reached out to local school districts and identified needs in the Perris High School. She also worked with the African American Parent Advisory Council to advocate for the donations being approved by the Perris Unified High School District board. Although sc
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