Partner Details

Menlo-Atherton High School PTA

  • Mission Statement

    M-A High school is a public school serving a very needy population in East Palo Alto and Redwood City. Most of our students are on the free or reduced lunch program, and many have no access to computing. Over the past 10 years, we have refurbished more than 4000 computers and sent them home with our hard-working, deserving students so they can use the computer to type homework and do internet research. When we send a computer home with a student, we deliver it, set it, up, plug it in, and teach the students how to use it. We also install free internet (when available) and show them how to go online to send and receive email, and to email homework assignments to school. We also show the parents how to use the internet to check on their student's attendance, grades, and pending homework assignments.
  • Project Abstract

    We refurbish old computers, load software on them, and send them home with needy students who otherwise would have no access to computing except at school. We securely erase all data on the hard drives that are donated, before loading fresh software onto them.
  • Target Population

    Our students are in grades 9-12, and we only send computers home with low-income students. Most of these students have younger siblings at home. When we install a computer, then the entire family learns how to use it, not just the high school student. So the entire family benefits from the donated computer.
  • Contact Information & Map

    Menlo-Atherton High School PTA
    Attn: Sue Kayton
    Computer donations- Sue Kayton c/o library
    555 Middlefield Road
    Atherton, CA 94027
    United States

    Phone: (650) 853-1711
    Fax: (650) 853-1712
    Email: kayton@alum.mit.edu


  • Equipment Needed

    PC Desktop System
    PC Laptop System
    Mac Desktop System
    Mac Laptop System
    PC CPU (Partial System)
    CDROM Drive
    Hard Disk Drive
    Keyboard
    Modem
    Switch or Router
    Monitor
    Mice
    Network Interface Card
    Printer
    Software Item
    Sound Card
    Video Card
    Miscellaneous Item