With a new school year ready to start, the Bellevue Chamber Foundation launched its fundraising campaign to provide access to high-speed internet to K-12 students in the Bellevue area. In partnership with the Bellevue School District, the program leverages Comcast’s low-cost Internet Essentials Program.

Comcast has partnered with over 70 school districts nationwide to provide not only high-speed internet, but also low-cost computer equipment for purchase and free technology training.

“Close to 800 students in Bellevue lack access to high-speed internet,” said Bellevue Chamber President and CEO, Joe Fain. “What was once considered a luxury item is now an irreplaceable part of the virtual education experience.”

“We thank the Bellevue Chamber and Comcast for their community partnership during this challenging time for our students and their families,” said Bellevue School District Superintendent Dr. Ivan Duran. “This program ensures that we are serving each and every one of our students so that they may become creators of their future world.”

Through the Bellevue Chamber website, businesses and individuals can donate to the foundation’s Student Connectivity Fund for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. For as little as $10, donors can provide internet service to one student for a month; for $100, you can keep them connected for the entire school year.

For more information, visit Comcast’s Internet Essentials Partnership Program. To donate to visit the Bellevue Chamber’s Student Connectivity Fund.

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.