FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 22, 2020
The Emergency Task Force of the Diocese of Brooklyn continues to work in partnership with DeSales Media Group to advance the presence of individualized technology for the students of the Catholic schools throughout Brooklyn and Queens.
During last week’s Easter recess, members of the task force were instrumental in delivering nearly 500 iPads for the students at six Catholic academies including St. Patrick’s, Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Brooklyn), St. Brigid-St. Frances Cabrini, St. Peter’s, Our Lady of Sorrows, and St. Leo’s. DeSales Media Group has now distributed more than 10,000 iPads and Chromebooks across the Diocese of Brooklyn’s school system.
“Long before Brooklyn and Queens became the epicenter of the Coronavirus pandemic, DeSales Media was visionary in our partnership with many of the schools throughout the Diocese, incorporating first-rate technology into the first-rate curriculum,” said Monsignor Kieran E. Harrington, Vicar for Communications for the Diocese of Brooklyn, and Chairman and President of the DeSales Media Group.
“Since the first day we had to shut down our school system, many of our students were already equipped to transition to distance learning. As COVID-19 continues to keep our schools closed, additional schools in our network have reached out to DeSales to help remotely educate their students. We are proud to answer these calls and are grateful to the Diocese’s Emergency Task Force for their commitment to getting this technology to the students.”
“It is an honor to be part of getting this vital equipment to some of the families that need it the most,” said Vincent LeVien, Director of the Brooklyn Diocese’s Emergency Task Force.
Photos of the recent deliveries of Chromebooks are attached.