La Salle Donates Laptops To Visitation BVM School in Kensington Through Community TechServe Program
Students and Faculty "Leave To Serve" Visitation BVM every Tuesday after school as one of the school's Weekly Community Service trips.
On Tuesday, November 29, students from La Salle delivered 26 refurbished Lenovo Thinkpads to the faculty and staff at Visitation BVM School in Kensington. The laptops were donated as part of the faculty refresh program at La Salle and will enable the faculty at Visitation to migrate from their current teaching environment, comprised of some near decade old desktop systems currently deployed in the classroom, to a more state of the art one thereby broadening the spectrum of classroom teaching options.
The laptops were re-imaged and tested prior to delivery as part of La Salle's TechServe program. Now that the computers have been delivered, a series of environmental evaluations and faculty training sessions will be undertaken by the TechServe team to ensure the faculty can optimize the new technology in conjunction with their classroom environments.
Once completed, a second project is in the planning for the deployment of a computer lab based upon refurbished Lenovo desktop systems.
La Salle's relationship with Visitation spans nearly a decade of collaborative partnership initiatives including a weekly after school tutoring program every Tuesday during the school year, Freshmen Branch-out Day, Urban Immersion Summer Service program, as well as the broader embrace of the entire La Salle community from the Christian Brothers to our Facilities team, all supporting the incredible work the faculty and staff perform each day for the children of Kensington.
Visitation B.V.M Mission Statement
Visitation B.V.M School is a beacon of hope to the families of our diverse community. Through fostering positive relationships, we bring about unity in our diversity. Through addressing the unique needs of the whole child, recognizing each as a gift from God we instill in our students a recognition not only of their giftedness but the giftedness of each person. We provide them with the tools and inspiration to be people of faith, life-long learners, and responsible global citizens. Through all of this, there are certain values that have remained the same. We honor integrity and loyalty and provide a Catholic education that brings value and dignity to our students. Today we proudly serve over 450 students in grades PreK-8. We cater to a community that is largely below the national poverty level by providing breakfast, lunch and snacks daily. We serve our bilingual families with the support of translators and teaching English as a second language. Ultimately, we act as a Beacon of Hope for the entire Kensington community.