The COVID-19 pandemic has closed schools and businesses across the country, forcing millions of students into online learning and parents into working from home – but not every household is fortunate enough to have stable internet access or enabled devices. In keeping with its core value of stewardship and the goal of improving the communities in which it operates, Larson Design Group (LDG) is helping to bridge this “digital divide” in western Pennsylvania.
LDG’s three Pittsburgh-area offices are joining in the support of Beyond the Laptops, a public-private partnership with the Pittsburgh Technology Council, Aurora Innovations, Google, Neighborhood Allies, the Heinz Endowments, the University of Pittsburgh and others. The initiative aims to provide laptops and accessories to the 75,000 households in Allegheny County that are without a home computer – including more than 7,000 students in the Pittsburgh Public School System who need a device to complete schoolwork.
“The need for reliable technology and digital connectivity is critical during this pandemic as we live, work and learn from home,” said David Martin, President of LDG. “We are pleased to support the Pittsburgh region, bringing much needed resources to parents and students as we work together to confront this crisis.”
Founded in 1986, Larson Design Group is an award-winning national architecture, engineering and consulting firm with 12 offices in five states and a vision to elevate client relationships, enrich the careers and lives of its employee-owners, and enhance the communities in which it operates. For more information, visit www.larsondesigngroup.com.
The health and safety of our team members and clients is our top priority. Click here to read a statement on our response to the COVID-19 pandemic.