Hartford public school students today got to use a new computer lab installed and paid for by UConn and NBA star Ray Allen’s foundation.
Superintendent Christina Kishimoto says this is the third high-tech lab donated by the basketball player.
“The Ray Allen Foundation is dedicated to going into schools in urban centers, that have not had the opportunity to be upgraded with state-of-the art technology, and ensuring that students have access to that great technology,” Kishimoto said.
Allen was present for a ceremony, and to interact with students.
The lab has an LCD projector, laptops, computer banks, and networking technology that allows students to work independently, or in groups.
The lab is at the Fred -D- Wish Museum School on Barbour Street. Kishimoto says all of the students will have opportunities to use the equipment, but most of the usage will be by students between grades 4 and 8.