project leader
Nykesha C
653 Mississippi Blvd.
(South City and the surrounding neighborhoods in the 38126 zip-code.)
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the project

The COVID-19 outbreak has shown tremendous digital disparities in communities around the U.S. when it comes to income, education, and access to technology. Memphis neighborhoods in the 38126 zip-code are no exception in the digital divide. With a poverty rate of 68.9%, youth residing in 38126 are less likely to have household access to technology for virtual learning.

When schools closed in March 2020, students were transitioned to digital learning environments. Lack of access means students fall further behind in academic attainment and educational success.  Mustard Seed, a nonprofit organization based in South City wants to help combat the divide by providing computer equipment for youth in need. 

With your support, Mustard Seed can reach our goal of raising $5,000 to help close the digital divide for students in 38126.

100% All funds raised will be used towards the purchase of Student Chromebook Computers and headsets to be used with devices. Your donation is 100% tax-deductible. For more information about Mustard Seed go to 

Thank you for your support!

the steps

  • Mustard Seed is working with its community partner, Urban Strategies to identify students and their households who need computer access.
  • Identified students will receive computers use for online learning and educational enrichment.
  • Mustard Seed will continue to work with Urban Strategies to monitor student progress and provide support through its tutoring programs, the Project READY youth workforce development program, and additional wrap-around services to support students, their families, and 38126 neighborhoods.

why we're doing it

In accordance with our mission “to help the community to realize its full potential through education, job training, life skills development, and service to all!" Mustard Seed wants to make sure that youth residing in the 38126 zip-code have a sound chance to realize and achieve their educational and career goals. Access to technology is access to a world of opportunity for youth and a better Memphis!



We still plan on purchasing 20 Chromebook Laptop Computers @ $250.00 each, and the $1,349.96 from this campaign will help us to purchase 5 of those computers. We will make up the difference using other funds from our organization. 

TOTAL RAISED = $1,391.72
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) N/A
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $41.76

20 Chromebook Laptop Computers @ $250.00 ea. = $5,000Original:

  • 11.6" Screen, 4GB 2400MHz LPDDR4 Non-ECC
  • 16GB eMMC Hard Drive 

Note: All funds raised will go to the direct purchase of computers for disadvantaged youth residing Memphis' 38126 zip-code who lack access to digital learning equipment in their household.

ioby Platform Fee-waived
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%)waived
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) (Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)$155


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