Young Leaders Today, Tech Leaders Tomorrow

San Miguel is a Lasallian middle school dedicated to transforming Latino lives and breaking the cycle of poverty through STEM-based education

San Miguel School

Our story

Can we change the lives of middle-school immigrant Latino boys and give them a brighter future? Si, se puede!

Help us provide a class set of iPads to at-risk and low-income students in DC! San Miguel School enrolls only low-income and at-risk students in the DC metro area. We provide an education that changes the lives of students and their families. Latinos make up only about 2% of the STEM economy—a sector expected to have over 5 million openings by the time our students graduate high school and college and not enough qualified applicants. We need to equip our students with the skills necessary to secure these jobs and instill the confidence needed for them to pursue these stable, well-paying careers. In order to do that successfully, it is critical we integrate technology in the classroom before they reach high school.

Our goal is a classroom set of iPads–a necessary tool to help our students succeed in high school and gain access to career opportunities in the STEM sector and beyond. Technological skills are a pre-requisite for careers today, not an option. By donating to our project, you make technology accessible for our students and empower them to better not only their tech skills, but also their literacy skills, as nearly all of our students are English language learners.

Why it matters?

According to the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, Hispanic students make up the largest public school minority, but score lower in math and science, in part because they are not sufficiently exposed to STEM subjects before college and in part because they have lower levels of college enrollment overall. In addition, Hispanics make up a mere 2% of the STEM sector. By implementing a fully integrated STEM Program, we can take action to close the gap in both achievement and opportunity for our target population.

Serving a student body of English language learners, San Miguel already has an intensive and effective language arts program. As we work to serve more students and prepare students for the 21st century workforce, our next priority is strengthening and integrating our Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Program (STEM). A strong STEM curriculum will provide our middle school students with an outstanding foundation for high school and college courses, expose them to new career fields, and equip them with vital problem-solving skills, but such a program requires not only access to, but also proficiency with technology.

As of April 2015, the White House Hispanic initiative projects two STEM job openings per qualified jobseeker currently and 17% growth in the sector by 2020. With iPad-integrated technology in the classroom, San Miguel students will be ahead of the curve, honing a competitive advantage with their strong math and science background. By preparing our students with STEM technologies, we give them the tools now for sustainable future success.

With your help we can break the cycle of poverty. We can change the statistics.

They will be our future tech leaders.

How will the funds be used?

Your donations can equip these young men with vital tech skills, needed to make them competitive in a 21st century job market. Help get technology into the hands of our students with a donation for iPads with Survivor cases to protect them, and a charging station to keep them always ready. Portable around the school and able to be used right on the student’s desk, the iPads will be used for technology learning, reading skills, and research. We would love to get 6, but a complete class set would allow each student in a grade access to the technology. Donate and transform a life! Then share with your friends!



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Anonymous

resubmitting October 22nd regular donation that bounced.

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Anonymous

Please accept this payment as a third try in your system for the school. I donated on 10/14/2015 21:36.

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Anonymous

Go Miguel Go - Great job brining the crowd to the table! Thanks HIP!

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Molly E. O'Connor

Go Stars!

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Michael R. Jones

To the boys and families of San Miguel, DC

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Todd Myers

San Miguel DC

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Anonymous

A great school with a great mission. Let's reach the goal!

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Alfonos Motta

Keep it up San Miguel!

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Scott R Stephan

Inspirational work, keep it up!

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Christine A Lysionek

Best wishes for success in meeting your goal!

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Vincent Del Viscio

Good Luck!!

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LUIS FRANK TORRES

THIS DONATION IS FOR THE SAN MIGUEL SCHOOL IN WASHINGTON, DC

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Maria-Rose Cain

A great group of students!

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Julie A Waddell

Thank you for the timely opportunity to continue my "Walk with Francis" for this most worthy cause!

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Mary Ellen Hrutka

What a great opportunity to support San Miguel. And what a joy to see the San Miguel men at the Papal Mass and other events with our Holy Father.

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Dante Alvarado Leon

Dear San Miguel Staff and Students, I am extremely proud of the remarkable work that you are all doing. Keep working hard and studying STEM. That is the future. I am currently a 3rd year student at UC Berkeley studying Business Administration and Computer Science. I am passionate about technology, education, and entrepreneurship and I have launched 2 startups. I am more than happy to mentor and be of any help that I can to the students. Si Se Puede!

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Maria-Rose Cain

Molly O'Connor

Communications and Outreach

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