Goldman Sachs Community TeamWorks Transforms Technological Capabilities at MSS
July 2011--Fifteen volunteers from Goldman Sachs Community TeamWorks came together over the course of two days in July to overhaul the school's technology infrastructure making the internet "fly" through the classrooms. Their work vastly improved the internet capabilities throughout the school building, tripling and quadrupling the speed in some places. Goldman Sachs donated new and larger switches and Cisco Systems contributed a more powerful router to direct traffic on the school's network.
In addition, the team performed OS and RAM upgrades on the server, existing desktops and laptops as well as extensive wiring work to provide internet and network access in all new classrooms on the fourth floor.
"The Community TeamWorks volunteers brought incredible expertise and enthusiasm to properly wire the new fourth floor and re-wire problem areas in the building," says Tom Postema, Head of School. "The value of their work is beyond what we could afford. Mustard Seed School is committed to teaching 21st century skills, and high-speed internet connectivity and up-to-date computer access are of critical importance. The Community TeamWork volunteers will have a direct and immediate impact on student learning. Their work will also streamline administrative processes and help teachers and administrators work more efficiently."
This is the second year that Goldman Sachs Community TeamWorks team has partnered with MSS. Last year, a team of 40 volunteers painted the new fourth floor, turning classrooms into bright, clean, learning spaces.
Thank you, Goldman Sachs Community TeamWorks! Your generosity and two days of hard work will serve students for years to come.