How iPads Can Transform Learning in Boyle Heights [Sponsored Post]

Singer at the TRANS4M Boyle Heights launch.
     Singer at the TRANS4M Boyle Heights launch.

This post is brought to you by Chase — a strong supporter of TRANS4M Boyle Heights, a program that provides multiple social services that address Boyle Heights’ particular needs. Learn more here.

Summer school has never been this cool: kids in a Los Angeles neighborhood will spend four weeks using iPads and MacBook Airs in a digital storytelling class.

The class is part of a three-subject curriculum — they’ll be boning up on English and math skills, too — to boost the chances of 65 ninth graders to get into college.

It’s the first offering of the Trans4m Boyle Heights Initiative, backed by a $7 million, three-year commitment from Chase and lead by, who grew up in the neighborhood. His charity, angel foundation, and College Track, co-founded by Laurene Powell Jobs, are teaming up for the project.