We have four programs that reach students and teachers in high-poverty schools:

  • The Free Store

  • Teachers and other school personnel in eligible schools  “shop” for free school supplies throughout the academic year.  All materials distributed are used to create inviting learning environments and to support the academic and personal growth of students living in poverty.

  • Classroom Up

  • The Classroom Up program is the first of its kind in the United States and allows CMS teachers to order essential school supplies via an online portal. The free supplies are then delivered directly to the school.

  • ClassVROOM Central Mobile Free Store

  • ClassVROOM Central delivers essential items to the high-poverty schools that are geographically further from our Free Store to reach more teachers and students.

  • Backpacks & Basics

  • With the help of sponsors, Classroom Central provides select high poverty schools with backpacks filled with school supplies for all students.

If you are a teacher wanting to learn more about our programs or eligibility, please visit our Teacher Section.