While Navigation North is NOT going away, we are regretfully transitioning from our long-time Northern California home-base in Chico where it all began for our company.
For our founders, and a number of our staff, Chico is the hometown where we went to college while working in coffee shops and record stores, taught in local schools, raised our families, served on school boards, volunteered, coached sports, ran Girls Who Code camps, and somewhere in between all that, built Navigation North as a start-up educational technology business.
Over the last 8 years however, success and growth has called us to more and more projects abroad, beyond our beloved little town. While we still have a number of critical projects in the Golden State, our Chico office team is transitioning to various points around the country. So while we will keep some ties to our professional presence in Northern California with our partnering teams there, most of our core staff will be taking up positions in more urban centers where we can continue to recruit and build top talent and increase our capacity to foster innovative educational technology products and resources for public education.
With that said, we have some unfinished business here in Northern California with many friends, former education colleagues, partner agencies, and most importantly with a commitment we made to recovery-assistance for Paradise CA students and teachers.
As many know, a number of our staff are from the small Sierra mountain community of Paradise CA. Many also know that we took a one month pause from our work obligations to volunteer our time and resources and funds to coordinate refurbishing and distributing 2000+ Chromebooks, resources, and financial contributions and direct support to Paradise students, teachers, and campuses through December and January last year.
We also called upon our network of colleagues and friends to spearhead, and match funds with a number of business associates, partnering agencies, and local tech. companies to generate direct dollars to assist students and teachers with acquiring technology equipment and content to continue education services for all kids affected by the Camp Fires of last fall.
Help us make a final impact for Paradise Teachers and Students rebooting this year against all odds!
As part of our outgoing “Hoo-Rah!” we are asking for your final push of donations to help us contribute to the core of teachers who have amazingly and painstakingly re-opened schools within that community this year.
NOW IS THE TIME to join us in contributing resources to getting these committed staff and students appropriate tech. devices, labs, infrastructure, and digital resources to create equitable education opportunities in a town that needs all the support it can get.
We are working with the district and the new site principals of both Paradise Intermediate School and Paradise High School to transfer 100% of these dollars directly to educational technology equipment and services as requested by staff who are there rebuilding learning for students. Join us in putting an exclamation point at the end of Navigation North’s good-bye to this wonderful community that has been NavNorth’s home for the last 15 years by supporting these educators and kids.
To our family and friends in Northern California and beyond…THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!