Argo Esports Lounge Funded thanks to Parents, Donors, Non-Profits

The generosity of multiple donors across the United States allowed for our new Argo Esports Lounge to be equipped with:

  • headsets with microphones,
  • game controllers,
  • wall mount holders to store them,
  • LED keyboards and mice.
  • gaming chairs

On behalf of everyone at Maspeth High School and the families we serve, we thank everyone listed below for their generous donations that will benefit our student population.

Albert Alvarez (New York)
Alexandra Guzman
Alvaro Pena
Anonymous (California)
Anonymous (Elmhurst, NY)
Anonymous (New York)
Anthony Luisi (New York)
Antoinette Baltusis (New York)
Araceli Hernandez
C. Matos (New York)
DonorsChoose New Teacher Fund *has given to our school 3+ times
Gyangi Sherpa (New York)
Hispanic Information & Telecommunications Network
Kristy Lauriat, (Brooklyn, NY)
Luis Alanis
Luz Matos (Florida)
N. Matos (Delaware)

Mario Matos
Panda Cares
Rachel Wilson (Wellsley, MA)
S. Alicanoglu (New York)

Shirley Cabrera

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (Seattle, WA)

The Sonic Foundation (Atlanta, GA) *has given to our school 3+ times

Vanessa Calderon

With gratitude,
Mr. Matos



New York City Public Schools launched the Battle of the Boroughs three years ago, in partnership with Microsoft and Minecraft Education, as a way to keep students engaged during remote learning. And we’re building on the power that e-sports have—like other enrichment activities--to create strong connections between schools and students. It’s one more way we’re reimagining the student experience to make school more relevant and meaningful to our kids. - Chancellor David C. Banks


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In 2000, Charles Best, a teacher at a Bronx public high school, thought about all the money he and his colleagues were spending on books, art supplies, and other materials for their students. They weren't alone — today, teachers still spend an average of $500 out of pocket on their classrooms each year. Charles figured there were people who'd want to help if they could see where their money was going. He founded DonorsChoose, a website where teachers could post requests for classroom resources, and his colleagues posted the first 11 projects. Since then, teachers at most US public schools have requested resources through our platform.

Panda Cares

Established in 1999, Panda Cares is the philanthropic arm of Panda Express, a family-owned and privately held restaurant company founded by Andrew and Peggy Cherng in 1983 with more than 2,200 locations nationwide and in 11 countries. On a mission to inspire better lives, Panda is committed to serving the communities in which it operates by providing food, funding of health and education programs, and volunteer services to underserved youth, and disaster relief efforts. The Panda Cares Foundation is powered by its global family of associates and guests through its in-store donation box fundraising program.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people's health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people—especially those with the fewest resources—have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. Based in Seattle, Washington, the foundation is led by CEO Mark Suzman, under the direction of co-chairs Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates and the board of trustees.

The Sonic Foundation

Through SONIC’s Limeades for Learning initiative, the brand donates a portion of proceeds from every Drink, Slush and Shake purchase to the SONIC Foundation, which is used to support local public education.