Dear New Yorker,

What an exciting moment!

Today, Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña and I announced an innovative collaboration with
Microsoft Corp. to provide New York City students and families with FREE access to Microsoft

Starting today, students and their families can download Microsoft’s Office 365 Education
software AT ABSOLUTEY NO COST by visiting  (For details on the
exact number of downloads and devices that this offer is good for, click on the picture below.)  

Learning doesn’t stop at the end of the school day.  

Supplying children with this indispensable tool will help ensure the success of all our students
as they prepare for college and the workforce.  

My thanks to Microsoft and the NYC Department of Education for partnering with the New York
City Council to help make this exciting initiative a reality.


Melissa Mark-Viverito
NYC Council