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Mott Haven Academy Charter School

Thanks to the BlackBerry smartphone, improved communications between our parents and our teachers can help translate into better attendance and therefore better academic performance.
Tina Martinez Operations Director
  • Industry: Education
  • Region: North America
  • Company Size: Small
  • Solution: BlackBerry smartphone, BlackBerry Messenger (BBM™)
Full Story


Mott Haven Academy Charter School (Haven Academy) was founded to meet the needs of students involved with the child welfare system. The school was looking for a way to better use technology to cultivate an environment of communication with parents and the community.


Haven Academy deployed BlackBerry® smartphones to teachers and administrators, using them to keep in touch with parents, school administrators and other teachers. Teachers use BlackBerry® Messenger to keep up with administrative updates each morning and are able to call parents immediately when dealing with behavioural issues or emergency situations. Parents are also able to reach teachers directly, instead of a more traditional process of going through the school’s office first.


  • Improved engagement with students
  • Better communication between teachers and parents
  • Near real-time communication in urgent situations
  • More effective means of solving problems in the classroom