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Los Angeles Unified and Step Up Tutoring
Combine to Provide Free Online Tutoring to Students

(El Distrito Unificado de Los Angeles y Step Up Tutoring Se unen para proporcionar tutoría en línea gratuita a los estudiantes)
LOS ANGELES – August 10, 2020 – Los Angeles Unified today revealed part of its plan to provide one-on-one tutoring, both in person and online for students who need it most. The district announced it will be working with Step Up Tutoring, which will provide online tutoring services to students for free. Classroom teachers and principals will help identify students for this program.
An initial pilot effort with Step Up serving 500 students in three Communities of Schools (Huntington Park, Fremont and Taft) will begin shortly after the start of the school year, and the program will be expanded to more students during the semester.

“We've learned a good deal about online education since March and it's clear there is a need for more one-on-one support for students,” Los Angeles Unified Superintendent Austin Beutner said. “The individual attention a teacher can provide to a student in a classroom at school is not easily replicated in a Zoom class with 20 or 30 students.” READ MORE

LOS ANGELES – 10 de agosto de 2020 – El Distrito Unificado de Los Angeles reveló hoy parte de su plan de proporcionar tutoría personal, tanto en persona como en línea para los estudiantes que más lo necesitan. El distrito anunció que trabajará con Step Up Tutoring, que proporcionará servicios de tutoría en línea a los estudiantes de forma gratuita. Los directores maestros del salón de clases ayudarán a identificar a los estudiantes para este programa.

Un esfuerzo piloto inicial con Step Up sirviendo a 500 estudiantes en tres Comunidades de Escuelas (Huntington Park, Fremont y Taft) comenzará poco después del comienzo del año escolar, y el programa se extenderá a más estudiantes durante el semestre.

"Hemos aprendido mucho sobre la educación en línea desde marzo y está claro que hay una necesidad de más apoyo uno a uno para los estudiantes", dijo Austin Beutner, Superintendente del Distrito Unificado de Los Angeles. "La atención individual que un maestro puede brindar a un estudiante en un salón de clases en la escuela no se duplica fácilmente a través de una clase por Zoom con 20 ó 30 estudiantes".

Los voluntarios de Step Up Tutoring, los cuales son cuidadosamente seleccionados de todo el país proporcionarán a los estudiantes de K-8 asistencia suplementaria e individualizada fuera del día escolar regular.
"Entendemos lo difícil que es proporcionarles a los estudiantes instrucción en línea", dijo la Directora Ejecutiva de Step Up Tutoring, Nati Rodriguez. "Nuestro objetivo es proporcionar apoyo individualizado a los estudiantes para que puedan alcanzar todo su potencial a través de la crisis COVID-19 y en los años venideros". Más Información

2020 Census
Have you taken the census yet? The census helps determines how more than a trillion dollars in federal funds will be allocated! Due to the Covid crisis, the deadline has been extended, and you can quickly do it online here: TAKE THE CENSUS  -- Safe, easy, and secure!

Updates from the County of LA
COVID-19 Rent Relief Program: Multi-Lingual Toolkit & FAQs
Earlier this week LA County announced the creation of a COVID-19 Rent Relief Program which aims to assist low-income renters and property owners who have struggled to pay their rent and/or who are behind on paying rent due to COVID-19. Today, we offer you a multi-lingual Toolkit and FAQs, so it's easier to share the good word before the application filing period (August 17 through August 31) comes and goes! READ MORE

Testing is currently available for LA County residents with signs or symptoms of COVID-19 or have been contact with a person known to be exposed to someone with a confirmed COVID-19 based on the LA Department of Public Health recommendations. See links below for more details on setting a test appointment.


The LA County Public Health Officer has issued an order to Prohibit Group Events and Gatherings, Require Social Distancing Measures, and the Closure of Certain Businesses. The order states, “….the Los Angeles County Health Officer issued an order to prohibit all indoor and outdoor, public and private events and gatherings within a confined space, where 50 or more members of the public are expected to attend at the same time, to require physical distancing measures and temporary closure of certain businesses. “
 Also, if Los Angeles Police Department officers respond to and verify that a large party is occurring at a property, and there’s evidence that the venue has repeatedly engaged in such behavior, the department will request that the city shut off water and power services within 48 hours.

What Do Face Coverings Do?
Before we talk about the power of a face covering, we should start by mentioning what we've learned about COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. We know that COVID-19 mainly spreads from person to person through respiratory droplets (produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, talks, sings, or raises their voice). These droplets can land in the eyes, mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

We've also learned that MANY people who are infected with COVID-19 are asymptomatic (have no symptoms). We can’t tell, by just looking at them, whether they’re infected or not.

COVID-19 Cases in San Pedro as of 8:00pm., August 11
Cases 1,007; Deaths 26
(Number includes San Pedro and unincorporated area of La Rambla; number does not include caes at Terminal Island Federal Correctional Institution). Source: Los Angeles County Department of Health
Updates from the City
Initiative connects Angelenos impacted by COVID-19 to economic relief

LOS ANGELES — On August 12th, Mayor Eric Garcetti launched L.A. Connected, an effort to help Angelenos hardest-hit by COVID-19 access vital financial relief. The City’s effort will connect struggling families with critical sources of economic security in the face of the ongoing pandemic, including Economic Impact Payments, unemployment insurance, income tax credits, and banking resources.

“COVID-19 has dealt a devastating blow to Angelenos’ economic security, and L.A. Connected will be the bridge between tens of thousands of households and their ability to make rent, pay the bills, put food on the table, and stay afloat,” said Mayor Garcetti. “Our job as a City is to save lives and safeguard livelihoods — and today’s effort will help us build a sturdy foundation of justice, equity, and stability for our neighbors struggling to get by.”

L.A. Connected aims to educate Angelenos about the financial aid available to them from the state and federal governments — and empower them to access it. A network of service providers through the City’s WorkSource and FamilySource Centers will help residents apply for unemployment insurance, file their taxes, apply for as much as $8,000 in tax credits, and access federal stimulus checks, known as Economic Impact Payments, which total up to $1,200 per adult and $500 per child. READ MORE

Apply for a Covid-19 Recovery Grant
Do you have a small business or are you an entrepreneur facing hard\ship due to the Coronavirus? The LA Regional Covid Fund is accepting grant applications – the next funding cycle opens on August 17th. See more details at the link below:

Stay Cool During the Hot Summer Days
Los Angeles Dept of Water and Power ahs a series of Eco-friendly ways for you to stay cool this summer – and be more helpful to the envrionment. Read more here
Free Virtual Family Art Workshop
Virtual Family Art Workshop presented by Angels Gate

Saturday, August 15, 3:00 - 5:00pm, on Zoom.

Free Virtual Art Workshop open to all ages. To receive the zoom link and list of supplies needed for the workshop, click here
Free Education & Entertainment for the Whole Family from LAPL's "Library at Home."
LA Public Library’s “Library At Home” helps you and your family stay entertained and educated while social distancing measures are in place. Visit them at to see all the resources you can access remotely, including e-books, streaming movies, online learning for kids and those taking new career steps, and youth activities.
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