“During these times of uncertainty, we are all looking out for the best interest of our students. We all want to remove the barriers to educational success.” - Adonis Galarza, Civic Engagement Coordinator, Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice
On August 11th, only days into JUSD’s 2020-2021 school year, the Department of Parent Involvement and Community Outreach was dealing with a high volume of phone calls. Parents were struggling to make ends meet and assist their children with online instruction. During the COVID-19 pandemic, community needs have far outweighed the resources available.
That Tuesday afternoon, a parent called with a special request for her two school-aged children: could PICO help find desks for her kids to work on during distance learning?