With the advent of COVID-19, we suspended all on-site programming effective March 17. To the extent possible, program staff are working remotely, and we are providing online and telephone services as follows.
Adult Education & Workforce Development
- Classes have been running online and both teachers and students have been very responsive in the transition.
- Students are accessing online resources such as Zoom, WhatsApp, Remind, Quizlet, and Google Classroom from both computers and cell phones. They will take their exams through Google Forms.
- Staff continue to provide students with remote support on a daily basis.
Familia Adelante/Family Forward
- Our Family Workers are maintaining contact with their assigned families by phone to provide support with issues such as job losses and health concerns and to help them access available resources.
- Our collaboration partners are contacting families by phone to answer questions and provide guidance on new financial and educational challenges. They are also developing ways to offer some of their workshops online.
- The Program Director is contacting participants with current cases by phone and responding to new callers seeking immigration assistance.
- The main focus has been on cases with a deadline, such as DACA renewals. She has been prepping applications and sending them to participants to review.
Social Services & Community Education
- The Program Director is reaching out by phone to current participants who may be particularly vulnerable at this time.
- She is also responding to phone calls from others seeking guidance or support, providing resource information.
- The Youth Team is providing remote homework help, one-on-one tutoring, and technology support to After School children, and helping parents learn how to use the kids' electronic devices.
- 18 After School children are signed up for the virtual Robotics program that will begin this week with our consultant, Bricks4Kidz.
- Our Chair Yoga instructor continues to offer classes online via Zoom.