Watch this space for events and resources available to help counter the effects of the novel coronavirus crisis.
Remote Learning & Technology
Applications to Enter NYC Schools
For the Helpers
REC (Regional Enrichment Center i.e. Free Childcare Facilities) courtesy of NYC DOE
In order to successfully fight COVID-19, our first responders, health care providers, transit workers, and other key personnel must be able to come to work. That is why we have created Regional Enrichment Centers (RECs)—places where the children of these front-line workers can be safely cared for while their parents continue to serve the city in this time of need. Staffed by DOE employees and community-based organization partners, the centers will provide children with three hot meals daily, remote learning time with their teachers, activities like art and music, and social and emotional support. Regional Enrichment Centers will be available citywide.
If you are a New York City resident, and you have no other child care option, please complete this survey to begin your enrollment process.
Click for all RECs updated info' from the DOE.
NYC Coalition for Educational Justice Survey
NYC Coalition for Educational Justice (one of NYC largest Parent Led Organization) has created a survey to collect information on what our communities need to survive during this current crisis. If you are a public school parent please take the survey and share it far and wide. The survey is in English & Spanish.
Petition Governor for Groceries
Petition to the Governor asking for low income families to be given money for groceries - Sign the Petition! https://www.change.org/p/andrew-m-cuomo-i-want-low-income-families-to-be-given-money-by-the-government-for-groceries
Launching Parent Volunteers (Parent-To-Parent Support)
Hope all is well with everyone. We recognize our new normal is way more challenging than we'd like and we are all still adjusting. With that being said, there are some parents out there able to offer their personal time to help other parents during this remote learning process. Please start sharing the below with all your parent networks.
A group of public school parent leaders (Shino, NeQuan, Liz, Marco, Jimmie, Sheree, Rasheedah and others) are launching a volunteer networking project.
We are recruiting parents/guardians who are interested in volunteering to help families in need. In particular we are looking for parents/guardians who are multi-lingual and can translate or interpret and/or have technology skills (connecting to internet, online learning platform how-to's, etc.).
If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out this form.
Volunteers will be matched to families requesting assistance based on the skills. How and when the volunteers connect with families requesting help will be decided between the volunteers and the families.
We are in phase 1 of the project. Once we have enough volunteers, we will begin accepting requests from families via a website (in the process of being set up).
This is an entirely grassroots effort. We wanted to set up a system quickly to help one another. That means this is a work in progress!
We need your help in recruiting volunteers. Please send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.