L4L’s Response to COVID-19

By Ken Zeff 7 months ago

Friends of Learn4Life,

As you know, L4L’s mission is to lift up student success throughout metro Atlanta. During these challenging times, relationships are essential so we will continue to build connections across sectors by highlighting and lifting up proven practices that support our students.

While L4L’s strategy keeps us focused on the horizon, in the short-term all meetings will be virtual. This includes the 3rd Grade Literacy Network meeting on April 14.

We will send out information on that process in the coming days and weeks.

In the L4L spirit of lifting up promising practices, here are a few we have seen so far:

– All of metro Atlanta’s school districts are working heroically with key partners to meet the hunger needs of their students. Whether it is through bus route delivery or in-person bags, districts are innovating to ensure that students have access to nutritional resources. Check out these sites for more info: Atlanta Publics Schools, City Schools of Decatur, Clayton County School District, Cobb County School District, DeKalb County School District, Fulton County Schools, Marietta City Schools, and Gwinnett County Public Schools along with the Atlanta Community Food Bank.

– The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta and the United Way of Greater Atlanta are launching a Response and Recovery Fund. The press release describing this program is here.

Use the Library from Home! is the Cobb library campaign for all ages launched in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The Library PASS program is a collaboration of the Cobb library, Cobb County and Marietta City Schools.

The COVID-19 pandemic magnifies the economic inequities in our community. Circumstances are demanding isolation, but we are encouraged that the solutions are typically found by learning from each other. Thanks to everyone, no matter the role, for your contribution in making metro Atlanta a more equitable and prosperous community,

Ken

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  Cradle to Career, Partners in Education
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