Quarantutors with Madison Park Technical Vocational High School: We’re partnering with Madison Park Technical Vocational High School to pair mentors with senior students who are struggling with classes and have to complete online credit recovery in order to graduate in June or August. A Quarantutor’s commitment will be 2 hours/week in the form of check-ins and hangouts. Students need a mentor to help them balance their credit recovery coursework, stay motivated, and review their work. School counselors will do a match and introduction, and the school headmaster will have a Zoom call with all Quarantutors to kick things off. The time for each session can be arranged between the mentor and the student.

BPS High School to Teacher Program (HSTT): HSTT is a district-wide pathway that identifies and cultivates culturally, linguistically, and racially diverse high school students who will become the educators of tomorrow. Volunteers are needed to help high schoolers for one-on-one mentoring in subject content areas (Math, ELA, Science) and professional development (college access and readiness, financial literacy, leadership, resume building, and teacher preparation). Availability is twice a month for one hour on either Tuesday or Wednesday evenings. All mentoring will be done online and you will receive an orientation and training prior to start.

Boston Cares: Our friends at Boston Cares are partnering with the Boston Public Schools to distribute food to students and families in need. Volunteer at select school sites to help serve BPS students.

Greater Boston Food BankHelp with food-sorting at their warehouse for distribution to their partner agencies. This need is particularly high, especially for their programs that support low-income seniors.

MIRA (Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition) and AFT MAPhone bank to increase the Census participation.

Boston Public Schools: At home learning support and instructional packets organized by grade and subject.

Wide Open Schools: Resources for both educators and families, Wide Open School is a free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense.

K-12: Free, online curricula that parents/teachers can use on any topic from K-12. Accredited in MA, so if students do take classes, Massachusetts offers them credit.

Khan AcademyExcellent resource for Math, Science, and History support. Free step-by-step lessons with video explanations. Other languages supported.

Read WorksFree online resources for teachers and parents helping their kids with reading, K-12.

Corita Kent: Corita Arts Center provides Elementary School Activity Packets showcasing a message of hope, love, and justice through the subject of Art. Available in both English and Spanish.

“Resources for Teaching Online Due to School Closures” by Kathleen Morris: Blog guide with resources from around the globe in planning for and during a school closure.

Boston Foundation Special Funds: Emergency fund focused on providing general operating support grants to nonprofits whose operations address the basic needs of vulnerable populations.

UCB Funds Request FormGift cards for individuals in need of financial support.

Boston School FinderResource page for families of information, financial support, home learning support, and critical resources.

Boston Resiliency FundEmergency fund to provide food for children and seniors, technology for remote learning for students, and support to first responders and healthcare workers in the City of Boston.

American Psychological AssociationAPA provides insight on how to navigate the news-inducing levels of anxiety.

USCF Psychologist Ellisa EpelLessons to understand the difference between anxiety and panic and steps you can take to prevent panic and be prepared during the time of COVID-19.

Boston Parent PaperHow to talk to children about COVID-19.