AF Coalition Members Step up During Crisis (Vol. 19)

Every week, America Forward is highlighting a few examples of the vital work being done by our Coalition members to support students, families, educators, workers, elected leaders, advocates, and communities across the country. If your organization has resources, an announcement, or a story that you would like to see included, please send it to


This fall, school communities across the country will be navigating remote or hybrid learning environments. To support the communities they serve, KIPP is offering the Beyond KIPP Resource Library, a comprehensive, “free resource library with hundreds of tools for teachers, leaders, college counselors, and families.”

LEAP Innovations

As a result of the rapid shift to digital and distance learning this spring, there was a profusion of available EdTech resources. To help their community navigate the abundance of digital learning tools and options, LEAP Innovations curated a list of the “Most Powerful Personalized Learning EdTech Tools” — a comprehensive guide to EdTech tools, organized by subject, grade, or keyword.


The COVID-19 crisis has impacted small businesses across the country, and employment social enterprises (ESEs) have been hit especially hard by the pandemic. Yet, many of these ESEs are pivoting to meet the moment, adapting their models to address the needs of their communities. This video from REDF highlights the incredible ways these ESEs continue to innovate and respond to the ongoing crisis.

Let’s Grow Kids

Communities across the country are slowly reopening and, as parents and caregivers return to work and school, many are left struggling to find affordable, accessible child care. Let’s Grow Kids “works to ensure that high-quality child care programs thrive and that more families can access them,” and has compiled a list of resources for to help early educators navigate this period of uncertainty, including grants and technical assistance, available early childhood jobs in Vermont, Vermont early childhood networks, key partners, and more.

Millennial Action Project

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, civic engagement is more important than ever — especially for Millennials and Gen Z, whose futures will be shaped by this crisis and our collective response. To help ensure safe, fair, and accessible elections in 2020, the Millennial Action Project (MAP) launched Partnering to Ensure Election Resiliency (P.E.E.R.), “a set of strategies for policymakers to mitigate public health risks while building election resiliency.” MAP also recently released a toolkit for engaging and mobilizing young people on the national debt debate, in collaboration with Brookings Institute.

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