AF Coalition Members Step up During Crisis (Vol. 23)

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

10,000 Degrees

Long before the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, many students faced barriers to accessing and completing higher education, but the pandemic has made it even more difficult. To help the students they serve during this particularly challenging moment, 10,000 Degrees is providing critical resources, including guidance relevant to the Dream Act, financial aid, online tutoring services, and more.

Public Allies

In response to the pandemic, Public Allies has curated timely and relevant information on their COVID-19 Resources page. They offer resources – organized by state – for communities across the country, as well as for nonprofits, businesses, alumni, and individuals. They have pulled together information on financial resources for individuals, support for remote work, health and wellness, as well as information on how people can take action to support their communities.

Year Up

Year Up is working hard to provide stability for their community during these unprecedented times. They’ve moved services online to continue “helping young adults gain access to employment and education opportunities,” and have established a COVID-19 Impact Fund “to support costs incurred in this transition, including increased support for students facing financial hardship.”

Think of Us

Think of Us is committed to helping young people navigate periods of uncertainty. Since the onset of the pandemic, through their COVID-19 Command Center, Think of Us has been providing and updating information and resources on a range of timely and relevant topics, including federal policy, unemployment, housing, school, technology, health, legal assistance, and more.

New Teacher Center

New Teacher Center works to combine “two decades of experience with current research to lead best practices for teacher retention, educator development, and accelerated student learning.” This mission informs the resources they are offering to support their community during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond, including relevant case studies, reports, white papers, and other tools to support social and emotional learning.

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