Every month, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Opportunity Network
Violence and hatred directed at members of the AAPI community has surged over the past year across the country. To support the AAPI community, The Opportunity Network has put together a list of important resources and ways to help, including Asian-owned businesses to buy from, organizations to support, and educational materials to read and listen to.
This past year has created unprecedented barriers to college completion. However, as they detail in their 2020 Impact Report, 10,000 Degrees continued to show up for their community, reaching over 12,000 students and families, supporting more than 2,200 students in college, and celebrating their largest class of graduates yet – 244!
As students, parents, and educators across the country work to recover from the effects of the pandemic, personalized learning is more important than ever to ensure that every learner has the support they need to thrive. In their new guide, Leaning into personalization to support students and adults during COVID-19, City Year provides “the adults who work with students every day with practices, tools and recommendations for taking a relationship-driven approach to supporting student social, emotional and academic development in ways that also help teachers and other school-based staff, including City Year AmeriCorps members.”
Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF)
Over the past year, NFF has kept their nonprofit community updated with timely and relevant COVID-19 information, to help ensure they are best equipped to respond to and recover from the pandemic. Their recent blog post, Crisis Funding and Debt: What Nonprofits Need to Know, is a “brief guide to understanding debt options in the COVID-19 crisis,” and covers a variety of COVID- and non-COVID-specific loan options.
Despite the challenges of the past year, Project Evident’s work “helping practitioners and informing funders and policymakers” to “accelerate the use of data and evidence in actionable and equitable ways for communities” continued. As outlined in their 2020 Year in Review report, over the past twelve months, they supported more than 80 nonprofit, philanthropic, and education organizations across the country as they navigated COVID-19 related challenges.
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