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Guest Opinion: Untold stories of the strength and resilience of low-income students

by By Randi Shafton and Amika Guillaume

Since March 2020, we have worried about the health, grief, finances and social isolation of low-income students and families. There has been heartbreaking loss, financial strain and unemployment, and a clear, disproportionate impact on low-income communities. East Palo Alto has seen four times more COVID-19 cases than Menlo Park and seven times more than Atherton.

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Randi Shafton is the executive director of Peninsula Bridge and can be reached at [email protected] Amika Guillaume is the principal of East Palo Alto Academy and can be reached at [email protected]


Posted by blah
a resident of another community
on Aug 6, 2021 at 12:57 pm

blah is a registered user.

Please update this story to share how we may contribute to the success of Peninsula Bridge and East Palo Alto Academy, be it through monetary donations, donations of technology equipment, food, whatever... I would love to spend my time and money to help people who clearly have the drive to succeed, just maybe not the tangible resources to help them get to where they're going.

Posted by Virginia Smedberg
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Aug 7, 2021 at 2:09 am

Virginia Smedberg is a registered user.

yes, I second "blah" request! flow power to power!

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