BREAKING NEWS:Health officers fast-track regional stay-at-home order

Town Square

Post a New Topic

Catching students who are falling through the cracks

Original post made on Nov 20, 2020

A community hub created through a partnership between the 49ers Academy and Ravenswood City School District provides a safe, quiet, tech-connected, structured environment where students participate in distance learning.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, November 20, 2020, 6:53 AM

Comments (3)

1 person likes this
Posted by Paly02
a resident of Crescent Park
on Nov 20, 2020 at 10:36 pm

Paly02 is a registered user.

I'm so glad this is happening! Many of the Palo Alto non-profits report that the Digital Divide is stopping people from receiving services, and this is one way to help!!


Like this comment
Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Nov 22, 2020 at 11:15 pm

Anonymous is a registered user.

Parent education would be beneficial service. Clearly some are not prepared to become parents if students require breakfast, lunch and even sometimes dinner from this non-profit (or public school system).


Like this comment
Posted by mp007
a resident of Menlo Park
on Nov 24, 2020 at 11:57 am

mp007 is a registered user.

To "Anonymous" Duveneck/St. Francis,
Yes, parent education would be a beneficial service, AND poverty does not mean one cannot be a loving and responsible parent. Our community benefits when the parents of the children served by this program get support they need, particularly in times as difficult as these in a location as economically polarized as ours.
Think about how much you pay your gardener or house cleaner. Think about how much teachers and medical assistants are paid. Could you live on their wages? How would we manage if people who fill these types of positions could no longer live in our community or within commuting distance of our community? How would you survive COVID-19 if you needed a ventilator and there were no medical assistants who could afford to live in the area? How well can they focus on their jobs knowing their kids may be hungry no matter how many hours they work, all while putting their own health and lives at risk?
While we're at it, let's add to parent education reliable support for job training, affordable housing, food security, and health care. When one suffers, the community suffers. We are better than that.


Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.

Email:


Post a comment

In order to encourage respectful and thoughtful discussion, commenting on stories is available to those who are registered users. If you are already a registered user and the commenting form is not below, you need to log in. If you are not registered, you can do so here.

Please make sure your comments are truthful, on-topic and do not disrespect another poster. Don't be snarky or belittling. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

See our announcement about requiring registration for commenting.


Get the most important local news stories sent straight to your inbox daily.

MoDo Hawaii's wildly popular mochi donuts are coming to the Bay Area
By Elena Kadvany | 1 comment | 4,612 views

Time to tighten up the PA city council meetings
By Diana Diamond | 7 comments | 1,612 views

Our First Year with an Elf on the Shelf
By Cheryl Bac | 3 comments | 1,138 views

"Calling Invisible Women" [and Men] by Jeanne Ray
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 631 views

 

Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund

For the last 26 years, the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund has given away more than $7 million to local nonprofits serving children and families. When you make a donation, every dollar is automatically doubled, and 100% of the funds go directly to local programs. It’s a great way to ensure your charitable donations are working at home.

DONATE HERE