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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.

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

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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!!

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

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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).

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

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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.

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