Despite school closures, we are still serving our kids and taking the appropriate measures to keep everyone safe and healthy. Please donate today to keep these resources available to our homeless youth.
Since April 2nd, our Rapid Response efforts have reached an additional:
Providing them with:
Calling all volunteers! Looking for a fun way to give back from home? Get the whole family involved by putting together snack bags #forthekids
Even easier-shop from our Amazon Smile Charity list at the link in bio, and have snack items delivered right to our door!
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Newport-Mesa Unified School District Deputy Superintendent Mr. Russell Lee-Sung shares how NMUSD plans to address the challenge of reopening schools on August 24th. Check out the Planning Update: 2020-2021 School Year video to learn more.
Updated needs for the kids:
The Covid-19 pandemic is revealing the breadth of education’s digital divide, separating those who have access to the internet from those who don’t. Thanks to your support, PHA has been able to expand our reach to make sure families have equal access to resources their youth need for continued educational success. Read about Distanced Learning effects on our low-income families here.
Team Kid is grateful for our parents who are doing their best to make sure their kids are keeping up with their education. Here are some resources for parents trying to figure online learning. Check it out here. Spanish version here.
We continue to be in awe of our community. You all have made this movement possible. When we all had to stay home, you found the most creative and essential ways to show up (albeit virtually, with protective gear and/or 6 feet apart) for our kids who don’t have a home. Thank you. Read more
This week, in addition to checking in with our current students and their families, Team Kid dropped off essentials to families housed in motel rooms. 27 Chromebooks, 10 Wi-Fi hotspots, 25 perishable food boxes, 50 bags of food, 60 Easter goodie ‘baskets’ from Ikea,14 bags of hygiene items, and 14 art boxes to help youth and families during this time of physical distancing. A special thanks to The Ecology Center, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian, IKEA Costa Mesa, Mariners Church, Sempra Energy Foundation, OC United Way, Project Dignity, and Edwards Lifescience for stepping up with Team Kid.
Learn more about PHA’s Wifi & Technology distribution to our children & youth experiencing homelessness to ensure their access to online learning and resources. OC Register Article
Newport Mesa Unified will follow recommendations and continue with Distance Learning through the 2019/2020 school year and schools will not physically re-open until further notice. Full update here.
Project Hope Alliance has partnered with The Ecology Center to bring fresh produce for our children and families experiencing homelessness.
Insellerate is donating 2% of all new revenue on contracts executed between now and the end of April to help and support Project Hope Alliance’s efforts to reach children who are homeless. Check out their conversation with Jennifer Friend below.
NMUSD Support and Care Resources. Link
Newport-Mesa Provides Free Grab-and-Go Lunches During School Closure. Distribution Locations
PHA is considered essential and we will continue our work with our kids. County Health Officer Press Release
Free student lunches are available for NMUD Students. District Link
Despite school closures, we are still serving our kids and taking the appropriate measure to keep everyone safe and healthy. Day by day FRIENDS.
Team Kid unanimously agreed to keep providing services for our youth experiencing homelessness.
Countywide school closures have been recommended. OC Register Article