COVID-19 Crisis Resources

Help with Technology

  • Free tutoring via video call from Oakland library staff - click here

  • Volunteer as a tutor or get help as a student online at LearnInShelter.org - click here


  • Piedmont High School students offering free tutoring online - click here

  • Free Comcast/Xfinity for low-income families - supposedly they have improved access after many complaints - please let me know your experience: click here for the free 60 day offer


  • Sonic Broadband Internet 90-day free offer - click here to apply


  • Internet from AT&T $10/month - click here or call (855) 220-5211.

  • Internet from Human-i-t at $15/month - click here or call (888) 519-4724


  • Oakland Tech Exchange: provides free or very low-cost computers for families of Oakland students - click here or call (510) 866-2260

 

Oakland Educators Live Broadcasts

  • Story Time with Mr. Limata from Emerson Elementary: weekdays at 10:30 am live - click here

  • Live story times with Oakland school librarians - click here

  • Student dance time with Emerson Elementary teachers: Wednesdays at 1 pm live - click here

 

Favorite Links for Younger Students

  • #CreateAtHome - Arts and Music Education Online - click here

  • Oakland Museum At Home activities - click here

  • Free Kid Lit live author readings (times are two hours ahead of Oakland) - click here for a schedule, updated daily!

  • 25 joyful activities for little ones stuck indoors - click here

  • Monterey Bay Aquarium webcams (all ages!) - click here

  • UC Berkeley Peregrine falcon baby triplets (Campanile nest) webcam - click here

  • OUSD Resource List - click here



    Favorite Links for Older Students

  • Map the Bay 2020 map-making contest (deadline May 1st) - click here

  • YouthBeat online classes from Oakland's KDOL (Photography, Photoshop, Screenwriting, Poetry, Adobe Premiere, and much more) - click here

  • My son's favorite is this free video of the Broadway musical Newsies - click here



Survival Resources

  • Oakland School Nutrition "Grab and Go" sites - click here for the locations and times

  • Alameda County Food Bank - click here or call (510) 635-3663 to find where to get free food

  • PG&E Energy Savings Assistance Program - click here or call (866) 743-2243 to apply

  • Pandemic Unemployment Assistance: click here

  • Legal Aid At Work fact sheet for pandemic-related issues: click here

  • California Lifeline phone service for low-income families: click here for information or call (866) 272-0349

  • Oakland Sick Leave law: click here for more information



Where to Donate

  • Oakland Ed Fund Rapid Response Fund - click here to donate - contact your school's principal to apply for funds; information about how the funds are distributed is available here


  • OUSD Stimulus Pledge for undocumented families - click here to donate


  • Emerson Elementary GoFundMe to support their school library - click here to donate

 

 

 

 


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