Helping to meet the needs of vulnerable students and families this year
Beginning in late September, students had two sources of support for their learning provided by The Hope Center. First, thanks to a volunteer connection, the Romanian Community of Cleveland donated nine Chromebooks to assist students with virtual learning. Additional Chromebooks were funded by BHITC’s Refugee Emergency Fund, which led to the creation of a drop-in Chromebook Lab, which is open two days a week from 1:00 – 3:00 pm for school-age students.
In the Chromebook Lab, students have access to high speed internet, computers for remote instruction and homework completion and volunteers and staff to support their learning. This provides a huge layer of relief to refugee parents who are working and/or do not yet have the computer skills to assist their children fully at home.
Additionally, tutoring is underway, both remote and in small groups meeting in person. If you’d like more information on how to become a tutor this school year, it’s not too late! Contact Lauren Peticca, Manager, The Hope Center Administration and Education at firstname.lastname@example.org with question or to learn more.