- AnDee Solis
National Nonprofit Day - Hat's Off to the East Bay BACR Expanded Learning Team
Updated: Aug 17, 2021
Today is National Nonprofit Day. It is a day to recognize the positive impact that nonprofit organizations have on local communities and around the world. In the East Bay we were determined to focus on what "could" be done, during what was the hardest school year we had ever faced. In the Fall, it was evident that many of our most vulnerable students and families were not in their "virtual" classrooms, experiencing food scarcity and in desperate need of supplies. Expanded Learning teams sprung into action and immediately began to do wellness checks, home visits, help with school site food distributions, and offer other resource assistance. Where we could be of service, we were.
A major highlight was In September of 2020 when we would open our first two learning Hubs in West & East Oakland. At the time, we were not allowed on school sites and instead worked out of recreation centers. During these first months our staff would reconnect with families and students who had been off the radar since March.
From the beginning it was clear these Hubs would honor our commitment to serving and promoting the healthy development of individuals, families and the communities we serve. Thoughtful planning and collaboration created a safe and enga