The COVID-19 pandemic disproportionately impacted low-income students in Los Angeles.
They need our support to fully recover and thrive post-pandemic.
The L.A. Education Recovery Fund, an initiative of Great Public Schools Now, directs resources to the most vulnerable children to help them overcome the unprecedented educational, mental health and social impacts of the pandemic.
LAUSD’s year-long school closures had a catastrophic impact on students from low-income communities. Without in-person instruction, reliable internet, interaction with peers or access to enrichment, these children lost months of learning. Prolonged isolation, food and financial insecurity, and exposure to illness and death created a parallel mental health crisis.
If we don’t prioritize getting our children the services they need to recover and thrive, there will be life-long consequences.
This fall, the Recovery Fund is focused on supporting nonprofits that serve the most highly-impacted groups of children from low-income communities including children in foster care, those that are unhoused, children with special needs, and English language learners.