OUR COVID-19 RESPONSE

Right now-every minute of every day is out-of-school time and the need for Dallas Afterschool is profound.

Mobilizing Community Resources

The impact of COVID-19 has left many students without vital food and learning technology resources. We are actively connecting our programs and families with the resources they need to get through this difficult time. 

Offering Virtual Tutoring 

Struggling parents have a new option for homework help with Virtual Tutoring, which allows them to hire a trained afterschool educator. This is a fee-based service, which goes directly to the tutor. 

For more information, email:  tutoring@dallasafterschool.org.

Leading the Afterschool Community

Hosting bi-weekly virtual roundtable discussions allows the afterschool community to express their greatest needs and challenges. We offer thought leadership, practical solutions, information dissemination, and support. To better assist the out-of-school time community, we are also offering a series of free training courses

To sign up for our virtual roundtables or to inquire about free trainings, email: mmurat@dallasafterschool.org.

Supporting Medical Personnel, First Responders, and Essential Workers

We are actively participating in the Dallas County Taskforce working on solutions for families on the front lines fighting this disease. We are matching laid-off afterschool workers (who are trained and background checked) with employment opportunities at centers and in-home sites that are operating under the essential services provision.

 

Developing Trauma-Informed Care Resources and Tools

Potentially losing loved ones to coronavirus along with forced social distancing can be stressful. Students will need trauma-informed care and social emotional learning tools to reclaim their joy once this period is over. Dallas Afterschool is developing these tools for our students and partner programs.

Providing Online and On-Demand Training for Afterschool Educators

Our DAS360° platform continues to offer our partners a virtual way to access quality information, professional development, and activities for children. It also provides access to the classes needed to meet licensing and funding requirements. For a sneak peak, check out this video.

DAS360° is available to current Dallas Afterschool partners. For access or to learn about how to become a program partner, email: mmurat@dallasafterschool.org.