Communities In Schools of Atlanta Emergency Fund

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, our youth are reeling from school closures and uncertainty about what school will look like this year. Students and their families are feeling the drastic toll that the pandemic is taking on health and economic stability for vulnerable populations. They are wrestling with issues of systemic racial inequities that have been entrenched in our culture for far too long. With all of these disruptions to their education and lives, our interventions are needed now more than ever.

Youth from low-income households are more likely to lack the computers and internet access they need to complete their school work. The digital divide is not a new concept. However, this issue leaped into the foreground last March when schools were forced to close their campuses and shift to virtual learning to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The school closures only added to the difficulties our most vulnerable students face as they struggle to receive a quality education.

As of February 2021, we have served nearly 26,000 families by dispensing over $476,000 in emergency financial support to assist with expenses like rent or mortgage, utilities, food, or medical expenses; distributed over 40,000 meals; delivered over 5,600 school supply sets, masks, and hygiene kits; and so much more. 

While the pandemic continues to impact our community, our programs and services continue without interruption and remain crucial to student success. You can help us continue to make an impact by donating today! 

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Emergency Fund

by Communities In Schools of Atlanta


Communities In Schools of Atlanta Emergency Fund

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, our youth are reeling from school closures and uncertainty about what school will look like this year. Students and their families are feeling the drastic toll that the pandemic is taking on health and economic stability for vulnerable populations. They are wrestling with issues of systemic racial inequities that have been entrenched in our culture for far too long. With all of these disruptions to their education and lives, our interventions are needed now more than ever.

Youth from low-income households are more likely to lack the computers and internet access they need to complete their school work. The digital divide is not a new concept. However, this issue leaped into the foreground last March when schools were forced to close their campuses and shift to virtual learning to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The school closures only added to the difficulties our most vulnerable students face as they struggle to receive a quality education.

As of February 2021, we have served nearly 26,000 families by dispensing over $476,000 in emergency financial support to assist with expenses like rent or mortgage, utilities, food, or medical expenses; distributed over 40,000 meals; delivered over 5,600 school supply sets, masks, and hygiene kits; and so much more. 

While the pandemic continues to impact our community, our programs and services continue without interruption and remain crucial to student success. You can help us continue to make an impact by donating today!