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New research brief addresses the educational struggles of Black children and youth in the era of COVID-19

DOWNLOAD THE BRIEF Authors Noni Gaylord-Harden, Ph.D., Texas A&M University Valerie Adams-Bass, Ph.D., University of Virginia Erin Bogan, Ph.D., American Institutes for Research Lori Francis, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University Judith Scott, Ph.D., Boston University Eleanor Seaton, Ph.D., Arizona State University Joanna Williams, Ph.D., Rutgers University Data on COVID-19 transmission rates show an irrefutable and disturbing […]

How Will We Cope With the Pandemic Fall?

Mental health experts offer advice on how to handle the return to indoor life the cooler weather will bring. By Jeff Wilser, The New York Times COVID-19 has a significant impact on families. With the winter approaching, many people, like Abby Guido (an assistant professor of graphic and interactive design at Temple University), are concerned […]

Without Additional Support, Nearly Four Million Children Younger Than 6 Will Experience Poverty This Fall

By Ilham Dehry, Urban Institute The COVID-19 crisis is taking a huge toll on families’ economic security, particularly for families of color and families with children. Early childhood poverty can shape health and social outcomes for decades, which makes supporting families with young children urgent and critical. Though federal aid earlier in the year provided […]

A second wave of COVID 19? What to expect if you experience disabilities

By Deandra Mouzon, Youth Today The first case of COVID-19 in the United States was reported in January, and since about April scientists and other health experts have been predicting a second wave of the virus in the fall and winter. Now, with cases spiking all over the country, many think it is here. So […]

The pandemic has taken a toll on young adults’ mental health. A new study reveals just how severe it is

By Arianna MacNeill, Boston.com  It may come as no surprise that young adults are experiencing higher rates of depression and other mental health concerns as the COVID-19 pandemic rages forward in the U.S. But just how much higher are these cases compared to the pre-pandemic past? A new report led by Massachusetts General Hospital, and […]

Strive for College Joins with College Board and CommonApp to Provide Virtual Mentoring to Millions of Underserved College Hopefuls

New collaboration will integrate UStrive into student offerings to better support underserved high school students, as the pandemic drives unprecedented interest in virtual mentoring News provided by Strive for College, PR Newswire Strive for College, a nonprofit organization that provides free online mentoring services for college-bound students, announced that they are collaborating with the College […]

Moving Into the Long Term

With some colleges and universities planning to continue online learning into the spring, students are now looking at over a year of learning from home. How will their well-being and academics be affected? By Lilah Burke, Inside Higher Ed As the school semester comes to a close, remote learning remains the recommended option for students. […]

Impacts of COVID-19 on Latinx Youth

By Nathalia Galan Herrera, America’s Promise Alliance Para traducción al español, haga clic aquí. I was supposed to have a graduation ceremony in May to receive a certificate in Web Design—my first certificate in the United States. My mom was proud of me, so I bought a flight for her from Colombia to come to […]

[Webinar] Living United for Racial Equity and Social Justice

Date: Thu, Nov 19, 2020 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM EST United Way has been utilizing partnerships in order to identify issues and implement change in communities for over 125 years. Given the detrimental effects structural racism and COVID-19 has had (and continues to have) on communities across the United States, United Way leaders from […]

Fearing that underrepresented college students are being left behind during COVID pandemic, initiative launched to connect 100,000 students with mentors

Job-searching has become a particularly hard process for many college students due to coronavirus. Because of the current job market, where many existing job and internship offers have been canceled; the presence of college recruiters has been put on hold; and with remote learning in place, many students feel like they have fewer resources and […]