For All Students
- Get FREE help in math, science, English, social studies, and homework packets from the LA Public Library. Tutors work online with students 11 a.m.-11 p.m: https://www.lapl.org/onlinetutor
- A FREE three-part multi-subject encyclopedia with portals for elementary, middle, and high school students: https://m.lapl.org/webfeat/britannica.html
- Emphasizing the latest STEM thinking, ScienceFlix provides students with a better understanding of science concepts and ideas through hands-on projects, videos, multiple text types, and so much more: https://m.lapl.org/webfeat/science_flix.html
- NASA @ home provides STEM videos, games, and activities for kid: https://www.nasa.gov/stem
- Learn, craft, and stay entertained with NatGeo Kids!: https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/
- Science videos, entertainment, and activities from the CA Science Center: https://californiasciencecenter.org/stuck-at-home-science
Kids arts and crafts from art museums! With:
- Trusted online resources for educational videos:
Family-friendly crafts and storytelling from the Skirball Museum of Los Angeles: https://www.instagram.com/skirball_la/?hl=en
Nature & Biology
History & Social Studies
Engineering & Coding
30+ museums in Southern California are offering online educational content
Safety and Health
- Kids learn about trees, water, soil, and more with TreePeople!: https://www.treepeople.org/learnathome
- Leaf-Printing with The California Botanic Garden: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=245644770166387
- Indoor activities for kids: https://sbnature.org/visit/sbnature-from-home/indoors/
- Grades 3-7: Learn about the California Condor and what you can do to help protect this spectacular species: https://amarshall477.wixsite.com/condorkids
- A list of resources from the California Naturalist Program: http://calnat.ucanr.edu/distance_ed/
- Nature activities, floral tutorials, and a virtual tour from Descanso Gardens: https://www.descansogardens.org/descansoathome/
- https://explore.org/ hosts hundreds of live cams, videos, and films from all over the world. From eagle nests in the tallest treetops to underwater kelp forests, there's surely something to captivate everyone.
- Learn about nature from home with videos, guides, crafts, and live events from the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles: https://nhmlac.org/connects
- Bring the LA Zoo home to you with activities and videos for kids! https://www.lazoo.org/zootoyou/
- The Aquarium of the Pacific is providing on-demand videos and activities for all ages and a schedule of interactive live programs with our educators, from virtual classroom sessions to Pacific Pals puppets. http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/news/aquariumacademy/
Renters & Homeowners
- Free coronavirus testing! Frontline workers can now get tested without showing any symptoms!: https://lacovidprod.service-now.com/rrs
- There has been an increase in home fires during quarantine. Check out these tips to stay safe!
- “Californians who have lost their employment now have a ready path to healthcare coverage during the COVID-19 crisis either through Medi-Cal or the plans offered via Covered California, thanks to a partnership between Covered California and the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). Effective Friday, March 20, Covered California opened the health insurance exchange to any eligible uninsured individuals who need health care coverage amid the COVID-19 national emergency. In their March 20 press release, Covered California stated, “All medically necessary screening and testing for COVID-19 are free of charge, and all health plans available through Medi-Cal and Covered California offer telehealth options.” DHNC has additionally put new steps in place to insure that those eligible for Medi-Cal can sign up easily, and get covered immediately. Anyone who meets Covered California’s eligibility requirements, which are similar to those in place during the annual open-enrollment period, can sign up for coverage through the extended deadline of June 30, 2020. Learn more and sign up for coverage at https://www.coveredca.com/.”
- Make sure to know your rights during this time! Do not allow yourself to be evicted: https://hcidla2.lacity.org/covid-19-renter-protection
- LA CITY COUNCIL STRENGTHENS RENTER PROTECTIONS
A new city ordinance prohibits landlords from making eviction threats during the COVID-19 pandemic. Landlords are currently prohibited from evicting tenants who are unable to pay rent due to COVID-19. But tenants' rights groups report that landlords are posting eviction notices, and demanding that tenants pay rent using their Federal Stimulus Check. This new ordinance gives tenants a tool to use against landlord harassment.
Landlords that are not in compliance with the ordinance could potentially face lawsuits from tenants, with damages of up to $10,000, or $15,000 for tenants that are elderly or disabled tenants.
For more information on the ordinance, please contact your LA City Council office here or read more here. If you are a tenant or a landlord in the City of Los Angeles, and have questions about your rights during COVID-19, please contact the Housing and Community Investment Department here or call (866) 557-7368.
- Over 200 financial institutions, including Citigroup, JP Morgan Chase, US Bank and Wells Fargo have committed to providing relief for California homeowners and consumers, including: Mortgage payment forbearances of up to 90 days, which will allow you to reduce or delay your monthly mortgage payment, waiving or refunding mortgage-related late fees and other fees including early CD withdrawals, no new foreclosure sales or evictions for 60 days, no credit score changes for accessing relief, and late or missed payments will not be reported to credit reporting agencies. Learn more: https://dbo.ca.gov/2020/03/25/covid19/
THIS IS THE MASTER LIST OF RESOURCES FOR LA COUNTY:
Additional Resources: Updated 06/18/2020
Summer Academy for California Student Leaders
- Social isolation can get tough - but there's good news! The California Department of Aging announced that the Institute on Aging 24 hour Friendship Line is now statewide - older adults and caregivers can talk to someone anytime a day at (888) 670-1360!
- The Los Angeles Department of Aging launched the EMERGENCY SENIOR MEALS RESPONSE program, which will provide 10 meals a week to 7,280 new seniors and also double the number of meals received by 5,000 seniors already enrolled in the Department of Aging’s meal delivery program.The only requirements to participate in this program is to be 60 years or older and live in the City of Los Angeles. For seniors interested in participating, please call 213-263-5226, starting today between 9-5 pm or contact the office of Adrin Nazarian for more information. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf_xMpL5qtG9cjpbTEpWRUaIXmjoms4YpTtDol-Mv8ikHH23A/viewform
Children need to learn so much before kindergarten! First 5 LA is a wonderful, free community resource for helping your children in their first five years that is very Spanish-speaker friendly! "First 5 LA believes that the first five years of life establish the foundation for the future success of our children. We put parents at the center of our work since parents and caregivers are at the heart of a child's development."
Justice for My Sister Collective
is hosting a free 6-week training for youth ages 13-18 in leadership, storytelling, environmental & racial justice, and media literacy. Students will make short podcast episodes about food access, seed sovereignty, urban gardening, and issues regarding climate change. Applications are accepted until Friday, June 19th at 5 pm, and you can apply here.
For adults: Our friends at the Division of Adult and Career Education are launching FREE online digital literacy training. Visit their website here
to learn more and submit an interest form!
Science, Technology, Education, and Math (STEM) Activities for K-5
: The Discovery Cube in BD6 has launched a new FREE interactive educational STEM portal, Discovery Cube Connect!
This platform connects parents and educators to more than 150 high-quality, hands-on STEM activities for grades K-5 that enable experiential science learning at home. All resources have been carefully selected by Discovery Cube’s trained educators to align with grade-level science standards, for ease of use at home, and to provide hands-on learning for children. Check back regularly, as Discovery Cube will continue to add more activities, videos, and multimedia learning experiences over the coming weeks and months that bring science to life across grades. To learn more, watch this video.
The Los Angeles Public Library is providing many online resources
, including homework help, career online high school, digital books, magazines, music, movies, and more for Angelenos to enjoy for free with their Los Angeles Public Library card during this Safer at Home period. Take advantage of one of our best local resources by checking out your library programs.
The San Fernando Valley nonprofit organization, Friends of the Family, is hosting online enrichment classes for the entire family. Classes range from English as a Second Language, to Family Yoga! View the full list and register here.
Resources for Learning Science at Home for Students K-8
: To help educators and families, Amplify has made available some of their top-rated programs to create a series of remote learning experiences that are high-quality, easy to use at home, and free. You can access those resources by clicking here.
Full list of summer programs through both LAUSD and some of our partners: https://achieve.lausd.net/summer2020.
Varsity Tutors offers free virtual summer camp for Students K-12: https://www.varsitytutors.com/virtual-summer-camps.
Free online tutoring: https://www.tutor-together.com/, https://sites.google.com/view/covidnineteenproject/home?authuser=2, https://sophiacscott.wixsite.com/quaranteens-tutoring, https://flypapertutors.org/
Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles offers free Quarantine-friendly activities for all girls: https://www.girlscoutsla.org/en/girl-scouts-at-home.html
Art sessions via zoom. GSGLA for a four-week virtual program for girls 5-10 years old. Girls do not need to be a member to join the fun!
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