Resources

Below, you will find dozens of resources for our students and families. This page will be updated regularly as more resources become available. 

Basic Needs 

NOLA Business Alliance - relief fund to meet the needs of gig economy workers who have been directly impacted via loss of income

United Way - Assistance for food, mental health, basic needs,  utilities, etc

USA Gov - help with paying bills

Connectivity

Free or Reduced-price Internet Service: Several Internet providers are offering free or reduced-price internet service:

 COX Free “Connect2Compete” WIFI for 30 days including premium remote desktop support.

Charter Communications – free WiFi for 60 days for K-12 households who are not current subscribers. 

AT&T – reduced price ($5 or $10 per month) internet access for limited-income households. 

T-Mobile - T-Mobile announced that it would provide unlimited smartphone data to all current subscribers and increase the data allowance to schools and students using their digital learning programs.

Sprint -unlimited data for 60 days, hotspot access, free international calling

Education

Jumpstart - Readily available educational resources for parents, teachers, and students make the process of learning and teaching a lot easier and more fun for everyone.

MathGames - A fantastic resource for practicing Common Core math skills

Met KidsExplore the Metropolitan Museum of Art - interactive learning experience

National Education Association - Sign Up for Q4KIDZ. Spark engaging conversations with your kids through free, daily questions sent to you by text.

New Orleans Public Library - Online Resources

New Orleans Public Library - Online Kids Resources

New York Times - the Learning Network - Looking for ideas for remote learning? Each week The Learning Network offers a dozen new ways for students to practice reading, writing and thinking using Times journalism — all free.

Open Culture -This collection provides a list of free educational resources for K-12 students (kindergarten through high school students) and their parents and teachers.

PBSFree videos, projects, classes for students by grade and by topic

Scholastic-   Learning experiences by grade level, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video

Scratch - With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations

Travel and LeisureThese 12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take on Your Couch 

U.S. Department of Education - Parent Resources

We are Teachers - Free Online Learning Resources for Teaching Your Students Virtually by Elementary, Middle, High School

Food

NOLA Public Schools Community Feeding Sites - Over 20 school sites offering free grab and go breakfast and lunch

Second Harvest - Call toll-free Monday- through Friday, 8am to 7pm: 1-855-392-9338 

NOLA Tree Project Meal Distribution - Mon to Fri from 3-5pm: distributing free hot meals from Second Harvest. Pick Up at 1509 Filmore Ave or if you are an elderly resident or homebound and in need delivery, please contact Connie Udo at connie@nolatreeproject.org.

Total Community Action Inc.- Food Pantry located at 4518 Thalia Street, will offer supplemental food assistance to families daily between the hours of 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m, beginning Tuesday, March 3/17

Mental Health 

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline -This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

NAMI Helpline - Crisis Text Line is open 24/7 - text NAMI to 741741

Crisis Text Line - Text SUPPORT to 741-741. Every texter is connected with a Crisis Counselor, a real-life human being trained to bring texters from a hot moment to a cool calm through active listening and collaborative problem-solving. All of Crisis Text Line's Crisis Counselors are volunteers, donating their time to helping people in crisis.

Lifeline Crisis Chat - Lifeline Crisis Chat is a service of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline in partnership with CONTACT USA. Chat specialists are available to listen and support you through whatever difficult times you may be facing.

Teenline -Text "TEEN" to 839863 Peer counselors are available from 6:00PM TO 9:00PM PACIFIC TIME

Children & Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder - 1-800-233-4050

National Center for Learning Disabilities -1-888-575-7373

Mental Health America - (800) 969-6642

 Other Resources

Louisiana Public Charter Schools Resources - Resources for schools and families

General Updates 

For updates locally, please visit ready.nola.gov or call 311.
For updates on the state’s response to the coronavirus situation, visit ldh.la.gov/Coronavirus/
For updates from New Orleans Public Schools, click here.

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