The Unafraid Educators Relief Fund for Boston Students & Families is raising money to support families in the Boston Public Schools during the COVID-19 crisis
As the COVID-19 crisis continues, families across our city are feeling the impact of lost jobs and declining incomes. The need is widespread and it is ongoing; this is not a crisis that will go away quickly, and more and more families will be in need of resources as closures and job losses continue. All of the existing resources in place to support families during this crisis are already over capacity. Funds being made available by governments and organizations are receiving far more applicants than they can serve. In addition, many families do not have access to stimulus funds or unemployment benefits due to immigration status or other circumstances.
To help address this crisis in our city, the Unafraid Educators Committee is partnering with Boston Educator’s Justice Alliance (BEJA) to establish a Relief Fund for Boston Students & Families. The fund is available to all families with children in the Boston Public Schools, and it is accessible to all families, regardless of immigration status or eligibility for other benefits. We know that many families look to their school communities for support and that many educators and other school community members are looking for ways to support the families in their community. This fund allows our schools to directly connect families with resources, especially those who may feel hesitant or uncertain about applying for other funds. We greatly appreciate your ongoing support for our school communities.
If you are able, we also hope you will consider donating to and sharing the Unafraid Scholarship that supports undocumented students by investing in their future. Our focus is both on this precarious moment in time, as well as on our future and how we continue to shape it together!