In mid-March 2020 East Bay Center moved all of its instruction to virtual platforms and staff continues to work remotely. All in-person concerts and events have been canceled or postponed.
While the Center remains closed to in-person instruction and events, we are working to sustain continuity of care for the most impacted among our students and families – and in Richmond as a community.
This is what we are doing:
- Training and Instruction: Our 65 faculty and 24 staff are actively and creatively delivering remote activities and instruction for all our current 3,500 local school children and our 500 main site students. As we adapt materials and technology, we are providing content to the local school district population of 32,000 students and 1,300 teachers.
- Basic Needs: We remain focused on meeting our students basic needs, staying in contact, helping to connect needs with resources, providing mental and emotional health support, along with tutoring and academic assistance while schools remain closed.
- Community Partnerships: We are working closely and assisting school district personnel as part of a task force with city, county, and local CBO partners to address the challenges of the schools’ and community’s most vulnerable families.
- Staff are available: All key Center staff members are equipped and set up to work remotely for as long as needed, ensuring that our operations continue uninterrupted.
- The big picture: We are keenly aware of how our community is experiencing increased burdens of economic hardship and stress during the pandemic crisis. The Center is actively joining with local partners to address the challenge of underlying conditions and systemic inequities and we are resolved to get through this together.
Thank you for your support during this time. Throughout this global outbreak, our community’s well-being is our number one concern. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.