COVID-19 Kid Care Resource Portal

PARTNERSHIP PROFILE

Shared goal(s): Establish or Sustain community learning hubs/pods/academic-childcare collaborative, Support youth during remote/virtual/online school time learning

Description: 

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Tulsa Area United Way and The Opportunity Project partnered to create a citywide online portal of resources, which launched in August 2020. The portal was established in order to provide Tulsans with access to critical resources, including childcare, meals, and educational activities. Through this portal, businesses and community groups are able to share details of support they can offer, such as care sites, food, or other resources. Families and children impacted by COVID-19 are able to use this portal to easily locate and get connected to these vital resources.

Web site: http://covidkidcareresources.tauw.org/find-a-resource-location/

Lead organization partners: Tulsa Area United Way, The Opportunity Project, Tulsa Public Schools

Kinds of organization: Advocacy/Intermediary Non-profit Organization, Community-based Non-profit Organization, School/School District

Participant population: Families, Parents/Caregivers/Guardians, Youth (Ages 5-13 or Grades K-8)

Youth development support targetted: Childcare, Out-of-School Time Academic Enrichment/Extended Learning, Whole Child/Positive Youth Development

Primary funding source: Local Philanthropy, Private Philanthropic Foundation

Document: http://brightspots.forumfyi.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/COVID-Kid-Care-Images-and-Links.pdf

SUPPORT DETAILS: INITIATIVE, PROGRAM, SERVICE

Timeframe: Fall 2020 (Academic Year), Spring 2021 (Academic Year), Winter 2020 (Academic Year)

Location: Oklahoma

Total capacity: Over 1,350 youth

Health and safety: Compliance with State/County/City guidance, Limited room occupancy, Multiple hand washing/sanitizing stations, Physical distancing, Required masks for all--adults and youth--on site, Youth temperature checks

How do you address inequity? 

The Covid-19 Kid Care Resource portal addresses inequity by providing access to free and low-cost childcare programs throughout the Tulsa area. Parents who are not able to take time off of work or work from home have a high-quality and accessible option for their children while schools are operating virtually. The portal also provides access to food and meals for families most vulnerable to hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Contact information: 

Courtney King, The Opportunity Project, cking@theopp.org

OPTIONAL PARTNERSHIP RESOURCES

Common agenda: We are SUSTAINING this element.

Continuous communication: We are SUSTAINING this element.

Backbone support: We are SUSTAINING this element.

Mutually reinforcing activities: We are SUSTAINING this element.

Shared measurement: We are SUSTAINING this element.

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