Imagine a stone falling into a still pond and the ripples that form on the pond’s surface lasting long after it hits. That stone is the COVID-19 pandemic and it’s been dropped into the center of community and student populations that comprise our most vulnerable. The shutdown of schools and disconnect from what is, in some instances, a sustaining connection to necessary supports, has been a massive disruptor in the lives of those who can least absorb the impact. Add to it business closures and unemployment, and a tenuous situation becomes dire.
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