Pandemic Times program
On March 11th 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) designated the Coronavirus (COVID19) a ‘pandemic.’ As of March 23rd, over 1,038,490 cases have been reported in the United States, with 46,482 of those cases listed in California. Testing in the US has been minimal, leading health officials to estimate that those numbers are much higher. Currently over 6 million (97%) students have been affected across the state of California. As the impact continues to spread, already vulnerable low-income communities in urban environments such as the Bay area will face increased risks as resources will continue to be stretched beyond capacity.
We are responding with a series of videos, webinars, panels and live stream to boost our communal physical, emotional, and mental resilience. All of our classes for youth are offered for free with adult workshops offered on a donation basis and no one turned away for lack of funds.
Online Youth Classes
with Ms. Le
(4th / 5th grade)
Youth will all start out with seed starter kits and will learn to grow seeds and seedlings indoors until they can transplant them outside. Along the way, students will engage in social emotional learning, grow food security, and build community
with Mr. Jomar
Youth will be gardening to explore some things about the world around us like: what can we borrow from nature (plants and animals), what is "healthy?" and how can we garden using things around the house. Another part of the class is to think about gardening as a way to take care of self, family and environment.
Environmental Science with
Join seasoned educator Marylin Zuniga for a DIY environmental science class from the comfort of your own home. This class incorporates mindfulness and socio-emotional learning. This class is geared for 3rd / 4th graders.
Join herbalist Phoenix Armenta on a journey to learn about plants, their uses, and you can use them in creative projects. There are two classes in this series. One is geared toward middle and high School and the other is for 3rd / 4th graders.