Episode 39: The Impact of COVID-19 on Latino Families (ft. Lorena Lopera)

Apr 29, 2020 12:00:00 AM

In this episode, you'll hear from Lorena Lopera about why Latino communities are among the hardest hit by COVID-19 and about the steps that need to be taken to ensure that students in those communities receive the educational support they need.

Lorena Lopera is the Massachusetts Executive Director at Latinos for Education.

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[spp-tweet tweet="The latino community is hurting right now. Many have lost jobs because of restaurants being closed down. Many are still working still because they are essential employees. What this means for the students is a really complex question.” – Lorena Lopera"]

Episode Details:

  • Why Latinos are among the hardest hit by COVID-19
  • How school districts can better support Latino students
  • Educational resources for Latino families
  • How COVID-19 will impact first-generation college students
  • How Latinos for Education is supporting students during COVID-19

Links Mentioned:

[spp-tweet tweet="“I want to continue to put pressure on all of us advocates and educators to think about the supports that our young people need in order to withstand the current circumstances and not get completely knocked down by the what-ifs.” – Lorena Lopera"]

Tags: COVID-19

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