This is a very challenging time for all of us. We hope this list of resources will be helpful to you and your family. Please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with resources that we missed and have worked for you! CSF will continue to share and update the list over the next few weeks and months.
Also, please remember that CSF’s office is closed for now, but rest assured we are still processing your 2020-21 scholarship applications. If you have not already done so, please complete your application online and upload supporting documents through the application portal or submit supporting documents via email. You can call us with scholarship questions at 212-515-7137.
Meanwhile, please stay safe!
Children’s Scholarship Fund
COVID-19 HEALTH AND SAFETY RESOURCES
Precautions to stop the spread of Covid-19: https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/imm/stop-the-spread-poster.pdf
Symptoms of coronavirus: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html
What to do if you or a family member is sick: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html
MENTAL HEALTH AND STRESS MANAGEMENT RESOURCES
Free Grab and Go meals for all NYC children: https://www.opt-osfns.org/schoolfoodny/meals/default.aspx
NYC Food Bank Info: https://www.foodbanknyc.org/get-help/
Plentiful Food Pantry: https://www.plentifulapp.com/
For children of NYC first responders and other essential workers, including restaurant/takeout workers, delivery people, and residential and commercial building staff: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enrollment-help/regional-enrichment-centers/rec-parent-overview
How to apply for unemployment in New York State: https://www.ny.gov/services/get-unemployment-assistance
Information on applying for unemployment in other states: https://www.careeronestop.org/LocalHelp/UnemploymentBenefits/find-unemployment-benefits.aspx
Information on paid family and medical leave from work: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-employee-paid-leave
Information on checks from the federal government (Economic impact payments): https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/economic-impact-payments-what-you-need-to-know
Two months of free internet for households with students from Spectrum: https://www.spectrum.net/support/internet/coronavirus-internet-offer-students/
A list of other internet providers offering free or discounted internet during the pandemic: https://www.highspeedinternet.com/resources/internet-guide-during-coronavirus-outbreak?fbclid=IwAR3I0fS3OUmbFLb5VAB8zxJF5xlM8ra54G4U508-3VyJwmDqGYgvOqbX77w#no-cost-internet
Free video lessons for all subjects and ages from Khan Academy: https://www.youtube.com/user/khanacademy
Khan Academy Remote Learning Plans: https://khanacademy.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360040167432-How-can-Khan-Academy-be-used-for-remote-learning-during-school-closures-
Wide Open School, an easy-to-navigate website from Common Sense Media with links to many other educational resources for children: https://wideopenschool.org/
Scholastic Lesson Plans and Activities for grades PreK-9: https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html
More Educational Resources: https://www.emersoncollective.com/articles/2020/03/covid19-resources-for-remote-learning/
NYC Library Access:
Manhattan, Bronx, Staten Island (link includes option to sign up for a library card online): https://www.nypl.org/books-music-movies/ebookcentral/simplye
Free Tutoring and GED Prep: https://www.nypl.org/about/remote-resources/kids-and-teens/homework-help-brainfuse
Free Audio Books: https://stories.audible.com/discovery
SUMMER ACTIVITIES (VIRTUAL)
Camp Kinda is a free virtual summer experience designed to keep kids in grades K-8 engaged, curious, and having fun—even if they’re stuck at home. It’s like summer camp… kinda.
Join The New York Public Library this summer for a six-week Virtual Summer Camp program. Every week, kids and students of all ages, and their families, can find a new batch of fun, hands-on activities that promote learning, reading, and creativity—and can all be done from home.
Camp PBS Kids is another source for educational activities for children during the summer.
If your child is into art and drawing, find virtual lessons and activities at the following websites: Whitney Museum, and Brooklyn Children’s Museum. The Met Museum also has a very extensive Art at Home section where you can browse museum exhibits, listen to lectures and performances, and engage in art activities.
For theater fans, check out New Victory Arts Break and TheaterWorksUSA for workshops, plays, and more. Also, it’s worth checking out The Lion King Experience, “an immersive arts education program that introduces students to many aspects of theater-making through the lens of The Lion King.”
FUN AND ENRICHMENT
Virtually Tour Museums, Aquariums, Zoos and Theme Parks: https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/travel/a31784720/best-virtual-tours/
National Geographic for Kids: https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/
Artist Mo Willems is doing live drawing lessons on YouTube every weekday at 1pm. Check out the videos here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v03wtP_dz2E&list=PL14hRqd0PELGbKihHuTqx_pbvCLqGbOkF
Popular children’s book author Dan Gutman is doing live readings on his Facebook page every weekday at 2pm until kids go back to school: https://www.facebook.com/Dan-Gutman-60020139122/
Physical Activities for Kids: https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga
Physical Activities for Adults: https://makeyourbodywork.com/how-to-exercise-at-home/
TRANSLATION TOOLS TO SUPPORT REMOTE LEARNING
Google Translate Extension: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/google-translate/aapbdbdomjkkjkaonfhkkikfgjllcleb?hl=en
- This is a Google Chrome extension you can add to a chrome browser to translate most web pages
Google Translate App: https://translate.google.com/intl/en/about/
- Website with description for both Android and Apple apps
- Now works with ANY app – turn on the option to display over other apps
- Website that allows you to translate any document (pdf or otherwise)
Microsoft Translator Apps: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/translator/apps/
- Can be used with many Microsoft tools
Translation tools in Seesaw (video)