“COVID19 has had a devastating impact on the health and wellbeing of families across our communities. Yet, many of the difﬁculties families have experienced throughout the pandemic
are not new. The COVID19 crisis has only brought these issues to the forefront. I have been fortunate to serve as a family and community engagement specialist with BRICK Education Network in Newark since 2019 and have worked with Newark families for nearly a decade. Before the COVID19 crisis, I helped families with food vouchers, ensured a single mom had a bus card to
get to her job interview, or helped a father study for a certiﬁcation exam. When COVID19 hit, I found myself asking, how will the families I serve who were already struggling before the pandemic make it through this?”
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