Local: Supporting Working Families Through Education

When the coronavirus pandemic struck the United States in early 2020, nonessential businesses began shutting their doors, grocery stores started accumulating long lines and schools were forced to transition to virtual learning. For essential workers, having school-age children meant needing to be “essential” in two places at once: at home supporting e-learning and at work, serving anxious, frightened customers. First Presbyterian Church of Dallas, alongside the Day School it founded, saw the need, together. Since a person can only be in one place at a time, they would make a place — a safe place — in which their children could continue to learn, even during a global pandemic.