Message from our Executive Director
We find ourselves in strange and unsettling times. Our annual fundraiser, Perfect Pairings, held barely a month ago, seems but a distant memory given all that has happened since.
And yet, Perfect Pairings 2020 was our most successful yet! We are so grateful for the overwhelming support from our community of donors, funders, tutors, educators, and friends of HCT, who continue to help us achieve new heights – reach more children, touch more families, and build a stronger community.
We are now just past the second week of school closures and Distance Learning in San Carlos and Redwood City School Districts. The incredible and dedicated administrators and educators in these districts pivoted quickly from in-class teaching to at-home learning.
At HCT, we’re working on adjusting our model to be able to support students using a remote tutoring model. We are working with districts to determine how we can best support the students in our program without adding additional burden to educator workload, which remains high as they refine and develop their distance learning capabilities.
We’re also mindful of the high level of anxiety in both students and our volunteers around the coronavirus and the ongoing impact to daily life.
Services like ours have never been more necessary. We know that our tutors are sometimes teachers and sometimes a sympathetic ear for students in our program. Now, more than ever, students need the well rounded support our organization and tutors strive to provide.
We are so appreciative of the support we continue to receive from so many of you.
Wishing you and your family good health.