LEC Response to COVID-19

As we enter a new reality, Latinx Education Collaborative is exploring ways to continue building community with educators and finding innovative ways to support our members. Recent school closures are impacting the well-being of educators across our community, and to that end, the LEC is offering the following resources:

1. LEC Virtual Check-Ins

The LEC knows that our current situation is full of uncertainty and there are more questions than answers. LEC Founder, Edgar Palacios, & Chief Community Officer, Susana Elizarraraz are available to virtually connect with you for one-on-one sessions. Theses check-ins can be about school, students, or anything else on your mind. The LEC is actively communicating with our network of teachers across the nation, and can share other methods of how to cope with this situation. Schedule a 30-minute phone or Zoom video conference:

2. LEC Virtual Care Packages

In response to the unknown challenges many educators will likely face amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, LEC is committed to supporting our teachers, regardless of distance. LEC Virtual Care Packages are small micro-grants of $25 allocated for teacher use at their own discretion. Apply for a care package:

3. Local Resources for Right Now

We know there’s lots of information out there, so LEC is accumulating a comprehensive list of resources for students, parents, and educators, that will be updated daily. We’re also planning on providing Spanish-language resources as they become available.

4. LEC Design Thinking At-Home Curriculum

With a majority of students being at-home and out of the classrooms, LEC is providing online access to our design-thinking experience, “The Pipeline”. This 6 lesson curriculum can be accessed virtually, and is appropriate for students grades 4 through 8. “The Pipeline” is a unique opportunity to teach students about design thinking and promote education as a viable career option.  Lessons will be released individually, starting March 24, 2020. Check our Page for lessons available:

5. LEC Solidarity Segments

In solidarity with social distance recommendations, our social media pages will be dedicated to virtual ways of connecting you to national education thought leaders for your continued personal and professional development. If you don’t already, connect with LEC on: