As we continue to navigate the reality of COVID-19 and how it effects all areas of life, Latinx Education Collaborative is exploring ways to continue building community with educators and finding innovative ways to support our members. The unknowns of school closures, re-openings, vaccinations and the 2021 school year all impact the well-being of educators across our community, and to that end, the LEC is committed to continue to offer the resources below.


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. These 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


2020 was the year of the COVID pandemic. What they LEC saw was something that didn’t surprise us – teachers working relentlessly to ensure students continued to receive a quality education filled with love. The LEC appreciates you & thanks you for the hard work you did this year. That is why we are rolling out a new round of LEC Virtual Care Packages. These small micro-grants of $25 allocated for teacher use at their own discretion.

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.


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 developed in partnership with "Below the Fold", it 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. The six lesson curriculum presents a perfect remote learning or at-home learning experience.


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 our social media pages!