Idea Stage
Actively Recruiting relief effort for parents and families relief effort for parents and families

Created over 1 year ago
124 Volunteers

About the Project


A free hotline and website with information for families impacted by school closures covering meals, psychological health, education, emergency childcare, financial security, health and wellness. We've brought together a coalition of 40+ in education, mental health, food, venture to build a unified response to the crisis.

How far along is it

We realized Schools Closures was a needed resource last Wednesday, March 11, launched the first iteration of on Thursday and since then have had 50k unique visitors, been featured on Product Hunt, started building a Spanish version of the site and started building 7 parallel projects to meet the needs of families that have called in to our hotline including a nationwide meal finder, free tutoring platform, guide to working at home with kids and central directory for finding educational resources.

Help Needed

Tasks that need to get done

We're getting tons of calls and requests for help across the country and we need help from more volunteers to meet demand, especially in these areas

-Call center: teacher and parents familiar with distance learning
-Tutors for online tutoring
-Writers to add content to website
-Editors for website content
-Data entry for our nationwide meal center (boring, but critical work)
-Visual design
-Full stack developers
-IT consultants to help talk parents through new technology
-Product managers to organize very lean products in response to parent inquiries from idea to launch (we get an idea and launch in 24 hours)
-Volunteer coordinator (anyone experienced with managing a call center)
-Grant writers to raise funds to purchase supplies for students
-Fundraisers with Gofund me experience to launch crowdfunding campaigns
-Generalists who can help with odd tasks and support team leaders
-User research (collect information from volunteers on the hotline and give feedback on team on how to serve families better)
-Partnerships (manage partnerships with coalition members)
-Translators to edit translations made by google translate (Spanish or any language)

Project details

Who is already working on this

Since last Thursday, we have brought together over 100 volunteers including edu experts, content writers, researchers, developers, designers, secular homeschooling families, investors and a number of tech companies to try and take a coordinated approach. We've also recruited volunteer tutors from Stanford and other universities to teach kids remotely. Our collaborators so far include Chatbox, Class Dojo,, Crisis Text Line, Dexter, DonorsChoose, Doordash Khan Academy, Learn Capital, LTSE,, Okta, Outschool, Parent Powered, Prenda, Reach Capital, Resistbot, Revolution Foods, Quickbooks, Salesforce, Shule, Together App and Twilio & the list is growing every day

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