Sonoma County Office of Education

The CARE Collective: Culturally-Sustaining And Responsive Engagement During COVID-19

Latinx children and families in Sonoma County are deeply and disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, as are black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) across our nation and world. The CARE Collective connects educators and community organizations via virtual panels and facilitated conversations, and provides an opportunity to learn about culturally-sustaining and responsive resources for serving students and families during the COVID-19 pandemic. The CARE Collective will specifically focus on building and sharing knowledge related to supporting students and families in the three following areas: physical safety, emotional connection, and academic learning.

The CARE Collective will share and build knowledge related to how to support students and families in three key interrelated areas:

  • Physical Safety- COVID-19 prevention and treatment, food security, safe housing, domestic abuse prevention, and support, and other related matters.
  • Emotional Connection- mental health resources for children and adults, nurturing authentic relationships between students, families, and educators, and other related matters.
  • Academic Learning- access to instructional technology and resources, teaching and learning strategies, English language development, and other related matters.
  • Schedule for Virtual Convenings

    September 17th, 3:30-4:30 Virtual Panel

    September 25th, time TBD Virtual Facilitated Conversation

    October 22nd, 3:30-4:30 Virtual Panel

    October 29th, time TBD Virtual Facilitated Conversation

    October 22, 2020 Chat from CARE Collective Virtual Panel (docx)

    Virtual Panel Videos and Resources

    October 22, 2020

    Panelists - October 22, 2020


    Oscar Chavez Oscar Chavez
    Assistant Director of Human Services for the County of Sonoma

    Panel Members

    Betzy Chave Betzy Chavez
    Educational Specialist, Hanna Institute

    Nicole Lim Nicole Lim, J.D. (Pomo)
    Executive Director, California Indian Museum and Cultural Center

    Amena Jones Amena Jones
    Student, Santa Rosa City Schools

    Isabel QuíñonezIsabel Quíñonez
    Instructional Program Specialist, Migrant Education

    Jannet VigilJannet Vigil
    EL Instructional Assistant & Program Coordinator, Twin Hills School District

    September 17, 2020

    Panelists - September 17, 2020


    Oscar Chavez Oscar Chavez
    Assistant Director of Human Services for the County of Sonoma

    Panel Members

    Montserrat Archila Montserrat Archila
    School Based Behavioral Health Lead, St. Joseph Health

    Manpreet Bath Manpreet Bath, M.A.
    Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #108509
    SOS Community Counseling

    Daniela Dominguez Daniela Domínguez, Psy.D.(she/her/hers/ella)
    Assistant Professor at the University of San Francisco and Director at On the Margins, LLC

    Adrian JuarezAdrián Juárez Cruz
    Parent, ELAC member, DELAC member, School Site Council member Santa Rosa City Schools

    Omar LopezOmar Lopez
    Santa Rosa City Schools Student Board Member


    Click here to access a Google Drive with resources related to the CARE Collective


    Questions may be directed to:

    • Jenn Guerrero, Specialist - Multilingual Learner
      (707) 524-2852,
    • Kelly Matteri, Program Coordinator - Universal Design for Learning (UDL) & Instructional Equity
      (707) 524-2928,