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, 3:30-4:30 Virtual Facilitated Conversation

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

    October 29th, 3:30-4:30 Virtual Facilitated Conversation

    Click here to access the flyer

    When Four Afternoon Meetings - See Full Schedule Above
    Location Virtual via Zoom

    Jenn Guerrero, English Learner Coordinator

    Kelly Matteri, ELA/HSS/UDL Coordinator

    Local community agencies and organizations

    Cost Free
    Audience K-12 Admin, Teachers, and Community Members.
    Registration closes 09/10/2020
    Registration Elizabeth Arntz, 707.524.2816,
    Questions Jenn Guerrero, (707) 524-2852,

    Online Registration is not available.