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SUPPORT

OUR STUDENTS

In response to virtual learning, the faith community of Columbus and many local partners are coming together to launch Learning Extension Centers (LECs). LECs across our city will provide a safe environment for students to have access to the internet and learning devices to assist them in remote learning, while also providing for social distancing and appropriate safety standards.

50,000+

Columbus City 

Students

80+

Learning Extension Centers

500+

Volunteers

THE WHY

Remote learning heightens the divide and outcomes of poverty and inequality, causing a gap in educational access and engagement across socioeconomic lines. With lack of access to internet, technology, income, parents at home, and infrastructure, more students than ever are not on track for their grade level and will continue in the cycle of poverty.

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WHAT'S BEING DONE

LECs are being designed to host these students and help them continue their education in a safe environment that keeps them on track. We need the entire city to rally together to make this happen.

How You

Can Help

From volunteering, to giving, to hosting a site, there are several ways to get involved.

View a Map of Current LECs

More than 80 LECs have already been set up and are opening to students this fall. View the map to see where you can serve.

© 2020 For Columbus Kids is an initiative of Catalyst for Columbus.