Michael Olive joins Circles of Support

Michael Olive joined Circles of Support as a tutor in November 2020 and has been an excellent match for our distance learners. His patience, empathy, and lived experience of struggling with traditional school settings give him a unique perspective, helping him relate to our students who are struggling with distance learning during Covid. “A bit […]

Tutoring program expands with donated office space

Circles of Support’s tutoring program for SPPS distance-learning students has expanded due to the generous in-kind donation of additional office space. A big thank-you to family-law and estate-planning attorney Lori at Lukasik Law, LLC for her generosity. Our tutors and students are looking forward to expanded space for learning this upcoming week!

Tutors needed to help with distance learning

Circles of Support recently received a generous donation to fund hourly tutors to assist two of our clients’ school-aged children with distance learning. Hours are flexible and we have a private, Covid-precaution-friendly space with high-speed Internet for the tutor and students to use. The students are in 4th and 6th grade and need help with […]

Small business assistance

Many of our local small businesses were ordered to shut down during the early weeks and months of the pandemic. This economic hardship hit women- and POCI-owned businesses especially hard. Financial supports are available, but the early guidance about the Payroll Protection Program and expanded unemployment benefits available under the CARES Act left some self-employed […]

Public School Meal Service During the Pandemic

During the Covid-19 pandemic, Saint Paul Public Schools and many other public school districts have continued to provide meals, books and other essentials to low-income families by converting school bus routes into meal- and book-delivery units. However, many at-risk families face mobility and scheduling issues that prevent them from taking advantage of weekly bus-stop deliveries. […]