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 […]
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!
Circles of Support is pleased to announce that Danasja Hall has joined our team as a tutor in our distance-learning support team. Danasja is pursuing a B.A. in history at the University of Minnesota. She will be supporting Saint Paul Public Schools distance learners in grades 2 – 8.
We’re proud to announce that Dejra Bishop recently joined the Circles of Support team as a paid tutor, thanks to funding we received from a private donor earlier this month. Dejra is a junior at Concordia University – St. Paul, where she is majoring in psychology. She is vice president of Concordia’s Black Student Union […]
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 […]
Thank you to an anonymous donor for providing desktop computers for two of our clients with school-aged children. As we prepare for distance learning in St. Paul Public Schools, many families face barriers including access to computers and Internet. If you are upgrading to a new computer this fall, please consider donating your older device […]
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 […]
Thank you to an anonymous donor for helping a number of Circles of Support clients purchase bikes and helmets for their school-aged children. With concerns about Covid-19 transmission, biking is a socially distanced way for kids to recreate with their friends while getting some exercise. So grateful for this gift!
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. […]
If you did not receive a 2019 federal income tax refund, have not yet filed your 2019 return, or did not specify a direct-deposit account on your 2019 federal return, this resource allows you to notify the IRS of how you would like to receive your CARES Act stimulus payment.