NeighborSchools Partner Jessica de Jesus Acevedo cares about the families in her community.
That’s why it was tough when, earlier this year, she and her sister Jennie arrived at the painful decision to temporarily shut down the FCC they own in Cambridge, MA in response to the pandemic.
Luckily, Jessica and Jennie plan to reopen this month. But, sadly, some families they had before can’t return.
Jessica filled some of those open spots by embracing technology. She joined the NeighborSchools Community and found new families online.
But she knows a lot of other FCCs aren’t as lucky—some have closed and others are struggling to fill their spots.
And those families who aren’t returning? They need help too.
Jessica brought this issue to the national spotlight on NPR’s “Its Been a Minute”. Listen to the full episode below.