Our Covid-19 Response
Steps We Took For Safety
The Prospect Hill Community Foundation cancelled the annual fundraising event set to take place in May 2020 due to Covid-19. Without this annual event, it will be a challenge to secure the necessary funding to open our doors when advisable. Please consider making a contribution so we may support the children and families of Prospect Hill Terrace get back on track with educational gaps while providing a safe space for friends and peers to gather. We are thinking creatively about how to support the community during this difficult time.
In April 2020 as a part of an effort to continue to provide mentorship and academic support, our students received brand-new craft kits and personalized letters from college buddies. This was thanks to the leadership and time of some outstanding local college students we are lucky to call volunteers of our center, partnered with our dedicated after-school director.
In July of 2020, every residence at Prospect Hill Terrace received a hygiene kit compiled of $50+ worth of household items. This was made possible thanks to a grant from Metrowest Foundation.
In February of 2021, all K-8 youth and their families received a back-to-school kit to support students who would be moving back to a hybrid or full in-person education program. This was made possible thanks to a grant from DCU for Kids.
From September 2020 to May 2021, we offered a free virtual after-school program for K-8 students to "drop in" and see college buddies and get homework support. Due to low attendance (parents suggest zoom fatigue), we began recording activities and "read alouds" from these sessions and posting them on our new Instagram - a way for us to try and meet youth and families where they are for more robust communication during a challenging time to reach many. Youth and families can access these sessions asynchronously at their leisure.
We are thrilled to welcome youth back to an in-person after-school program this fall with robust safety precautions in place.