Education Pasadena Community Foundation Scholars Adapt to Online Learning STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, April 10, 2020 | 11:07 am 56 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it PCF Scholars Ramon, Mahely, and Alejandra study at home with new access to online learning.In 2019, PCF launched the PCF Scholars program to support local students (Pasadena Unified School District graduates) pursuing their college education at Pasadena City College (PCC). Last fall, the first group of PCF Scholars enrolled at PCC to begin their education. These eight students, representing all six PUSD high schools, come from low-income backgrounds, and many are the first in their families to attend college.When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, PCC acted quickly to move instruction online. While distance learning is the safest option during this public health emergency, it created new challenges for some of the PCF Scholars, who did not have access to the technology they needed to continue their education.“Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, flexible financial support was built into the design of the PCF Scholars program to address emergency expenses,” said Kate Clavijo, Ed.D., PCF senior program manager. “The PCF Scholars program has made it possible for us to step in and provide these students with the technology and support they need to navigate this transition to online learning.PCC student and PCF Scholar Ramon graduated from CIS Academy in 2019, with plans to study music. He completed his first semester and was adjusting to college life when the COVID-19 pandemic created new obstacles, and he turned to PCF for assistance.“In the past I used to access the internet at the PCC libraries, which are now closed. The PCF Scholars program paid for my laptop and helped me access the free student account for internet at home. My passion and focus is music, and now I can complete my classes in music theory and musicianship this semester. I’m looking forward to going back to campus in the fall.”Mahely, a graduate of Blair High School, and Alejandra, who attended John Muir High School, both shared that they are now balancing their college work with assisting their elementary and middle-school-age relatives with their own online schooling. Alejandra also needed a laptop when her classes moved online, which she quickly got through the PCF Scholars program. Both Mahely and Alejandra are doing well with their classes and adjusting to a new routine of Zoom discussion sessions, online tutoring, and text check-ins with counselors.PCF is in close communication with program partners College Access Plan and PCC Pathways, as well as Ramon, Mahely, Alejandra, and the rest of the Scholars, to meet their academic needs and help them continue their education in the midst of the unprecedented challenges of COVID-19.Please click here to learn more about the PCF Scholars or make a gift to support the program, which provides up to four years of support for each student. HerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Tips To Rejuvenate Winter Dry, Chapped LipsHerbeautyHerbeauty CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Make a comment Community News Subscribe Community News More Cool Stuff STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News
Statewide —The Indiana State Department of Health announced that 568 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 for a total of 6,907 Indiana residents known to have the novel coronavirus. A total of 300 Hoosiers have died to date. To date, 35,040 tests have been reported to ISDH.Marion County had the most new cases, at 202. Other counties with more than 10 new cases were Allen (14), Decatur (10), Hamilton (35), Hendricks (28), Johnson (23), Lake (53), Madison (57), Monroe (10) and St. Joseph (15). The Lake County totals include results from East Chicago and Gary, which have their own health departments.Locally, Decatur County has 118 total positive cases, Franklin County has 66 positive cases, and Ripley County has 79 positive cases.