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Geoffrey Canada and Kwame Owusu-Kesse discuss how the pandemic amplifies and may help address inequalities in education

School closures in response to the pandemic not only raised concerns about students’ ability to receive a quality and consistent education remotely – but also the need for other services schools provided like meals, mental health services, child protective services, and child care. In Christian Science Monitor, HCZ President Geoffrey Canada and HCZ CEO Kwame Owusu-Kesse discuss HCZ’s COVID-19 relief efforts and how the needs of families in the pandemic highlight disparities in communities.

“Everyone is worried that someone is going to go hungry because schools aren’t going to provide free lunch,” says Geoffrey Canada. “America should just stop right there and say, ‘How is it that we have so many students who cannot afford to eat?'”

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