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Chabot College raises nearly $200,000 to help students affected by COVID-19
Posted by East Bay Times on June 1, 2020

Community college students in Hayward most impacted by the coronavirus pandemic have received $93,000 in direct aid and 200 Chromebooks since April 1, with close to another $100,000 in donations to be distributed in advance of the fall semester.

The Friends of Chabot College established its COVID-19 Emergency Student Aid Appeal to assist with distance learning and to help those struggling to pay for basic needs, including food and rent.

“A lot of our students use our library to access wi-fi and expressed concerns that they didn’t know how to continue their courses without wi-fi or a laptop,” said Yvonne Wu Craig, executive director of institutional advancement at Chabot. “We are working to fill that gap and ensure our students have the resources to succeed and reach their educational goals in this ever-changing environment.”

The funds will continue to be allocated to undocumented, international and other enrolled Chabot students who are ineligible for CARES Act aid.

Major donors to the aid include the Stupski Foundation ($150,000), United Way Bay Area ($20,000), Fremont Bank ($5,000) and the Foundation for CA Community Colleges First Response Healthcare Student Support ($4,545)

To support the Friends of Chabot College Emergency Student Aid Appeal, visit the Friends of Chabot College website.

View original article at East Bay Times