R.O.C.K. Research Report of Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Heightened Racial Injustices

August 11, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic coupled with the heightened focus on racial injustice over the past year and a half has laid bare many of the challenges and inequities in our city and school system.  San Francisco nonprofit Real Options for City Kids (R.O.C.K.) could see first hand the mounting challenges our students and families faced to meet their basic needs, keep up with their academics, and care for their socio-emotional well-being.  As we return to in-person school, R.O.C.K. wanted to take a more systematic look at the needs that have emerged in our Visitacion Valley community so that we, along with our schools and other community partners, can best plan to meet those needs and help our students and families reconnect, repair and regain their love of learning. 

Over the past several months, we conducted extensive research of students, families, teachers, nonprofits, city leaders and other key stakeholders and are excited to release a report summarizing our findings titled “Returning Stronger: Lessons from the Pandemic, and Supporting our Students and Families as In-Person Learning Resumes.”