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Ways to help

The COVID-19 physical distancing restrictions that forced the move mid-semester from in-person to remote learning have had ripple effects on our College of Education community, and many people are looking for ways to help others.

The COVID-19 physical distancing restrictions that forced the move mid-semester from in-person to remote learning have had ripple effects on our College of Education community, and many people are looking for ways to help others.

The most important thing we have been doing is trying our best to stay patient, kind and understanding with ourselves and with each other as we navigate unfamiliar technology to find new ways of doing our learning, teaching and working.

We also understand that many of our students have encountered unexpected financial hardship due to coronavirus precautions and the stay-at-home order enacted by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf.

Penn State alumni and friends interested in alleviating some of that hardship are asked to make a difference by clicking here to make a donation to the Student Care & Advocacy Emergency Fund. All new contributions to the fund will be directed toward students across the Penn State system who, as a byproduct of protective measures against the coronavirus, face challenges related to housing, transportation, access to resources for remote learning and other unforeseen personal difficulties.

Those seeking specifically to support the College of Education are encouraged – gratefully – to make a donation to the College of Education Future Fund, proceeds from which empower Dean Kimberly Lawless to address challenges unique to our students and faculty at this extraordinary time.

Anyone wishing to explore other ways to help through philanthropy are invited to contact Steve Wilson, Director of Development for the College of Education, at stw2@psu.edu.