Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Liberal Studies

First Advisor

Patricia Whang


The focus of this Capstone Project is to determine the ways in which communities and schools can help support students and their families during the current global pandemic. This is an important issue for students and their families because due to differences in socioeconomic status, language, and/or time and availability, not all resources are available to everyone. It is argued that regardless of the presence of any of the factors listed above, all students and their families deserve equitable access to resources, especially in the midst of a global pandemic when resources are not as readily available as they normally would be. Considerations of this issue should include the perspective of employees at the Blueland Community Science Workshop because of their relevant experience in working closely with students and their families in collaboration with schools. After interviewing two employees at Blueland Community Science Workshop, three action options emerged as ways to help increase community collaborations with schools. Establishing schools as community learning centers is argued to be the most effective way to achieve the goals of every student and their families having access to resources.