News & Events

COVID-19 Resources for Students and Families

The below collection of links and resources is designed to provide additional options for students and families in search of more guidance or particular areas of assistance. Do you know of a resource that would be great to add to this list? E-mail us at

For the most up-to-date information on the status of our facility and programs,
please click here


Back-to-School Resources

Durham Public Schools' Guide to Online Learning
English -
Spanish -

Video with digital access info for students:

DPS Learning Centers for families who need a place for their children to participate in online learning:

North Carolina Child Care Hotline to help families find child care programs that are open and meeting NCDHHS health and safety guidelines. Parents and caregivers can call (888) 600-1685 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Care options are available in licensed child care facilities for children from infants through age 12.

Food Resources


Access food for children via text: 
Parents who need food assistance for their children can text FOODNC to 877-877 to locate nearby free meal sites. The texting service is also available in Spanish by texting COMIDA to 877-877.

Food Banks
Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC Searchable Database

End Hunger Durham
End Hunger Durham has launched a free app to help Durham residents find food resources. Download this app via your app store by searching Durham Food Resources. For more information on the app, click here

Durham Neighbors Free Lunch Initiative
The Durham Neighbors Free Lunch Initiative is providing contact-less free meals, Monday-Friday, through local restaurant Geer Street Garden.  For more information visit


Financial & Emergency Assistance

Durham County Social Services
Provides an array of emergency supports, including assistance with rent, utilities, and food. Schedule an appointment to begin the process.

Salvation Army of Durham
Provides emergency financial and food assistance. 

Durham Congregations in Action
Database of agencies and organizations in Durham that offer various forms of financial assistance.

For information on the temporary halt of evictions, please click here to access in English and click here to access in Spanish. This document also has declaration language in English and Spanish that can be presented to a landlord if facing eviction.

Job Opportunity Information Sessions -- October 2020
English Flyer   |   Spanish Flyer


Durham Public Schools Information on Instruction

Visit this link for official Durham Public Schools information on instruction.


Duke Office of Durham & Community Affairs

Compiled by the Duke Office of Durham & Community Affairs, this link houses a comprehensive list of supports and resources in the areas of basic needs, support for students & parents, and business/arts supports.


Learning Resources for Students and Families

Follow these instructions to learn how to make YouTube videos accessible in Spanish. You'll want to turn on the closed captioning and then choose 'translate' to make the captions accessible.

Common Sense Media has a helpful resources available in Spanish that cover how to use Zoom and how to navigate Google Classroom.  

Khan Academy

Scholastic Learn from Home initiative

Education companies offering free subscriptions during the crisis

Trip Around the World Virtual Escape Room
Designed for 3rd-8th graders, this fun Trip Around the World Virtual Escape Room activity will engage students' math and geography skills. Our Pioneer Scholars students can earn pillar points for completing this, but it's also available for anyone to use. Check back for a new escape room each week!  
Week One
Week Two
Week Three
Week Four
Week Five 
Week Six
Week Seven


Internet Connectivity Options

Free broadband and wi-fi for 60 days, including installation, for K-12 households. To sign up, call (844) 488-8395

Internet access for qualifying limited income households at $10 a month through Access from AT&T program (available to SNAP participants).

Customers with metered data plans will receive unlimited data per month for 60 days (a minimum of two bill cycles) at no extra cost, and Sprint will provide customers with an additional 20GB of mobile hotspot data per month for 60 days (a minimum of two bill cycles) at no extra cost. Customers with mobile hotspot-capable handsets who don’t have mobile hotspot today will now get 20GB as well per month for 60 days (a minimum of two bill cycles) at no extra cost.


Support for College Students

US Dept of Education
Academic and financial considerations.

Resources for Homeless Youth
Comprehensive resource guide covering basic needs, mental health, and learning resources.

Minorities to Majorities
Comprehensive database of resources for transportation, financial assistance, internet resources, and free educational resources.


COVID-19 General Information 

CDC fact sheet in English

CDC fact sheet Spanish

NC Dept. of Health & Human Services printable fact sheets in English, Spanish, and simplified Chinese covering COVID-19 facts, what to do if you’re sick, symptoms, hand washing, and more.

  • Check My Symptoms (Comprobar Mis Síntomas) (, a public website that allows people to enter their symptoms to determine if they should consider getting tested for COVID-19. If a test is recommended, they will receive a link to a list of nearby testing sites via email or text.

  • Find My Testing Place (, a public website that allows people to enter their county or ZIP code and access a list of nearby testing site locations online. 

    MAS INFORMACIÓN.  Quiero comunicarle que el enlace para “testing place” está solamente en inglés.  Para español, se puede usar GOOGLE CHROME—seleccionar el lenguaje para verlo en español.  Sepan que esa traducción es de su sistema y no del departamento.  Tambiéní, no veo el SPANISH IN THE YELLOW BOX cuando uso “ Explorer” u otro buscador de internet/web mencionado.

Back to News & Events

904 W. Chapel Hill St., Durham, NC 27701, 919-680-0308, and
Copyright © 2020 The Emily K Center. All Rights Reserved. Site designed and hosted by WORX.