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How PwC can provide virtual support to nonprofits, students and educators during COVID-19

At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. One way we do this is by putting our skills to work with nonprofits, students and educators. As we are navigating uncertain times, PwC is providing increased virtual resources and support to the nonprofits serving our communities, as well as students, their families and educators. As this is an unprecedented situation, we are working to understand what the evolving needs of our communities are and how our firm and people can help address those. We will continue to add and update resources on this page to respond to those needs.

Explore below to see how we can work together.

Support for nonprofits

We match PwC professionals with nonprofit organizations to provide virtual support where the organization needs it most. Explore the below options to find the right fit.

Digital Fitness for the World

PwC made its Digital Fitness app publicly available to share with family, friends and the broader community. You can use it to help your organization automate, boost knowledge to help digitally enable your team or operations.

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CARES Act resources

Explore resources that can help small businesses and nonprofits navigate the relief programs available under The Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security (CARES) Act. We will continue to add and update resources on this page as things evolve. 

CARES Act: Resources for Small Businesses and Nonprofits

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PwC’s COVID-19 Navigator

Use PwC’s COVID-19 Navigator tool, free of charge, to help you better understand where your organization is on the path towards preparedness in six areas, including workforce, operations and strategy and brand. You’ll receive a report with insights and recommendations.

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Request a virtual pro bono project or workshop

We are connecting nonprofits with teams of PwC professionals via pro bono projects and challenge diagnostic workshops that can be completed virtually to provide strategic support where you need it most. Complete the request form below and we will be in touch on next steps to further explore the opportunity.

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Invite a PwC professional to serve on your board

Looking for a professional to join your board of directors, junior board or advisory committee? Click below to submit a request. Before submitting,  review the FAQs and helpful tips at the top of the form. Once we receive your request, we will be in touch with next steps.

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Additional nonprofit resources

Below is a list of non-PwC resources we've gathered that may be useful to nonprofits at this time.

  • National Council of Nonprofits provides the latest information and resources that nonprofits can use to prepare and respond to COVID-19.
  • Nonprofit Risk Management Center provides nonprofits guidance for communicating during a crisis, including development of a crisis communications plan, determining who should speak on behalf of the organization, completing a media strategy checklist and more.
  • Risk Alternatives provides information to help nonprofits address risks according to the basic risk cycle - identify, prioritize, respond, and assess and improve. Includes links to authoritative guidance and several other nonprofit resources.
  • TechSoup  - Nonprofit resources for remote working and information sharing solutions, with options that can be implemented relatively quickly, with little to no external IT support needed.
  • Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources  - The SBA will work directly with state Governors to provide targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and nonprofits that have been severely impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.

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Support for students and families

In this uncertain time, we recognize it can be overwhelming to figure out where to begin. What tools and resources to use, how to plan lessons and stay on top of the learning needs of your kids, how to acknowledge the unknown when thinking about future careers. To support students and their families, we curated a directory of K-12 lesson plans and supporting resources needed to keep learning while at home. Explore below to get started.

Creative Computing (grades 4th-8th)

This coding curriculum was created by the Creative Computing Lab at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. It is designed to support familiarity and increase fluency with computational creativity and computational thinking using the Scratch programming language. e.

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Tech and careers lessons (grades 5th-8th)

Created by PwC and Code.org, these lessons help students make connections between technology topics they might be interested in and potential careers. These nine lessons are 45-60 minutes and include facilitator guides, activities and assessments that range from coding to development of apps and web pages. They can be facilitated by teachers through online sessions or set up as activities by parents/guardians with online or offline options.ent.

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Mentoring resources (all grades)

During this uncertain time, it may be comforting for students to virtually connect with a mentor to discuss education and career concerns, as well as receiving tutoring support on core subjects. Through platforms like CareerVillage.org and UPchieve, students can ask questions answered by professionals across the US, including PwC.

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Printable financial literacy lessons (all grades)

Our financial literacy curriculum has printable modules for grades K-12 composed of easy-to-follow lesson plans accompanied by engaging activities.

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Online financial literacy lessons (grades 3-12)

Powered by the PwC Charitable Foundation, the Digital Classroom offers a collection of 20+ free interactive online lessons designed to empower young minds with financial and economic knowledge, for grades 3 through 12

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Free learning resources from some of our collaborators

  • Code.org has at home resources including an Hour of Code, Code Breaks (free, live weekly webcasts sharing a coding challenge) and smartphone apps for kids to learn coding on their phones.
  • The Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) has compiled resources from teaching about the virus to helpful tools for online teaching.
  • Khan Academy has a dedicated COVID-19 page for pre-k to 12th grade students that includes a variety of school subjects, daily schedules, parent quick start guides, practice exercises, instructional videos and learning dashboards.
  • Scholastic has resources for families in English and Spanish. There are 20 days worth of exciting articles and stories, videos, and fun learning challenges for all grade levels.
  • Time for Kids offers a free learning library of grade-specific digital editions of TIME for Kids and Your $ financial literacy magazine geared for grades 1 thru 6th. Turnkey teaching tools, with worksheets and quizzes for families or teachers.
  • The HistoryMakers offers a suite of free educational programming and materials, as well as a unique learning tool in The HistoryMakers Digital Archive that can engage people of all ages and backgrounds, and connect their own experiences with those of the HistoryMaker they are watching or studying.
  • National Women's Museum of History offers a curated searchable collection of lesson plans, biographies, posters and primary sources highlighting the diverse contributions and achievements of women in history.
  • Mind Institute ST Math Program is a web-based visual instructional program for grades K thru 8th that leads to deep conceptual understanding of math. With ST Math, students progress at their own pace and engage with a unique series of animated puzzles. Students use the immediate and informative feedback to adjust their thinking while solving a problem.
  • Smithsonian Learning Lab offers an online Distance Learning Resource Guide which consolidates resources from across the Smithsonian with relevant teaching and enrichment resources, including high tech, low tech and technology free activities. The Guide aligns Smithsonian resources to Washington, D.C., K-8 curriculum and provides recommendations for families as well as self-directed learning by tweens and teens.

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Support for Educators

We recognize that during this unexpected time at home, you are likely frustrated by being unable to complete the lessons planned for your students, or to pivot your entire curriculum to online learning. Below are tools and resources that can help you support you and your students’ needs for continuous learning.

Digital Fitness App for educators

Thanks to the PwC Charitable Foundation, we’ve customized PwC’s Digital Fitness App, used by PwC employees and clients, for teachers. Take the quiz to understand your personal digital fitness, then you'll see educator-specific content to up your digital game. Download and learn more here.

 

 

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PwC resources to support distance learning

Created by our PwC Learning and Development team, these resources support educators with evaluating distance learning tools, ways to adapt lesson plans virtually to keep students engaged and instruction tips to deliver lessons virtually.

Plan and deliver virtual learning
Virtual content and activities
Evaluating virtual classroom tools

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Creative Computing (grades 4th-8th)

This coding curriculum was created by the Creative Computing Lab at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. It is designed to support familiarity and increase fluency with computational creativity and computational thinking using the Scratch programming language.

View more

Tech and careers lessons (grades 5th-8th)

Created by PwC and Code.org, these lessons help students make connections between technology topics they might be interested in and potential careers. These nine lessons are 45-60 minutes and include facilitator guides, activities and assessments that range from coding to development of apps and web pages. They can be facilitated by teachers through online sessions or set up as activities by parents/guardians with online or offline options.

View more

Printable financial literacy lessons (all grades)

Our financial literacy curriculum has printable modules for grades K-12 composed of easy-to-follow lesson plans accompanied by engaging activities.

 

View more

Online financial literacy lessons (grades 3-12)

Powered by the PwC Charitable Foundation, the Digital Classroom includes interactive, online resources with activities designed to build students' financial knowledge.

 

 

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Free resources from some of our collaborators

  • The Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) compiled resources for teachers on COVID-19, from teaching about COVID-19 to helpful tools for online teaching.
  • Scholastic has resources for teachers and administrators in English and Spanish. There are 20 days worth of exciting articles and stories, videos, and fun learning challenges for all grade levels.
  • We are Teachers is a platform that showcases resources for teachers - a "virtual teacher’s lounge" where teachers can find support and encouragement from fellow teachers, great ideas for virtual lessons, and laughs when needed.
  • DonorsChoose has set up Keep Kids Learning , a program designed to support teachers and students during coronavirus. Donations will help teachers from schools serving low-income communities where nearly all students are eligible for free and reduced-price lunch. These teachers will use your donation to send books, basic supplies, and food items directly to students’ homes while schools are closed.
  • Time for Kids is offering their Digital Library for kindergarten to 6th grade for free for the rest of the school year. The Digital Library includes turnkey teaching tools with worksheets and quizzes for teachers or families.
  • The HistoryMakers offers a suite of free educational programming and materials, as well as a unique learning tool in The HistoryMakers Digital Archive that can engage people of all ages and backgrounds, and connect their own experiences with those of the HistoryMaker they are watching or studying.
  • National Women's Museum of History offers a curated searchable collection of lesson plans, biographies, posters and primary sources highlighting the diverse contributions and achievements of women in history.
  • Mind Institute ST Math Program is a web-based visual instructional program for grades K thru 8th that leads to deep conceptual understanding of math. With ST Math, students progress at their own pace and engage with a unique series of animated puzzles. Students use the immediate and informative feedback to adjust their thinking while solving a problem.
  • Smithsonian Learning Lab offers an online Distance Learning Resource Guide which consolidates resources from across the Smithsonian with relevant teaching and enrichment resources, including high tech, low tech and technology free activities. The Guide aligns Smithsonian resources to Washington, D.C., K-8 curriculum and provides recommendations for families as well as self-directed learning by tweens and teens.

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Additional resources and support

The resources below could be helpful for nonprofits, students, families and educators, ranging from food insecurity to healthcare to distance learning.

Food insecurity

  • No Kid Hungry is offering emergency grants to support local school districts and nonprofit organizations in their efforts to ensure kids get the nutritious food they need.
  • #211: Contact your local 211 for information about food pantries or list of food distribution sites.
  • Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option (SSO) sponsors to serve meals in a non-congregate setting and at school sites during school closures related to the coronavirus.
  • Feeding America: established a $2.65M COVID-19 Response Fund to help food banks across the country as they support communities impacted by the pandemic.

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Healthcare

  • Health Insurance resources: A majority of healthcare providers are waving the cost of COVID-19 testing at approved locations in accordance with CDC Guidelines. This website provides details on what different insurance companies are doing to help.
  • State Health Department Resources: This link provides information on State Health Department COVID-19 Resources for Patients and Healthcare Providers for all 50 states.

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Internet connectivity and device access

  • Human i-t - is a nonprofit organization with an online marketplace that focuses on getting IT devices in the hands of people from underserved communities.
  • EveryoneOn is a nonprofit dedicated to creating social and economic opportunity by connecting low-income families to affordable internet service and computers, and delivering digital skills trainings.

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Distance learning and meeting and collaboration

  • FlipGrid is a website that allows teachers to create "grids" to facilitate video discussions. Each grid is like a message board where teachers can pose questions, called "topics," and their students can post video responses that appear in a tiled grid display.
  • The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) is launching the SETDA Coalition for eLearning. The coalition will compile and provide resources on eLearning for state education agencies and school districts at no cost.
  • Loom is a video messaging platform for the workplace and classrooms that is expanding their free plan and discounting their paid plan to help remote workers share video screencasts. If you’re a teacher or a student at a K-12 school, university, or educational institution using Loom for classroom work, you can use Loom Pro for free, forever.
  • Epic is offering free worldwide Remote Student Access to their library of e-books through the end of the school year (June 30th, 2020), by teacher invitation — no credit card required.
  • BombBomb is offering their video tool for free to all teachers. This tool allows you to send pre-recorded video emails to students and parents through a simple, easy-to-use software.

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