T.D. Jakes Foundation Weekly Updates – August 24, 2020

August 24, 2020

To help you navigate these uncertain times, we’ve compiled timely news and resources related to small business, education and connectivity. We hope this provides both information and comfort as we continue to weather these challenges.

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The pandemic and protests played a major role in the disruption of corporate culture. In an interview with CNBC “Make It”, President and CEO Hattie Hill offers valuable insight on improving an organization’s diversity, equity and inclusion strategy while driving accountability in the workplace with this three-step process.

Remote Learning Resources 

More than 7 million school children receive special education services in the U.S. As many students, parents and teachers prepare for another year of remote learning, school districts and administrators are being called on to implement specific plans of action for special education students. Read more on the story via NPR.

As back-to-school season approaches, many parents are seeking ways they can support their children through remote learning. The coronavirus pandemic may have turned your living room, kitchen, or even your bed into a classroom. The New York Times shares tips and tricks on setting up a designated remote learning space for children to optimize productivity.

North Texas Resident Resources 

North Texas residents seeking assistance with utility bills, medical prescriptions, laptops, fresh food and more due to the impacts of COVID-19 can find resources in this list of nonprofits courtesy of WFAA.

Over the last decade Amazon was able to produce more than 43,000 jobs and invest $16 billion dollars in communities across Texas. Amazon now plans to add more than 600 new technology and corporate jobs in North Texas through an initiative that will expand their tech hub. Learn more about the currently available tech and corporate roles in the Dallas-Fort Worth area via NBC 5 Dallas Forth-Worth.

Supporting Black-Owned Businesses 

Facebook’s new self-designation tool plans to drive more visibility and revenue to Black and minority-owns businesses. The feature allows for businesses to identify themselves as Black-owned within Facebook’s nearby businesses section. Learn more on the feature via USA Today.

Together, we can and will get through this.

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