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Connect-in-Place: Startup Disrupts Socializing and Learning During COVID-19

Isaacs, Andrew , and Natàlia Costa i Coromina
Publication date: 7/1/2021, pages 1-11

Two UCB students forced into online classes during COVID-19 realized - due to their volunteer experiences championing educational equality - that younger students (K-12) could suffer social isolation and reduced learning opportunities. So, the undergrads brainstormed how to tackle new educational and emotional challenges pre-college students faced due to pandemic restrictions. Connect-In-Place (CIP) launched in June 2020 fulfilling the mission of building a learning community to ease isolation. In the ongoing pandemic, the founders considered how to sustain CIP: Profit or nonprofit? Could volunteer college students remain committed during full-time school? How to measure CIP’s impact?
 
 



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