Legal-name: Marguerite Kiefer Education Center
Previous-name: Rising TIDE @ MKEC
Address: 607 E 3rd St
City: Long Beach
Organizational-status: 501(c)(3) nonprofit
Officer: Adele Langworthy, Executive Director
ContactName: Adele Langworthy
Title: Executive Director
GrantPurpose: Rising TIDE is responding to the COVID-19 crisis with a “Fill the Gap” program that is in need of staffing and resources.
Periodoftime: March 16, 2020 – May 3, 2020 (Current Stay-at-Home order)
Audienceserved: unemployed, low income, food insecure, children, youth and families.
Demoofaudience: Infant-early 70s; Hispanic, African-American, Mixed; low income
District: Districts: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7
1. What disaster recovery service have already been provided? : We have provided breakfast foods to last a week on Mondays and lunch foods Monday-Friday beginning March 16th. We have also provided school supplies when requested, as well as art supplies for school projects. In addition, we are providing tutoring resources over the phone, as well as educational opportunities and websites through social media and Google Meet chats.
2. What disaster recovery service will be provided by this grant? Our “Fill the Gap” response to COVID-19 crisis will continue to offer food to families through our food distribution, school supplies to students continuing to work on school work, books from our lending library, and opportunities through Google Meet chats to help youth stay connected and cope with the magnitude of the situation and isolation from their friends and extended support network.
3. What individuals (and/or organizations) will you assist? : We are assisting families of the children and youth who attend Rising TIDE, including staff who have lost hours due to the Stay-at-Home order.
4. What other disaster recovery funds have you received? What amount?: We have yet to receive disaster recovery funds.
5. What other disaster recovery funds have you applied for? We plan on applying for government aid to help with pay for staff that have lost hours because they were unable to work during this crisis due to quarantine and childcare issues soon.