Recently, the San Antonio City Council approved a $191 million package designed to lessen the economic fallout from COVID-19 and tackle our city’s deep-rooted systemic poverty. As part of this package, the City Council allocated $27.3 million to provide broadband internet access to households, primarily in hopes of narrowing the homework gap. The move to virtual schooling during COVID-19 has shed light on our city’s sharp digital divide, as well
Today, more than 50% of America’s Hispanic population is composed of younger generations whose imminent financial wellbeing puts them at a greater disadvantage in preparing for retirement. Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, health and wealth disparities were exacerbated for communities of color, especially for Young Millennials and Gen Zers who face employment insecurity and hardship due to the economic downturn.