Resources for Our Community

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, our community has been forced to face financial challenges, professional and educational barriers, hate crimes and racism on various fronts. Many of us continue to be underserved and underrepresented, and we need to be here for one another more than ever. That's why we've put together this comprehensive library of resources available to you during this time.

If you know of additional resources you can share with our community, please send them to our Advocacy Director, June Lee, at june@sparks-mag.com.

Professional Experience

Who’s freezing hiring from coronavirus

List of companies freezing hiring (and those that are still hiring) to help job seekers

Florida

Finding opportunities for wellness during COVID-19 pandemic

UF Health provides some tools and techniques to maintain wellness during a time of great uncertainty and unrest.

Florida

Florida Department of Health – Data Surveillance Dashboard

Displays most recent FL COVID statistics

Health & Social

Coronavirus meditation playlist

Free meditation resources

Education

Course Hero Emergency Relief Fund

Relief fund application for college students impacted by the COVID-19 health crisis.

Finances

Free internet from Comcast

Comcast offers free internet to low-income families

Finances

U-haul free storage

U-haul offers free self storage for 30 days

Finances

Rental car waivers from Enterprise

Enterprise reduces age minimum and young driver fee for rentals

Education

Hope Center College Student Guide

COVID-19 resources: healthcare, food, emergency aid, housing, financial consequences, instructional considerations

Professional Experience

How to get a freelance job?

Professional Experience

List of job openings

Professional Experience

Remote work survival kit

Race

How to report hate crime

Multilingual hate crime form run by Asian Americans Advancing Justice

Race

Hate Incident Reporting Toolkit

Information on hate crimes and how to report run by Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA)

Professional Experience

Work From Home Tips from Zoom

Health & Social

Self-care for APIA during COVID-19

Finances

Resources for small business owners

For students with families that own small businesses. Resource is available in multiple translations.

Finances

Mutual aid/resources for undocumented communities

Race

AAJC Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resources to Stand Against Racism

Health & Social

In-language resources about COVID-19

To share important public health info with family/community members who may not be fluent in English

Race

Resources for students regarding COVID-19 related harrassment

How to respond to harassment on the street/when it happens

Health & Social

Staying safe from domestic violence during COVID-19

For students may not feel safe in their current home or living situations

Finances

Coronavirus and Student Loan Forbearance Info

Temporary student loan forbearance until 9/30/20

Florida

Resources for Undocumented Communities

Nationwide and Florida specific resources for undocumented immigrants

Education

Codecademy Pro (Free)

Codecademy is offering free pro accounts to students with .edu emails

Education

Free Resources for Schools & Students

32 paged list of free resources, classes/courses, products, etc. for students and schools

Education

College Info Geek (Youtube)

YT Channel on developing proper productivity methods, study methods, working from home routines, etc.

Health & Social

The Food Anxiety Workshop

Affordable workshop on how to work through food anxiety, stress, thoughts of binge eating and restriction during COVID-19

Health & Social

Favorite Freezer and Pantry Meal Ideas!

freezer and pantry meal ideas + recipes that can be made almost entirely with ingredients found in your pantry or freezer.

Professional Experience

List of domestic and international companies still hiring

A place to connect job seekers with employers amid today's global crisis

Finances

7 Kinds of COVID-19 Relief for College Students

how to get unemployment benefits, federal loans / grants and their impact, etc

Finances

Rent Assistance Programs for Central Florida Counties

Professional Experience

How to get a remote job?

Florida

University of Florida Student Aid Fund

UF emergency student aid

Professional Experience

How to get a remote job?

Health & Social

Stress and Coping Support from the CDC

Health & Social

How College Students Can Prioritize Mental Health During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Florida

Florida Updates on COVID-19

List of Governor DeSantis' executive orders, city/municipality resources and mandates, news & updates

Health & Social

24/7 Crisis Counselor Hotline

Hotline to talk to a Crisis Counselor about anything related to COVID-19, anxiety, emotional abuse, depression, suicide, school, etc.

Finances

How to File for Unemployment

Florida

University of Central Florida’s response and resources for COVID-19

Education

WHO’s real time map of affected areas with statistics of deaths, infected, etc

Florida

City of Orlando’s current updates pertaining to emergency services and more

Florida

Interactive map showing Orlando’s current COVID-19 cases

Education

APIA Health Forum’s multilingual COVID-19 resources

APIA Health Forum has put together a community generated library of COVID-19 resources in different languages, including Chinese, Urdu, Vietnamese, Arabic

Education

CARES Act guide in multiple languages

Asian Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce & Entrepreneurship has a CARES Act guide in 6+ languages to help small business owners understand the SBA PPP and the SBA EIDL loans.