CROC Community Update

Week of 11/2/20 - 11/9/20

Cast your vote on Tuesday, November 3, 7:00am to 7:00pm! No school for AISD students.

- Polling locations in North/Northeast Austin: Navarro Early College High School, Virginia L. Brown Recreation Center, Gus Garcia Recreation Center, North Austin YMCA (Rundberg Ln.)

- Polling locations in Travis County:

FREE Drive-Thru food distributions:

Food Resource Flyers

- Monday, November 9, 10:30am-12:30pm - Austin Voices Drive-Thru Food Distribution at Dobie Early College Prep, 1200 E. Rundberg Ln., 78753

- AISD Schools serving free curbside 7 day meal packs every Thursday - see website for times and locations:

Operation Blue Santa registration is now open!

- Families with children under 14 years of age may apply for gift cards instead of food and gifts this year. Families must select a date, time and location to pick up their gift cards.

- Blue Santa flyer

- Application in English

- Application in Spanish

Eviction Prevention:

- If you are unable to pay rent, know that there is a national order by the CDC banning evictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 until December 31, 2020. CDC Eviction Ban

- RENT (Relief of Emergency Needs for Tenants) will now pay for up to 6 months of rent for those who qualify by income level and are selected by a lottery between now and January 2021. Apply online at: or call 512-488-1397 for help. This video (in many languages) explains how to complete the application:

- Are you a front line worker who needs help due to COVID-19? Call the High-Risk Worker Call Center at 512-493-4288 for help applying for financial assistance, Monday-Friday, 8:00am-8:00pm

ACC Basic Computer/Digital Literacy VIRTUAL Classes: For AISD parents who want to learn to use technology and support their child's virtual learning

- FREE classes are offered by Austin Community College for AISD parents

- Virtual classes meet 2 hrs/day, twice a week for 3 weeks, in the daytime or evening, in English and Spanish

- Students will learn basic use of internet, email, Google Suite, AISD Parent Cloud and BLEND

- Apply online: Computer/Digital Literacy Class Registration Form

FREE Virtual Parenting Classes by Phoenix House for Adults:

- Adults may pre-register for free parenting classes

- Here is the flyer: Virtual Parenting Class Flyer

- Here is the link to register: Virtual Phoenix House Class Registration Form

COVID-19 testing:

- Register online for an eligibility assessment for COVID-19 testing:

Please use these Community Resource Guides to find information that may help you and your family: