Low and No-Cost Resources
Computer and Internet Services
We realize not everyone has access to computers and internet to access online instruction. Below is a list of low and no-cost services for faculty and students. These services are subject to change based on the offering provider.
Internet Essentials is offering low cost or FREE internet service and computers for low income families. https://internetessentials.com/
CollegeBuys, powered by the Foundation for California Community Colleges, offers discounts of up to 85 percent on a wide range of educational products—from industry-leading software and technology to high quality office and classroom furniture. https://foundationccc.org/CollegeBuys
San Diego Futures Foundation offers free basic computer skills workshops and computers. https://sdfutures.org/
Computers 2 Kids San Diego offers low-cost computers for those that qualify. https://www.c2sdk.org/
Cox Communications San Diego, in partnership with Connect2Compete offers low-cost, home internet with wifi—for $9.95 per month. https://www.cox.com/residential/internet/connect2compete.html
EveryoneOn Low-Cost Internet Services and Computers in your neighborhoods using a zip code search. https://www.everyoneon.org/find-offers
Free Spectrum Internet is offering free internet during the shutdown. Call 1-844-8398
Sprint, is offering California Community Colleges students a mobile hotspot service, which offers nationwide 4G LTE connectivity and allows users to connect up to 10 WiFi enabled devices for up to 10 hours on a single charge for only $19.99 a month.
AT&T is providing free access to its WiFI hot spots throughout the country.
Charter is offering free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Additionally, all WiFi hotspots are now free of charge.
T-Mobile is providing unlimited data to all current customers who have plans with data for the next 60 days. It will also provide additional data to mobile hotspot users.
Verizon is waiving late fees and suspending service termination for customers negatively impacted by the global crisis.
Additional services available in the San Diego area:
211 is available to connect San Diego residents with resources, including: food bank; diaper bank; and other COVID-19 resources. Dial 2-1-1 or https://211sandiego.org/resources/health-wellness/
San Diego County current information about the virus, the pandemic and county resources. https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/coronavirus.html
California Employment Development Department has information about benefits your family members and/or you may be eligible to get. “If your employer has reduced your hours or shut down operations due to COVID-19, you can file an Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim. Eligible individuals can receive benefits that range from $40-$450 per week.” https://edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019.htm
California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance offers resources for undocumented people. https://ciyja.org/covid19/
San Diego Unified Food and Nutrition Services will be conducting a drive thru / walk-up distribution of daily prepared meals, free of charge. Children will need to be present to receive meals, and each child 18 years and younger may take one lunch and one breakfast for the next day. There will be no congregate feeding; all food is to be taken and consumed offsite. Meal distribution times for all locations will be from Monday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Serving locations as of Monday, March 16 - Click here for updates: https://sites.google.com/sandi.net/covid19/resources/food-services
Clark Middle - 4388 Thorn St, San Diego, CA 92105
Cherokee Point Elementary - 3735 38th St, San Diego, CA 92105
Sherman Elementary School - 301 22nd St, San Diego, CA 92102
Zamorano Fine Arts Academy - 2655 Casey St, San Diego, CA 92139
Kearny High School - 1954 Komet Way, San Diego, CA 92111
Walker Elementary School - 9225 Hillery Dr, San Diego, CA 92126
Farb Middle - 4880 La Cuenta Dr, San Diego, CA 92124
O' Farrell Charter School - 6130 Skyline Dr, San Diego, CA 92114
Feeding San Diego works with hundreds of distribution partners to provide food and resources to the community. There are NO REQUIREMENTS to accessing food at any of our distributions. Click here for more information and site locations: https://feedingsandiego.org/need-help/food-distributions/
San Diego Public Libraries offer free use of equipment and space to work on classes. The libraries may be temporarily closed (click here for current status), but you can always get electronic access to their resources. Steps to get electronic access:
Get a library card: https://www.sandiego.gov/public-library/services/lending/librarycard
Log in to the electronic library: https://www.sandiego.gov/public-library/elibrary
Business Resources: https://www.covid19biztools.com/socal