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At Project Matriarchs, we are working to alleviate the disproportionate burden of childcare and homeschooling responsibilities that many mothers in heterosexual relationships are shouldering during the pandemic. We match college students with families to provide virtual academic support and/or mentorship to their child(ren). We offer this resource for free to anyone who needs it. This sliding scale payment model, in addition to external fundraising, enables us to subsidize this resource for families that cannot afford an hourly rate of $15.
It has been incredibly gratifying to make change on the interpersonal level that the direct service permits. We want to contribute to the momentum around transforming the way the US cares for its caregivers that our country is currently experiencing by bringing Gen Z into the conversation. This summer we are launching our new Advocacy Branch which will leverage our generation's values and convictions to create a future in which caregivers are actively cared about and cared for both on an interpersonal level and at a systemic level. We will continue the service on a sliding scale in conjunction with the Advocacy Branch.
The Pledge will be an expression of our generation's convictions about how we want companies to support their caregiving employees—from those working minimum wage jobs to those at the executive level. By tracking signatories, The Pledge will help us demonstrate and track consensus.
Young adults will sign The Pledge to indicate their alignment with the values, policies, and norms detailed, signaling to companies—their potential future employers—that they will value a workplace that cares about and cares for all of its caregiver employees.
The contents of The Pledge will reflect the preferences and expectations of our peers. We’ll perform an ongoing assessment of our generation’s stance on key corporate policies and practices related to gender equity and caregiving while also partnering with aligned organizations, leveraging their knowledge of best practices.
When companies perceive alignment with these standards as a crucial way to attract and retain the next generation of talent, we believe they'll start working towards these ideals.
Any donated funds will go directly towards subsidizing our service for parents that can't pay $15 per hour, which is the amount we compensate our tutors. Over 60% of the families we're working with currently contribute $0-$10 per hour. Your contribution will support our commitment to equity, which is at the center of our solution. Please consider making your donation regular—sustained contributions makes all the difference as we continue to offer this service using a sliding scale payment model. All donations are tax deductible. Our 501c3 Tax ID is: 94-3117093.
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