Little Village on Chicago’s Southwest Side has been hit particularly hard by the pandemic.
Families have been dealing with sickness, death and limited help from the government.
This year, as school got underway in person, the public schools in the area welcomed children who had been grappling with these realities.
WBEZ Education reporter Sarah Karp checked in with Chicago Public Schools social worker Melony Espinoza to see how things are going.
Press listen above to hear their conversation.