keep moms in the workforce
we've evolved from the notion that "a mother's place is in the home." let's not go back.
Project Matriarchs is an organization working to provide meaningful virtual childcare support to working mothers during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is an undeniable reality that women are taking on a disproportionate amount of childcare and homeschooling responsibilities, undermining their ability to maintain the same hours or even to work at all. This could jeopardize their family's financial security and/or permanently sacrifice their careers. The way we look at it, the pandemic threatens a reversion to the norm that a “woman’s place is in the home.” Having children and a career should not be mutually exclusive.
project matriarchs at a glance
We are a growing community of college students committed to supporting working caregivers, particularly mothers, during the COVID-19 pandemic. We were inspired to action by both the sheer overwhelm working parents have expressed and the deep resilience we've witnessed. We match college students with families to provide virtual childcare or distance-learning support. We use information about the family’s needs, and the college student’s areas of expertise to ensure supportive partnerships.
"I am so happy that I found this service. My son was able to complete assignments without me. I was able to focus on work while he was with his tutor, Skyler."