Free Resources for Braven Fellows & Families During COVID-19

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We care deeply about our Braven community and hope everyone is staying safe and healthy in these unprecedented times. We compiled free resources that were shared by our partners to support our Braven community; the following list includes resources on online learning, virtual academic support, health and fitness, and more.


Internet Access


Food Resources


Virtual Academic Support

  • Wyzant One-On-One Tutoring
    Get $200 worth of free online tutoring and access 60,000+ tutors in over 250 subject areas including academic classes, test prep, coding, software, languages and more with the following code: BravenCV200
  • Help Desk (Rutgers)


Job Search Resources


Online Learning & Professional Development

  • LinkedIn Learning
    Get LinkedIn Premium and LinkedIn Learning for free the first month. There are tons of video tutorials on LinkedIn Learning that cover working remotely, Zoom, Skype, Webex, productivity tips, etc. This Learning Pathway for job seekers navigating COVID-19 is now accessible for everyone.
  • Skillshare
    Get two free months of Premium Membership at Skillshare to learn new skills and access thousands of classes on topics like illustration, design, photography, and more.
  • Coursera
    Scroll through free online courses in every major! Coursera collaborates with major universities and companies including IBM, Google, Penn State, and Duke, etc. One of Yale’s most popular courses – The Science of Well-Being – is currently being offered online.
  • Brainstation
    Master your digital skills with Brainstation! They just expanded the scholarships they are offering for individuals looking to pursue professional development or transform their careers, including: 

    • Diversity And Inclusion Scholarship
    • Women in Technology Scholarship
    • University and College Scholarship
    • Merit Scholarship
  • Adobe
    Until May 31st, Adobe is offering temporary at-home access to Creative Cloud for schools and colleges who currently only have lab access–all at no additional cost.
  • Affinity
    Affinity is offering a 90-day free trial of Affinity suite–Affinity Publisher, Affinity Photo, Affinity Designer, and Affinity Workbooks.
  • Duolingo
    Learn 30+ languages online (or on your phone) with short and simple lessons.
  • 63 Free Higher Ed Resources During COVID-19


Library Resources

  • SJSU
    SJSU’s librarians are available via chat, email, and Zoom. Virtual late-night tutoring and technology help are also available.
  • Rutgers
    Rutgers students still have access to millions of books and journals through QuickSearch. Students can also access online learning instructional support, information technology, and contact librarians through email or chat.
  • Lehman
    Lehman’s librarians are available by chat or phone. Library services and materials are also available online at Lehman’s remote resources page.
  • NLU
    NLU’s libraries are currently open online with remote services available. 


Health & Safety Resources


Child Care Resources


Financial Resources


Fitness Resources


Entertainment Resources


As always, the Braven team is here to support you on your journey. Please reach out to our team with any questions or other ideas.