AAUW - Palo Alto Branch
 
The goals of "Tech Trek" are to encourage a diverse group of young women (for young women about to enter 8th grade) to take math and science courses, to motivate students to attend college and to inspire young women to consider STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers.  A week-long camp located on college campuses (Stanford being one); the young women are nominated by the AAUW branch to attend this "camp of geeks."
 Amount of grant:  $1,800 for camp scholarships and needed supplies

Avenidas Early Literacy Program
 
ELP is an intergenerational education program in which senior volunteers provide one-to-one tutoring in reading skills to children in grades 1 - 3.  Avenidas works with public schools in the mid-peninsula to place volunteers to help children who are reading below grad level.
 Amount of grant:  $1,500 for recruiting and training volunteers

Bill Wilson Center, Quetzal House
 
Quetzal house is a group home located in Mountain View that provides housing, counseling, etc. to girls ages 11-17 who have run away from foster care homes as well as their families.  The home has room for 8 girls, with beds for 6 for long-term and 2 for short time stays.

 Amount of grant:  $2,000 for clothing, excursions and other needs for the girls

Canopy
 
Tree planning and planting, tree care, hands-on learning, and environmental education are at the core of Canopy's programs.  The Palo Alto woman's Club played an important role in the establishment of Palo Alto's urban forest and the protection of trees; we hope today's members will continue this commitment to trees.
 Amount of grant:  $1,800 for planting trees on school campuses and parks

Cardiac Therapy Foundation
 
CTF is a medically supervised exercise program for individuals who have heart disease or who want to prevent heart disease.  Scholarships are offered to those who cannot afford it, and CTF is seeking a grant to help fund those in need.
 Amount of grant:  $1,500 for scholarships to those in need

Reading is Freedom (RIF)
 
Helps 2nd -- 4th graders in under-served communities enhance their reading skills and develop a love of reading.  Volunteers spend about an hour a week reading with the same child over the school year.
 Amount of grant:  $2,000 to expand program to more school sites

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