Child Advocates: The organization trains and supports Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers to work one-on-one with children, helping to ensure that each child will live in a safe and loving environment.
Grant: $1900 to support the Celebration of Academic Success event for high school juniors and seniors.
Dream Catchers: Low cost after-school program that improves education and behavior of low income youth by engaging college students and community partners to create a community dedicated to student success.
Grant: $2000 to strengthen and expand the established, successful and award-winning Academic program to improve the academic outcomes of low-income Palo Alto middle school students. The program has been developed in collaboration with education experts, is based in leading research and produces measurable improvements in student grades and attitudes toward learning.
Ecumenical Hunger Program: A community based organization which provides emergency food, clothing, case management and household essentials to families in need in East Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Palo Alto.
Grant: $2000 for underwriting the summer feeding program for school children and/or salary for an additional therapist and/or more nutritional/ethnic/dairy foods.
Just Read: Provides one-on-one tutoring to middle and high school students in Mountain View who are struggling in reading or math.
Grant: $2000 to keep the current program going; to meet the requests of other local schools with significant numbers of students needing services.
Music in the Schools Foundation: To bring more music to more students in the Ravenswood City School District; pay for instructor time, instruments, music and materials.
Grant: $2000 will ensure the underserved children in the Ravenswood District will continue to receive quality music education otherwise unavailable due to limited district resources.
Wanda: The Women's Achievement Network and Development Alliance (WANDA) Provides education to increase the self-sufficiency of low-income single mothers in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Grant: $2000 to achieve the goal of doubling the number of participants in the program to 50 per year starting in 2013
Youth Community Services: Provides service learning opportunities for middle and high school students.
Grant: $2000 for materials used in service projects e.g. paint for a school or community center in EPA.