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May, 2013

In this issue:

‘I feel like I will be someone’: graduating seniors venture forth with honors

Lost in translation: interpreters help bridge parent-teacher communication gap

Education grant brings college into focus

Why I support Puente: Margaret Cross

Job Openings and Call for Volunteers!

What does Puente need this month: Kerry's Birthday Edition






I feel like I will be someone’: graduating seniors venture forth with honors    
As the school year draws to a close, college looms big and bright for Corina Rodriguez and her fellow graduating seniors at Pescadero High. One hundred percent of the 21 seniors in Rodriguez’s class are college-bound... Read more.
Lost in translation: interpreters help bridge parent-teacher communication gap
Nowhere is California’s language divide more evident than in schools – not only between English-speaking teachers and students who are English Language Learners, but also between teachers and students’ parents, who... Read more.

Education grant brings college into focus
For many first-generation high school graduates, going to college starts with a vision. They have to see themselves on campus, in the classroom, in the library. Studying, making friends, and succeeding. But how can you... Read more.

Why I support Puente: Margaret Cross
The roots for Puente Ministry, today simply known as Puente, were planted during a series of coffee conversations between Margaret Cross and her former pastor, Rev. Wendy Taylor. Rev. Taylor had left her post as pastor... Read more.

Job Openings and Call for Volunteers!
Puente Spanish Teacher Needed Where: Puente Learning Center/Puente La Honda Level: Beginners/Intermediate When: Pescadero Class Wednesdays 5-6pm; La Honda Class: (Based on your schedule) Time: Late afternoons/early... Read more.

What does Puente need this month: Kerry's Birthday Edition
Rally support! Executive Director, Kerry Lobel was an awkward teenager. That's why she is using her 60th birthday to raise money for Puente's Summer Youth Leadership Program. She is halfway to her $15,000 goal (in honor of Puente's 15th anniversary!)... Read more.


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