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July, 2014

In this issue:

Raising readers: Grant helps transform early childhood development

Puente summer youth interns work in the real world

Why I give to Puente: Lorraine Eberhardt

Second Annual Puente 5k/10k Fun Run/Walk and more

What Puente needs this month

Career and Volunteer Oppprtunities






Raising readers: Grant helps transform early childhood development on the South Coast
For years, the “opportunity gap” between middle income, largely native English- speaking, and lower income, native Spanish-speaking, children has been a source of serious concern, for parents and teachers alike, in the La Honda-Pescadero Unified School District – and the greatest predictor of future academic struggle or success... Read more.

Puente summer youth interns work in the “real world”
What 16-year-old wants to get up at 6 a.m. to get ready for work on a summer morning? Carina Cain, along with 32 other students enrolled in Puente’s summer youth employment program... Read more

Why I give to Puente: Lorraine Eberhardt
Lorraine Eberhardt is an example of how grassroots support has an impact on Puente’s ability to serve the community. Eberhardt and her family give a modest monthly donation to Puente... Read more.

Second Annual Puente 5k/10k Fun Run/Walk and more
Join us for our second annual 5k and first ever 10k Fun Run and walk. The run/walk kicks off with a Zumba warm up outside Puente's office (620 North St. in Pescadero). Delicious snacks and drinks...  Details and registration here.

What Puente needs this month
Puente summer backpack drive is on until July 28.
From notebooks to calculators, Puente delivers fully stocked backpacks to more than 250 South Coast children each year. Students and teachers need your help with crucial back-to-school supplies.
Please click here for a list of what’s needed.

Career and Volunteer Oppprtunities
Join the Puente family engagement and early literacy team.
Puente is seeking two key staff to work with our new early childhood education/family engagement initiative as well as volunteers to assist with backpack distribution and to serve as youth mentors... Read more


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