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January, 2015

In this issue:

18-year-old revitalizes Puente’s Homework Club

Learning to read: Puente advances early childhood education

New generation takes the reins at Puente

Why I give to Puente: Marisa Martinez

Upcoming events at Puente

What Puente needs this month: Bikes, jeep and more

Call for volunteers!





18-year-old revitalizes Puente’s Homework Club
At 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, up to 32 of Pescadero’s youngest students sit cross-legged in a circle on the floor of the school district’s multi-purpose room at the start of Homework Club. Read more.

Learning to read: Puente advances early childhood education
 Any educator can tell you that a young person’s love of learning begins at home. The year 2014 was a landmark one for Puente as we tackled chronic problems in local students’ early reading and language skills with several exciting new programs, many of which are designed to engage local parents as much as they do their young children.Read more

New generation takes the reins at Puente
These days, the youthful energy at Puente’s Pescadero office is tangible. Three college-aged students recently took over some of the most important public-serving roles at Puente. But they are not newcomers – they are already among the most seasoned staff members on the Puente team. Read more.

Why I give to Puente: Marisa Martinez
Puente handed out 27 cozy new sleeping bags to farm workers, courtesy of Ms. Martinez’s kindergarten class at San Francisco’s Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy. The students raised more than $1,000 for Puente in four hours, selling baked goods and lemonade to passersby on a Saturday in November. Read more.

Upcoming events at Puente
Driver license cram study sessions and the final session for in-home childcare providers get Puente off to a good start for the New Year. Read more
 

What Puente needs this month: Bikes, jeep and more
A replacement for our beloved jeep, mountain bikes and monthly sustainers needed this month. Read more.

Call for volunteers!
One-day homeless count, driver license study partners, mentors and tutors needed. Read more
 

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