Month: February 2018

Feb 1

Tutor Anniversaries February 2018

We would like to give a huge shout out to all of these amazing tutors who have volunteered with us for a year or more! We couldn’t impact the lives of thousands of children without you.

Four Years
Amarilis Bolanos
Jezz Quibal
Ann Klein

Three Years
Uma Kumaran
Pranit Kumaran
Paula Herrera
Jacob Rode

Two Years
Diane Lopez
Karisa Witham
Carlos Puga
Michael Mukhin
Alexander Sviridov
James Bull
Stephanie Swenseid
Elaine Nguyen
Therese Obara
Jay Cramer
Shannon Moore
Helene Rioux
Pouye Sedighian

 One Year 
Donna Hoffler
Peter Knapp
Marian Noei
Vivian Rollinger
Jon Cohen
Claire Chandler
Kyle Tommelein
Richard Brannin
Nena Hernandez
Nancy Castaneda
Erin Walch
Gail Mills
Robert Price
Alexandra Norris
Stacey Millett
Bahar Pourtaheri
Stephen Smith
Kevin Henrick
Aspen Walker
Adrienne Yoo
Bruce Bjornson
Jana Cruz
Kimberly Kutz
Priya Swaminathan
Joseph Nichols
Ken Hamasaka
Bryan Sonderman
Ngozi Udeh



Feb 1

Building Resiliency and Cross Cultural Connections

In this workshop on cultural awareness and volunteer resiliency, School on Wheels Trainer and Regional Specialist Cody Reed focuses on strategies and methods to better equip tutors to work with our diverse student body and to effectively and conscientiously deal with challenges they might encounter. Using his experience in the Peace Corps, Cody discusses cultural sensitivity, including positive ways to communicate cross-culturally and build connections and trust with students of disparate backgrounds.

About the Presenter: Cody has a cultural anthropology degree from Cal State Fullerton and joined SOW in 2016 after working three years total in Sub-Saharan Africa (in Uganda with Krochet Kids and as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Malawi helping to improve opportunities for women and girls).