Tag: December 2016

Dec 27

December 2016 Newsletter

In December we ended the year with a bang! The LA Times stopped by the Skid Row Learning Center and interviewed Allison Maldonado, the instructor at the center. You can watch the full video here. We also got a surprise visit from our good friend Kevin Bacon, actor, and founder, of the nonprofit SixDegrees.org. He was interviewed by one of our students for KCAL9 News and even danced with students and sang along as they played Karaoke!

A Big thank you to our donor of the month the Joyful Giving team who hosted this year’s fundraiser. 300 supporters bought tickets to The Sip of SouthBay at The Shade Hotel in Redondo Beach and bid on our live and silent auctions raising over $150,000 for our program. We also had some amazing star students and volunteers. Nate 5th Grade has gone from struggling to add to mastering multiplication. Even on days when he feels overwhelmed, Nate never gives up.  One of our Star Volunteers, Sheryl Luttrel is a dedicated tutor and has been with us for almost three years now. She is always willing to jump in and help wherever is needed.

Dec 12

Tutor Anniversaries December 2016

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.

“In the midst of hate, I found there was, within me, an invincible love. In the midst of tears, I found there was, within me, an invincible smile. In the midst of chaos, I found there was, within me, an invincible calm. I realized, through it all, that… In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.” – Albert Camus

Eight Years
Wendy Hsiao

Six Years
Katy Michaelis

Four Years
Thomas DuHamel
Elisabeth Egelko
Aliyah Souder

Three Years
Karen Gray
Bruce Ward

Two Years
Patrick Anderson
Erin Fitts
Taly Ginsberg
Debra Kaufman
Jessica Lanzolatta
Goran Lukic
Darren Sepanek
Liat Smener
Heidi Vogl

One Year
Afifa Amouri-Nouaili
Rebecca Anders
Carl Carson
Breana Chew
Julie Davis
Courtney Faught
Deanna Gallea
Patrick Jong
Paul Kim
Maya McKeever
Noor Nouaili
Joceline Porron
Susan Porter
Ronak Reshamwala
Olga Robles
Alexander Rodriguez
Wendy Rodriguez
Olivia Sandoval
Ruby Snowber
Joshua Stern
Mgo Talarian
Angelina Vargas
Elizabeth Vitanza