Child Care, All That Stands Between Us and Poverty.

Dear LAUSD and all public schools, Please make more room in your after school care program. I can’t be the only parent facing this challenge.  I could not work if I did not have child care and I could not afford child care if I did not work. Right now I am a single motherContinue reading “Child Care, All That Stands Between Us and Poverty.”

How One-On-One Tutoring Is Creating Possibilities For LA’s Homeless Youth

School on Wheels is awesome! Good job @uscannenberg & @SchoolonWheels The average homeless student falls 3 months behind their class every time they switch schools and the stress of homelessness means mom or dad may not have the time or a place to help with homework and school related work. School on Wheels bridges thatContinue reading “How One-On-One Tutoring Is Creating Possibilities For LA’s Homeless Youth”

MEND’S ANNUAL “HEAD TO TOES” EVENT PROVIDES MORE THAN 200 THIRD GRADE STUDENTS WITH BACK-TO-SCHOOL ESSENTIALS

♥♥♥♥ @MENDPoverty ! This is how they meet the needs of local school kids! Students from Pacoima’s Vaughn Next Century Learning Center Receive Donated Dental and Vision Screenings, New Backpacks with School Supplies and New Shoes  (Pacoima, CA) – MEND—Meet Each Need with Dignity, the San Fernando Valley’s largest poverty relief organization, will host itsContinue reading “MEND’S ANNUAL “HEAD TO TOES” EVENT PROVIDES MORE THAN 200 THIRD GRADE STUDENTS WITH BACK-TO-SCHOOL ESSENTIALS”

School on Wheels @schoolonwheels

Since you are already thinking about candy and children – give an extra thought to school kids. Particularly those who are homeless with parents who may not be able ( due to time or their own education ) to help them with homework and learning. Here, in Los Angeles, we have a wonderful resource and itContinue reading “School on Wheels @schoolonwheels”

Dave Matthews Band and Starving Children#fb

DMB performed this song:Seek Up  “Sit a while with TV’s hungry child, big belly swelled Oh, for the price of a coke or a smoke keep alive those hungry eyes Take a look at me, what you see in me, mirror look at me Face it all, face it all again.”  I am really sorryContinue reading “Dave Matthews Band and Starving Children#fb”

School on Wheels

On September 13th the Los Angeles Unified School District will start the 2010 – 2011  School Year. At least one student in every school will be homeless. In some schools, it is more like 2 or more homeless students per grade. How can these kids – living in shelters, shuffling between family and friends – keep up withContinue reading “School on Wheels”

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