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Support East Side Early Learning

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BENEFITING: United Way Silicon Valley

EVENT DATE: Jun 21, 2013

Richard Vega

THE STORY:

WHAT:
United Way Silicon Valley is working with Alum Rock School District to help get kids ready for kindergarten with the Bridge to Kindergarten program.  This 3-week program is designed to give kids the tools they need for a successful start in school.  

WHY:
Having been born and raised in East San Jose, I witnessed firsthand the challenges and great potential that exists within the area's schools. Although my family lacked the resources for formal preschool, I am fortunate to have a mother who values the importance of early education. She knew that the hours spent in our tiny neighborhood library were critical to her effort to prepare her children for school and life (thanks Mom!).

Unfortunately, not all children are provided with the same support. The statistics tell us that a child is 4 times less likely to graduate high school if they can’t read by the end of 3rd grade. Let's do something about this!

HOW: 
Help me to ensure that East Side kids are ready for kindergarten and, ultimately, success. My goal of $700 will fund the participation of one child and his/her parent in the Bridge to Kindergarten program in the coming fall. Your donation of $10 or more will go directly towards making this effort a reality!  

Thank you,
R Vega

Click here to learn more about Bridge to Kindergarten, United Way and other ways to get involved.

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To This Fundraiser

$325

MONEY RAISED
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  • Eloise Aaron

     

  • Patricia and Jerry Valdez

     

  • R Vega & P Arenas

     

  • Ed Villarreal Jr

     

  • Ian Curtis

     

  • Christina

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Michelle V

     

  • Darrell, Evelyn, and Melody

     

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46% Raised of $700 Goal

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The Team: $325 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Darrell, Evelyn, and Melody

Darrell, Evelyn, and Melody

To all the good memories with all my family in San Jose! And to my brother for doing something great, love ya Brother! 4 years ago

Michelle V

Michelle V

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

4 years ago

Christina

Christina

My Aunts Eloise, Tencha, amazing Grandma, and all those who supported education 4 years ago

Ian Curtis

Ian Curtis

4 years ago

Ed Villarreal Jr

Ed Villarreal Jr

I support the Alum Rock School District 4 years ago

R Vega & P Arenas

R Vega & P Arenas

In memory of my grandmother, Eloise Madrid. 4 years ago

Patricia and Jerry Valdez

Patricia and Jerry Valdez

In memory of Mom, Eloise Rodriguez Madrid, who valued education. 4 years ago

Eloise Aaron

Eloise Aaron

Always home...In memory of Eloise Madrid and Aaron Alcaraz 4 years ago