Thanks to our extraordinary donors, our Back-To-School Backpack Drive was a soaring success! Each student filled out a "wish list card"—and our donors delivered through our "adopt a child" program and general school supplies donations. Our office quickly filled up with back-to-school bundles, all brimming with academic essentials. Here's a look at the astounding numbers.
Ringing in 2017 on a hope-filled note, we celebrated the one-year anniversary of our Promotor Pathway Program. Now, a few months into our second year, we have more exciting news to share on how our local implementation of the acclaimed intervention model is transforming local homeless high school students.
On Saturday, January 21, Project Hope Alliance celebrated the exciting relaunch of the academic component of its Bright Start Program. The three-hour event introduced Imagine Learning, Bright Start's new online learning software, to all participating children and families. Smiles shone throughout Brookhurst Community Center as our young learners and their parents worked and learned together.
Project Hope Alliance kicked off 2016 with the launch of our Promotor Pathway Program, a new level of our innovative education continuum serving homeless youths ages 14-24. Now, one year later, we have watched our local implementation of the acclaimed intervention model transform local high school students, and rapidly grow to serve 24 students! Here are some inspiring updates on Promotor Pathway.
While having pizza with a friend last December, an idea was born to bring national issues facing our children to the local level via national experts. Enter "Our Kids," a new monthly vodcast series co-hosted by myself; Nicole Suydam, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Second Harvest Food Bank; and Tracy Carmichael, Ph.D., Chief Engagement Officer of THINK Together.
Thanks to our extraordinary donors, our back-to-school backpack, shoes, and coat drive was a soaring success. Each student filled out a "wish list card" stating their age, grade, favorite color, favorite activity, shoe size, and coat size—and our donors delivered. Our office quickly filled up with back-to-school bundles, all brimming with school supplies, shoes, and coats.