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Thank you to all the people and organizations who have supported our work in 2023. We remain committed to the important work ahead of us: to keep hard-working immigrant families in our community and help them thrive!

Dearest Generations United Partners,

For 17 years, Generations United has radically lived out compassion by advocating for children and families in North Fair Oaks, Redwood City, and East Menlo Park. We have faithfully served the most vulnerable, providing essential support despite economic hardship.

Over many years, gentrification has impacted our community. GU has now felt this pain directly.

In December, we were advised that the land on which our Academic Enrichment Center sits was sold, and medical labs will be constructed on eight parcels. This displacement means we must find a new home for our center by September 30th.

We remain committed to our students and families and are excited by the unforeseen opportunities this challenge presents. We are actively searching for a new location within our service area. This may present a rate increase, as we currently enjoy under-market rent. We are resolute and impassioned by our vision, believing this move is a blessing in disguise.

Thank you for your commitment to caring, giving, volunteering, supporting, and praying for a good outcome as we move forward. This Impact Report details what we have accomplished collectively to help those struggling daily with losing hope.

Here’s how you can make a difference:

  • Donate now: Help cover moving costs and continue summer camps
    • Sponsor a Student for Summer Camp – $400 per student/5 weeks $50,000
    • Help GU Move! Anticipated yearly rent increase of $30,000
    • Set up a new facility and help with location tenant improvements (paint, carpet, etc.) $50,000
  • Visit us: Volunteer or visit the Academic Enrichment Center before we relocate or see our potential new home
  • Spread the word: Share our story and encourage others to get involved

Together, we can ensure a brighter future for our community. Stand with Generations United!

“He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk uprightly; He guards the paths of justice, And preserves the way of His saints, Then you will understand righteousness and justice, equity and every good path.” Proverbs 2:7-9

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Additional resources on gentrification in Silicon Valley

Click to read an article from 2022 in the San Mateo Daily Journal on development in the area.

Three-story research building approved in Redwood City

The Bay Area Equity Atlas provides research and data about our region and gives tremendous insight into the issues our families face. Click the buttons or photos to explore the facts about housing shortages and who is most impacted.

Housing Burden Comparison

In 2020, Latino, female renters in San Mateo County, CA were the most burdened by housing costs with 65% spending more than 30 percent of income on rent.

UrbanDisplacement.Org has additional resources on gentrification in our area.

Gentrification in North Fair Oaks