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November Newsletter 2022

Just like that Generations United turns 15! As a young girl growing up in a challenging environment, I had a longing for mentors, encouragement, and support from caring adults. That desire led to a dream that children and families would have the opportunity to succeed. No matter what the circumstances, children deserve to be set up to flourish. We are grateful that this dream became a reality in November 2007 when Generations United stepped out in faith and became incorporated. After various endeavors, we launched an evening program at Hoover School in early 2010. This was the first step in our vision to empower children to succeed and to partner with caring leaders in Redwood City.
Students with mentors are 55% more likely to enroll in college and 130% more likely to hold leadership positions than students without mentors! Facts from Mentor.com (click to read more)
The vision of creating a safe and nurturing community while mobilizing caring adults in intergenerational relationships continues today. We are filled with gratitude for the hundreds of people who have joined us on this journey. No one knew what the future would hold, but we knew it would include providing an opportunity for many people to work together, sacrifice, and collaborate for the betterment of the lives of many. Join us in asking: How can we continue to collectively support students and their families in the days, weeks, and months to come? We will continue to touch the lives of many through our willingness to invest and stay the course in these difficult times. We are stronger together.
Below, we included an article from our friends at CZI. They also produced this beautiful video highlighting GU and the artwork of our students.

THANK YOU for all you do to help so many succeed through your prayers, love, encouragement, and support. We couldn’t do this without you! Join us for our Thanksgiving Community Dinner (see below). We’re excited that this dinner will be held in our community!

November Events

  • Sunday,11/13- Community Thanksgiving Dinner @ Little Flock Church in North Fair Oaks (info below)
  • Tuesday, 11/15 – Generations United turns 15!!!
  • Sunday, 12/4 – Christmas at the Fox (details below) Get your tickets now!

Community Thanksgiving Dinner

We would love to see you at our annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Sunday, November 13. We will be at Little Flock COGIC and all of our community members, volunteers, and donors are invited!
Join us or Donate today

Día de Los Muertos

Thank you to those who joined us as we honored the memory of loved ones who have passed on. In the Mexican tradition, an ofrenda (altar) is put up in the home with photos of our departed relatives and friends. You can also include various items that they loved along with other symbolic things. We welcomed community members to add to our altar at our AEC and had a celebration together with snacks, and sharing!

Local & Global Mission Fair at PCC

Danza Colibri was the highlight of a recent event to engage the community at Peninsula Covenant Church (our partner for over a decade). They hosted an event to encourage their members to go GLOBAL AND LOCAL to mobilize more congregants to engage. As long-time supporters of Generations United, we were so proud to represent all of the work that we do in the community and demonstrate the talents of our students and families! These children participate in music and dance classes weekly at our location in North Fair Oaks and are quite busy this season. They will join us at our December holiday event!

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative featured GU in a blog post highlighting our students’ artwork.
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Click here to view our AEC Calendar and stay up to date!

Giving Tuesday
Remember that the Tuesday after Black Friday is #GivingTuesday and is the biggest giving day of the year for nonprofits! We have a goal of $15,000 in honor of our 15 years of service to the community and we need your help to spread the word! Share Generations United with your friends. Tweet, add to stories, TikTok, or Facebook…whatever you do, join us as we expand our reach. Don’t forget to add GU to your AmazonSmile donations to donate a percentage of your purchases to us. Info here.
Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to kick off the Christmas Season and support Generations United. We are so blessed to partner with Brandon and look forward to seeing you at the show!
VIP tickets are available. Click the photo for more information.

CZI Art Project

Generations United has been selected to be a part of Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation at the CZI Community Space. We have space for 31 students to participate in this incredible opportunity. Please read the details below and click the button for the date that your student is able to participate.

Generations United ha sido seleccionado para formar parte de la Fundación de Parques y Artes de Redwood City en el Espacio Comunitario CZI. Tenemos espacio para que 31 estudiantes participen en esta increíble oportunidad. Lea los detalles a continuación y haga clic en el botón para la fecha en que su estudiante puede participar.

Use the buttons below to register/Utilize los botones abajo para registrar

Please choose Monday OR Tuesday. The art project will be from 4 – 5:30 pm.

Favor de escoger lunes O martes. El proyecto de arte será de 4 a 5:30 pm.

The forms below will automatically close once the attendance limits have been reached. Contact Julia to be added to the waitlist.

June Newsletter 2022

Dear Friends and Partners,
It’s been an incredible school year. Now that the 2021/2022 school year is out, our organization takes a bit of a “break” from our day-to-day work with children to regroup, clean up, and plan. It’s always bittersweet, but there is always lots of activity in the center! We’ve had a heavy-duty June already and we aren’t going to let that stop us! Our staff has worked tirelessly to ensure we honor the beautiful space we have been graced with since September 2021. I want to express a special thanks to Monse Zamora who has been with us in the thick of revamping our look, running our Academic Enrichment programming, taking photos, updating social media, and being an overall blessing. She has demonstrated such a level of commitment to ensuring we look good. The transformation of our space has been a lot of work and we truly appreciate the beautiful touches Monse has contributed! Students and volunteers loved working with her this school year. Her handiwork is seen here in our latest Impact Report. Please take a read, enjoy the pictures, and join us as we head into summer camp season 2022! Every year families and children anticipate a great time of learning during the summer. This year, we join together for VBS with our partners Calvary Church of San Mateo, and the Salvation Army. We welcome volunteers to continue to work with children and will make our center available for you to join us Monday-Thursday! Please let us know if you have any questions or just want to join in the fun! We are looking forward to seeing you!
Blessings and gratitude,
View our 2021/2022 impact Report

Happy Fathers Day!

We are grateful to all who love our students and send a special shout-out to the dads in our community. We love you and celebrate you this weekend!

On Father’s Day, Angie spoke at Sequoia Church in Redwood City at @10:45. All were inspired and encouraged as she shared in a film series about the movie I Am Sam. Take a listen to her last message on the Last Supper at Sequoia in April.

We’d love to see you this month!

There are many opportunities for you to support our students and be a part of events:

Congratulations to these business owners!

GU celebrates our inaugural class for North Fair Oaks business owners and entrepreneurs: Business and Social Media Marketing. Fifteen (15) businesses completed the 5-week course which included logo development, website design and launch, and Social Media enablement. Read More

We are so excited to unveil our mural next month! Our precious students’ artwork will be featured in downtown Redwood City! Our partnership with Laurel Street Arts has been a tremendous success and a huge blessing to our students! Sheena Wilton is a dedicated and talented business owner with a heart for these families.
Join us for the unveiling:
Youth Mural Alley Project Unveiling Celebration, Sunday, 7/10 12p-2p RSVP HERE

Volunteers in Action

Thank you never seems enough! From working with students to Food Distribution and setting up our new venue at 895 2nd Avenue, your time, talents, and treasure mean the world to Generations United and the families we serve! Thank you!

Volunteers needed for Summer Camp

Summer Camp starts next month! We have 35 students signed up! We also welcome more volunteers to join us! We are so excited to partner with Calvary San Mateo again this year. We will also work with the Salvation Army! We know it will be a meaningful and joyful experience for all! Please pass the word on to friends, family, and coworkers!

Summer $20K Match

Summer is the time when most non-profits face financial giving declines. Would you consider a summer gift that will be matched by a generous donor!
Double your impact TODAY
We encourage donations via Facebook or Zelle (no fees!). We also accept ACH, Venmo, and PayPal.

Dia de las Madres 2022

Generations United presents our annual Mother's Day Celebration!
Presentamos Nuestro celebracion anual para dia de las madres!

We welcome volunteers and donors to help us make this a successful event. Click below to donate.

Call Gabe Vargas to volunteer: (650) 418-0006

Make a Donation

Please remember that using Facebook or Zelle to make donations incurs no fees to GU. We also can set up ACH. Visit the donation page for more details.

May Newsletter 2022

As we head towards Mother’s Day, I am eternally grateful for the gift of motherhood. My life has only been better since God allowed me to be a mother of 2 amazing women. The funny thing is, I’ve been a mother for most of my life. Growing up as the eldest daughter in a single mom home meant that I had the great honor of caring for my siblings from a very young age. Those who know my story have encouraged me to write a book. Perhaps I will (in my spare time). For today, I count it a blessing to be known as “Mama Ang” to many sons and daughters. I wish all Moms the BEST day ever!
YOU ARE LOVED.
Join us this month as we celebrate the completion of the renovations of our new home at 895 2nd Avenue, Redwood City, and our plan to provide summer camp for 50 students! Join our 360 club with a $30/month gift. We are grateful to you for being on our journey!
Blessings and gratitude,
Join our 360 Club Today!

Easter Celebration

We celebrated Easter with some fun at the AEC, an egg hunt, a viewing of “The Chosen”, and a special service on Sunday morning. Our very own Angie Ibarra Miller delivered the message. We are excited to continue the Sunday gatherings once a month. Our next service will be on 5/22 at 10 am.

We’d love to see you this month!

There are many opportunities for you to support our students and be a part of events:

Día de las Madres

You are invited to join us as we celebrate the Mothers of our community. May 10th is the day that most Latin American countries celebrate Mother’s Day and we will honor our mothers on that afternoon.
We will have music, sweet treats, and a special performance by Danza Colibri!
Join us to celebrate the amazing women of North Fair Oaks. We also welcome your financial support.

Click to RSVP

Sponsor a Summer Camp Student

Summer brings a lot of free time for our students which creates an opportunity for us to help support them. “Summer slide” is a very real and pressing issue for our students as they miss out on dedicated academic support and instruction. Our summer camps allow for them to have fun AND engage in some academic activities to help keep their brains sharp and their imaginations growing.
Most summer camps in Redwood City are $250-$650 weekly. Generations United’s program is $350 per child for a month-long program.

Last year due to covid we hired more staff to manage the program, food, and transportation. The financial help you provide is a huge blessing and bridges the financial gap as we increase to longer hours versus after-school programming. We also welcome more volunteers to join us! We are so excited to partner with Calvary San Mateo again this year. We will also work with Salvation Army! We know it will be a meaningful and joyful experience for all! Please pass the word on to friends, family, and coworkers!

Join us any time!

As we head into the final few weeks of school, we are calling on all volunteers to support our students in finishing the school year strong! We need your help to play games, read, do art projects, and just be present with our students at our AEC. Can you spare an hour or two in the coming weeks?
Our center is open Mon-Thurs from 3-6 pm. Click below for more information.

Click to Sign Up

Thank You video to all who served with us on the AEC renovations team! We are forever grateful!

We welcome your financial support and encourage donations via Facebook or Zelle (no fees!). We also accept ACH, Venmo, and PayPal.
Details are on our website, click below.
DONATE

We are Hiring!

With programs expanding and team members transitioning, we are in need of some passionate and experienced professionals to join our team in our Academic Enrichment Center and support our summer programs. Click on the photo to view the open positions on our website. We welcome your referrals, so please forward this email to anyone who may be interested in working with us.

S.T.E.A.M. Summer Camp 2022

Scroll to the bottom for information on sponsoring a student

Information for Families/Información para familias

Registration is open now. Click the button below

La inscripción está abierta. Presione el boton abajo.

Sign up today

Summer Camp 2022 (Sponsorship)

 

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, ART & MATH

Thank you so much for your heart to help a student participate in our annual summer camp in July. We so appreciate your interest in sponsorship!
It will be 4 weeks of fun, music, VBS, fellowship, and more! We are hoping to raise support for 50 children. It’s been a challenging few years for our community so this is indeed a highlight!
Most summer camps in Redwood City are $250+ weekly. Generations United raises $350 per child for a month-long program.
Last year due to covid we hired staff to manage the daily program, food, and transportation. The financial help you provide is a huge blessing and bridges the financial gap as we increase to longer hours versus after-school programming. Feel free to pass the word on to friends, family, and coworkers! We also welcome more volunteers to join us! Click for more information

Sponsor a student by clicking on the photo above or the button below. Remember that there are ZERO fees to donate through Facebook or Zelle.

Sponsor a Student today

Locations: TBD in Redwood City

Cultural and Community Opportunities

Explore the culture around our city and find ways to get and stay connected to our neighbors in Redwood City.

We’ve added a map below for some of the suggested locations. Have fun exploring!

2. EL PAVOJoin us in our Community Thanksgiving Dinner (11/13 @ 4 pm) Sign up HERE

3. LA IGLESIA Attend a Spanish-speaking church (Kairos Church or Verbo)
Kairos Church, Familia Cristiana Verbo, Templo La Luz

7. LA MÚSICA Listen to Spanish worship music or attend a concert in Spanish

10. EL PAN DULCETry a warm concha or a Mexican snack (Panaderia Michoacán)

11. LOS TACOSTry a new restaurant/food (pupusas, tamales, caldo, birria, etc) or from a region you’ve never tried (Cuban, Puerto Rican, Peruvian)

15. EL MERCADOVisit a Hispanic Market (Mi Rancho, El Mercadito Latino, Chavez, etc.)

16. LA CALAVERA– Join us at the AEC for a Día de los Muertos celebration on 11/1 @ 4 pm.

Attend Redwood City’s Día De Los Muertos Festival on November 6th (click on the icon above for details)

24. LA DANZAGo to a cultural presentation (Danza Colibrí), an art exhibit, or join us for our Danza & Music classes on Fridays (4:45pm-5:45pm) or Mariachi lessons on Sundays (9:00am-1:00pm)

Fall Events 2021

Stay up to date with events and opportunities around our community. See below for more information on Fall events in Redwood City, activities, resources, and more.

Use the arrow to view the flyer in English / Use la flecha para ver el imagen en español.

Community Thanksgiving Dinner

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Learn about the traditional music and dance tradition of the southern region of Veracruz, Mexico. In this music and dance workshop you can learn to play the Jarana, a stringed instrument typical of the state of Veracruz. You will also learn platform dance with its zapateados that complement the Jarocha music. Join this fun workshop where everyone is welcome. Danza & Music Fridays (4:45pm-5:45pm) or Mariachi lessons on Sundays (9:00am-1:00pm)

June Events

Stay up to date with events and opportunities around our community. See below for more information on Summer activities, resources, and more.

Use the arrow to view the flyer in English / Use la flecha para ver el imagen en español. Thanks to our friends at Facebook Community Market for this opportunity!

Click the image above for information on our summer Vacation Bible School with Calvary Church! Haga clic la foto arriba para información del programa Bíblico de verano VBS Information