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As we head into the final quarter of the year, we continue to witness the faithfulness of God. We have had a year of great blessings amid some pretty chaotic times. I don’t think a year has passed so quickly that we could barely catch up. We are thankful for new staff, community events, and proximity to our families. As we head into the end of the year, we are reminded that the cold weather means reaching out with a greater emphasis on meeting felt needs. Many initiatives and events are coming up when the support of our volunteers and donors is critical. As you prepare for a season of celebration and giving, we invite you to join us in giving thanks, remembering, and rejoicing in new life. This weekend marks the close of Hispanic Heritage Month, though we continue to elevate the stories of our community year-round. Please read the stories below of the many lives being impacted daily by our work.
We look forward to seeing you soon at our AEC after-school programming, fall events, and Sponsor-A-Family. Thank you for your continued support and prayers – we can’t do it without you!
older man teaching a young girl

Student/Volunteer Spotlight

This pair has been working together for years. It’s such a sweet partnership as our volunteer is on staff at Stanford University. His weekly chats and work with his student have been a joy to observe. They have lots of fun while she is learning and focused on being successful. She has even helped as a Leader in Training (LIT) with some of the younger students. We are so grateful!

AEC Is Open

Students are excited about coming to our site daily for after-school homework support, reading, art, dance, music, and tutoring. We still need 5-7 volunteers to dedicate just 1 hour per week to help our students succeed. Of course, if you want to come for more, we’d love that too!

Click for more information and to volunteer

Join us this Fall!

As the weather cools, fall festivals pop up around our community. We are excited to partner with Little Flock Church again and celebrate with our students at their 2nd annual Fall Festival on Oct. 31.

On November 1 and 2 we will open our space for a Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead/All Souls Day) celebration. The altar will be decorated and available for our community members to bring photos, food, and items to honor their loved ones who have passed. On Wednesday, 11/2 we will have a community gathering from 4-6 with food, music, and cultural celebration.

Our families have also been invited to the Zoppe Family Circus through a generous partnership with the City of Redwood City.

On Sunday, November 12, we will host our annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner at the Fair Oaks Community Center. Please click the photo for more information and sign up to volunteer or attend any upcoming events. Donations can also be made to help support the costs of these community gatherings. Year-end giving opportunities will be sent next month!

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Impacting Tech Spaces

Angie spoke as part of a Hispanic Heritage Month event hosted by the Splunk employee resource group Somos. Our board member, Henry Villar, invited her to share about the work that Generations United is doing in Silicon Valley and offer hope and insight into how people can be involved.If you have time, take a listen to this great interview.


  • 10/31 – Fall Festival Little Flock (click for info)
  • 11/1 – preparation for Día de Los Muertos: community members are welcome to bring photos of loved ones who’ve passed to our AEC as we prepare remembrance altars. We will have a celebration on 11/2 from 4 pm – 6 pm.
  • 11/12 – Community Thanksgiving Dinner
  • 12/8-9 – Sponsor a Family & Christmas Celebration

AEC Calendar can be viewed here

Save the Date for Sponsor a Family! We are gathering information from our families and looking for volunteers to help with shopping, wrapping, and delivering. We also are collecting donations towards the gifts now. Click to give today.

Donate to Sponsor A Family