The majority of the children of the Redwood City School District are on the free-and-reduced lunch program, living below the poverty level. Affordable housing is scarce, and many families must combine with families in single-family dwellings to keep rental costs down. Such crowded living conditions make for difficult learning environments for young children. We have been supporting these students by reading weekly with them, helping them in other topics they struggle with, and joining their families in activities and with a variety of services to give them the best opportunity to grow and thrive.
During these challenging times, we have been meeting with students virtually. We have also re-engaged in person and have plans for our locations to expand. Please connect with us to be a part of our efforts! We are currently in need of
- Reading partners for students
- People to prepare lunches and snacks for students in our AECs
- Food Distribution Support: preparing dry goods, loading/unloading food donations, delivery drivers to drop donations to families