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Citizen Schools

Citizen Schools California

Donations as of September 23, 2014:

$640.00 Raised Offline
$2,359.62 Raised Online
$2,999.62 Total Raised

Mr. Jerico for Citizen Schools

 

In a community where the majority of adults don't even have a high school degree, Citizen Schools is providing middle school students with a unique extended learning time program complete with apprenticeships that give them first-hand experiences at future careers.

 

Andres, a sixth grader at Elmhurst Community Prep in the heart of East Oakland, dreams of being an engineer someday. Every Thursday last semester, he went to a Lego Robotics apprenticeship, taught by a real engineer, Maynard Holiday. There, Andres learned how to build and program a Lego Robot, but more importantly he learned about what classes to take in high school and which colleges to consider in the pursuit of his dreams. Despite of his upbringing in the underserved area of Oakland, Andres has been inspired by his apprenticeship and now plans on going to university and major in engineering.

Citizen Schools is a nationwide non-profit organization that expands the students' learning time by providing the 'second shift', from 2:00-5:00 p.m. During that extended time, students receive help with their homework and attend apprenticeships taught by volunteer Citizen Teachers.

Apprenticeships create a tangible world of possibilities. Each semester students choose two classes from a variety of apprenticeships from belly-dancing to Lego Robotics to cupcake baking to parkour to blogging with Google - students connect with professionals in their field of interest. Imagine the impact that makes on middle schooler.

Please consider supporting our work at Elmhurst Community Prep:
$5 - A box of brand new pencils to finish our homework
$10 - Special Snack for our Team of the Week
$50 - A set of new books for a classroom
$80 - Sponsor an apprenticeship; a ten-week, hands-on learning workshop taught by a volunteer from our community
$300 - Sponsor a school bus for us to take field trips to Bay Area colleges

 

Supporters

Comment Donation
PJ (aka Lazarus) My apologies for the delay. Let's complete your goal, sir.
$34.00
sylvia Better late than never? Good luck jerico! This is awesome! :)
$20.00
Nate Good stuff man! You're almost there!
$15.00
PCET
$20.00
RH sorry for the delay! hope you are doing well!
$15.00
Paolo Good luck!
$80.00
rachenmay keep inspiring!
$25.00
Nikki This is amazing! Good job!
$25.00
James Servino Good luck!
$20.00
Anonymous
$100.00
Louel S. Phew! Just an hour before the deadline >.<
$20.00
lacey
$50.00
Christopher Juan Good luck, Jerico!
$20.00
Jesus Let the little children come to me. Mark 10:13-16
$25.00
Natalie T
$10.00
Carlo Miranda
$15.00
Jeff W
$15.00
Elise M
$10.00
Denise Chew Good luck!
$10.00
Anthony Sanchez
$10.00
Jill Jaeger What a great cause! Good luck!
$10.00
Turner Crane
$10.00
Anthony Dimal Keep up the good work, my friend!
$10.00
R C Keep it up bro!
$20.00
Beverly Quintana Go Jerico!
$10.00
Anonymous
$10.00
Sofiya Z I love that you are doing this. Best of luck!
$72.00
Matt Barackman
$10.00
Paige Taylor i'm glad to help out the kids
$40.00*
Billie Sharing is caring folks!
$10.00
Erik Espera
$50.00
Igor Tregub Keep up the great work!
$10.00
Bryan Smith Nick's Lounge Karaoke Night FUNdraiser
$100.00*
Anonymous
$100.00
Aimee Louise Sison You're a fundraising ninja!!
$20.00
Kathleen Murillo Gluck Jerico! Thx for mking their dreams possible!
$15.00
Brown Bear Good luck, Homie
$25.00
M. Medina Thanks for making a difference with children!
$50.00
Noelle Kendrick Good Luck and keep up the good work
$10.00
Law Office of Yunuen B. Mora Thanks for helping low income students!
$10.00
R. Penalba Rooting for you and your class :)
$15.00
Rita Encarnacion Good luck, Jerico!
$80.00
John C Best wishes!
$40.00
Marina Hoag Best wishes to you and your class :)
$10.00
Mrs. Neely Keep up the great work!!
$10.00
F. Sta. Ines Keep up the good work!
$20.00
mitee tuason gr8 job! may u be blessed more 4 ur good deed!
$20.00
Savy Best of luck Jerico!
$50.62
DT Jerico is a HEROico!...haha
$10.00
Carla good luck!
$25.00

Donation Summary

Raised Offline
$640
Raised Online
$2,360
Total Raised
$3,000
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