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Back to School Picnic with College Connect

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014 in College Connect

Back to School Picnic with College Connect

On Friday August 18th College Connect celebrated the start of a new school year with our annual Back to School picnic.  The purpose of the picnic is to connect College Connect students and their families. This year, the focus of the event was solidarity, healing and sharing of narratives. The day started with lunch and sharing foods representative of the different countries our students represent.  The picnic was a potluck, and students brought...

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Meet Cohort 7: Maurice

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in College Connect

Meet Cohort 7: Maurice

Maurice Finely Jr. was born and raised in the midst of the hustle and bustle of San Francisco. He attends Mission High School and enjoys spending time with his friends, shopping, dirt biking, and playing football. This summer he is working with Friends of The Urban Forest, planting trees and taking care of the side walk gardens to keep San Francisco beautiful and healthy. He has always found math interesting and would like to study...

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College Connect’s Career Week Fun

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in College Connect

College Connect’s Career Week Fun

Meet Gavin Li, a second year UC Berkeley student as well as a member of Mission Graduates’ Cohort 5. He is kicking off our College Connect blog series with a great piece on Career Week! Last week was Career Week at Mission Graduates, and it was full of activities designed to help College Connect students figure out just what in the world we want to do with our lives. The activities consisted of panels of professionals, tours of startup tech...

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Meet Cohort 7: Anabell

Posted by on Jul 17, 2014 in College Connect

Meet Cohort 7: Anabell

Anabell Gimena was born and raised right here in beautiful San Francisco. She likes and appreciates the diversity that San Francisco has to offer, as she says living in the city, “there is no choice but to be open.” For her there are so many people to meet and activities to take part in that people who live in San Francisco can’t help but be open to new and interesting things, “it’s like having a new experience everyday.” Anabell currently...

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Marshall Parents Graduate With Improved English Skills

Posted by on May 27, 2014 in Parent Partners

Marshall Parents Graduate With Improved English Skills

Last week we celebrated the Graduation Ceremony for the parent ESL class at Marshall, taught by Julie McNamara (who also is the 4th grade coordinator for the Extended Day Program at Marshall). All the students were given a copy of a cookbook that was created collaboratively by all the students in the class and then Marshall Principal, Peter Avila, and Family Liaison, Araceli Villalobos, helped to pass out certificates for all 12 students who...

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