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News - April 20, 2012

Around Town

PLANTING THE SEED ... Before Linsanity swept the globe and a Palo Alto High School student became the toast of Big Apple, Jeremy Lin was getting his education at Mustard Seed, a pre-school program at Emerson School in Palo Alto. The program, which offers training in Chinese and English, is set to grow in the coming years thanks to the City Council's decision last week to approve a new Mustard Seed day care center near the Baylands. Lin, a Harvard University alum who now plays for the New York Knicks, did his part to support the new Mustard Seed. In September 2010, when the project was being planned, Lin wrote a letter to the city lauding the program, which he called "extremely helpful in my development as a student and person." He wrote in the letter that at Mustard Seed he "learned the importance of time management, consistent hard work and respect for others peers/teachers, as well as help in school homework." Lin, who was playing for the Golden State Warriors at the time, also alluded to his future plans, none of which involved taking New York City by storm. Instead, Lin wrote, "One day I hope to devote my life to Christian ministry, as well as starting my personal nonprofit foundation devoted to social work in urban communities."

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