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Holiday Fund: East Palo Alto students gain direction from 'Be the First'

Original post made on Nov 26, 2011

Woodside High School sophomore Bianca Trujillo went from failing grades to straight As last year and is now looking forward to college. The reason for her newfound success? Her participation in "Be the First," a program run by the St. Francis of Assisi Youth Club in East Palo Alto.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, November 25, 2011, 8:50 AM

Comments (5)

Posted by sandy, a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Nov 26, 2011 at 9:10 am

Practice is the basic word while it comes to math. Math is a boon and learning is always fun if taken in the right spirit. Students should not avoid math and should learn it well from the very beginning. Besides parents and school teachers, they can ask online math tutors for help. There are several online tutoring services available to help them, irrespective of the grade. Some of them specialize in math, for instance, tutorteddy.


Posted by Yasmin, a resident of East Palo Alto
on Nov 26, 2011 at 1:00 pm

The silence here is deafening. I wonder why such positive news articles about the East Palo Alto community always receive so few comments...

Anyhow, this story is nothing short of amazing. Every individual has the potential for success, and hard work always pays off. Kudos to Ms. Trujillo and the Be The First program! Keep up the great work.


Posted by Mar, a resident of East Palo Alto
on Nov 28, 2011 at 10:18 am

Thank you for the Kudos Yasmin, as the Club Director of the St. Francis of Assisi Youth Club Bianca serves as an inspiring teen and a great example of the work we do with our kids in East Palo Alto. For the kids at the Youth Club East Palo Alto is nothing but a great community that gives them the opportunities they need to better achive in their future!


Posted by Hmmm, a resident of East Palo Alto
on Nov 28, 2011 at 12:08 pm

Sadly, Yasmin is correct. This is wonderful news to read, but it's unfortunate only a few of us have posted comments.

I've had great interactions w/St. Francis of Assisi's various programs through the years, including their youth club. They do great work on a small budget. I'm so glad to have them in the community & give thanks for their supporters.

I would love to read more stories about this organization.


Posted by win, a resident of St. Claire Gardens
on Nov 28, 2011 at 12:11 pm

Me,three,you,two.


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