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2003 Holiday Fund
Grant Recipients

Following is a list of this year's recipients:

Achievekids Visual and performing arts education and training in its special education school.-- $5,000

Adolescent Counseling Services On Campus Counseling Program to middle and high school students in Palo Alto, Menlo Park.-- $7,500

Art in Action Outreach art program in several East Palo Alto public schools. --$3,000

Bayshore Christian Ministries Funding for supplies and equipment for children in the KidSmart after-school tutoring program.-- $3,000

California Family Foundation Beechwood School’s enrichment program including music, art, drama, technology, community service and outdoor education. -- $4,000

CAR Renovations for new Integrated Preschool, mixing normally developing kids with those with developmental disabilities. -- $3,000

Challenge Learning Center Youth Leadership and Community Service program teaching a variety of leadership and public speaking skills.-- $5,000

Children’s Day in EPA Underwriting for Children’s Day in the Park, a free, fun-filled day with activities for parents and families. -- $4,000

Cleo Eulau Center Collaborative Counseling Program in Community School South in East Palo Alto. -- $5,000

Community Breast Health Project Gabriella Paster Program, providing patient navigation services for women and their families.-- $5,000

Community Legal Services in EPA Fresh Lifelines for Youth, a pilot program teaching young people about the law and judicial process.-- $5,000

East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Provide small grants to educators on a quick turn-around basis. -- $7,500

East Palo Alto YMCA Summer Day Camp serving 350-500 youth ages five through twelve. -- $7,500

Ecumenical Hunger Program Children’s Resource Center, a program dedicated to meeting the needs of low income children and families.-- $7,500

El Carmelo Elementary School Computer and electronic aids to children who are learning English. -- $1,000

Environmental Volunteers Palo Alto Baylands Ecology Program reaching students and teachers in surrounding communities. -- $3,000

Family & Children Services Early childhood services to children, parents and caregivers at fifteen childcare sites. -- $5,000

Family Connections Six week summer school program for low income families. -- $5,000

Foundation for a College Education College Bound program, including special workshops on various college preparedness topics.-- $5,000

Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo Science outreach program in the Ravenswood School District. -- $7,500

Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library To support Homework Helper Programs at the Mitchell Park Library and at Jordan Middle School, by establishing a new program at the PA Main library. -- $4,000

Girls Club of the Mid-Peninsula Music learning program including practice, rehearsal and concerts. -- $4,000

Hidden Villa An exchange program between elementary classes in East Palo Alto and Menlo Park called “Two School Friends Program.” -- $7,500

I Have a Dream Summer enrichment program for 60 third graders at Costano School, providing academic support in a safe environment. -- $5,000

Inn Vision/Urban Ministry Community Safety Net Program offering free services to families and children at risk of becoming homeless.-- $7,500

Jordan Middle School PTA Support for Jordan Homework Center, an after-school study center for all Jordan students. -- $3,000

Mayview Community Health Center Family Stability Project, helping families with medical expenses who have recently lost insurance or employment. -- $5,000

New Creation Home Ministries Supports New Creation Home which helps young mothers learn independent life skills. -- $5,000

OICW Teacher for the toddler and preschool Child Development Centers serving low income families. -- $2,500

Pacific Art League of Palo Alto Traveling Art Program (TAP), serving children in hospitals, shelters, community service agencies & youth groups.-- $4,500

Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Cultural Kaleidoscope art education program partnering Palo Alto and Ravenswood schools. -- $5,000

Palo Alto Housing Corporation Support production costs of the Family Services newsletter, serving 410 families at 16 PAHC housing sites.-- $3,000

Palo Alto Library Foundation Helps fund the remaining portion of the capital campaign for the Children’s Library. -- $5,000

Palo Alto Medical Foundation-Collaborative Supports the PAUSD andCommunity Drug & Alcohol Prevention Collaborative. -- $5,000

Palo Alto Senior High School Choir Provides partial scholarships to PAHS Choir members for tour of Spain and France. -- $2,500

PAUSD Music Department Transporting students between school districts, music instruction books and instrument maintenance and repair. -- $5,000

Parents Place Family Resource Center To improve the quality of childcare and intervene on behalf of at-risk children at five Palo Alto childcare centers.-- $2,500

Pathways Hospice Foundation Pathways KIDS program providing care for families whose children have life threatening illnesses, grief support. -- $5,000

Raices de Mexico Scholarships for youngsters learning about Mexican folklore and dance. -- $2,000

Ravenswood City School District-Health Services To develop & implement a comprehensive sexuality education and pregnancy prevention program for 5th and 8th grade students. -- $9,000

St. Elizabeth Seton School Extended day program staff assistance. -- $7,500

St. Vincent de Paul Society Emergency rent, rental deposits and utility assistance. -- $5,000

Support Network for Battered Women To support the cost of the Shelter Children’s Coordinator. -- $5,000

Teach for America Supports TFA teachers in East Palo Alto. -- $5,000

TheatreWorks TheatreWorks for Schools Program. -- $3,000

YES Reading Materials for one-on-one volunteer tutoring for Belle Haven School students.-- $5,000

YMCA of the Mid-Peninsula After school Youth Activity Center and Computer Lab in the Ventura neighborhood. -- $7,500

Youth Community Service General support for the community service and leadership program. -- $7,500

ZOHAR To provide weekly IndepenDANCE instruction to underserved and special needs children throughout the Palo Alto area.-- $2,000

Child Care-Capital Grants

Children’s Center of the Stanford Community To upgrade the Tiny Kids Place yard. -- $2,500

Covenant Children’s Center Replace the rain/shade cover in the infant Toddler play area. -- $5,000

Friends Nursery School To replace old cupboards and shelving in the Block Room with earthquake safe and non-tip shelving. -- $5,000

GeoKids To install a shading structure in the preschool playground.-- $3,400

Mini Infant Center To replace old furniture and create a second diaper changing area. -- $3,000

Palo Alto Community Child Care Refurbish interior floors at the College Terrace Children’s Center. -- $2,000

The Children’s Pre-School Center to replace worn flooring, worn shelving and to paint the preschool center.-- $5,000

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