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San Mateo County grants $3.2 million to summer programs

Original post made on Apr 12, 2022

San Mateo County is distributing $3.2 million to local summer programs to help combat the so-called summer slide, including ones that operate in East Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Atherton.

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Posted by Native to the BAY
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Apr 12, 2022 at 3:09 pm

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Palo Alto is not listed as a recipient of such grant dollars. The city would do wonders in offsetting lower income families, elderly, teens and children suffering under an oppressive weight in outrageous rent hikes, inflation, rise in crime AND provide for those with less. How? This summer raise the 50% low income scholarship threshold to 80 — 100% outdoor, recreation, music and art programming to our most vulnerable residents. And raise the minimum wage for recreation coaches, art and music teachers who these programs struggle and scramble to hire and retain for the embarrassing low worth wage. It’s a social responsibility of inclusion and equity and the future of our town’s young. Let’s make all feel welcome, part-of and worth more than a deficit, strain on the richest in wealth, money and property. After all, it only takes one positive coach or good teacher to change the life of a child. Than you.

Posted by revdreileen
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Apr 12, 2022 at 5:02 pm

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Native to the BAY, Palo Alto is in Santa Clara County, not San Mateo. Therefore, Palo Alto organizations would not be granted these funds.

Posted by Native to the BAY
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Apr 13, 2022 at 11:10 am

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Thanks revdreEileen. Santa Clara County could do the same.

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