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Every Student, Every Day Intern Stories: Chelsea Builds Empathy

By |2020-01-17T19:05:05+00:00January 6th, 2020|Categories: Early Childhood Success|

Every Student, Every Day Intern Stories: Chelsea Builds Empathy “I didn’t know what social work in a school setting would look like,” explains Chelsea Guevara, an SDSU senior majoring in Social Work who was chosen to be part of United Way’s Every Student, Every Day cohort. The absence intervention initiative coordinates schools,

Summer Reading Reaches New Heights

By |2020-01-22T20:17:59+00:00October 23rd, 2019|Categories: Early Childhood Success|

Summer Reading Reaches New Heights Fifty-six books over four weeks. Jackson Ellis may have set a record at last summer’s Readers in the Heights (RITH), a literacy initiative, coordinated by United Way of San Diego County, that brings summer enrichment opportunities to elementary students in City Heights. “It was shocking to us, too,”

Every Student, Every Day Intern Stories: Haley

By |2020-01-17T19:17:36+00:00June 4th, 2019|Categories: Early Childhood Success|

Every Student Every Day Intern: Haley Discusses Attendance Fundamentals Building Blocks to Everyday Attendance Second-grader Samuel didn't turn in his homework a single day. Not once. Chronically absent, he struggled to get to school on time, and social work intern Haley Smith needed to find out why. "He used to have his

Every Student, Every Day Intern Stories: Sadia

By |2020-01-23T22:31:09+00:00April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Early Childhood Success, Volunteer|

Every Student Every Day Intern Stories: Sadia One Recipe for Student Success: A Little Help from Everybody A former refugee from Somalia, Sadia Said, who grew up in Libya then moved to Egypt and eventually emigrated to America, knows it takes a little help from a lot of people to succeed in

Every Student, Every Day Intern Stories: Dominique

By |2020-01-17T19:11:00+00:00March 19th, 2019|Categories: Early Childhood Success|

Every Student, Every Day Intern Stories: Dominique SDSU Senior Dominique Patton always knew she was interested in helping kids, “I just didn’t want to be their teacher!” she laughs. On a more serious note, she adds that although her immediate family was middle class, seeing her extended family in South Central LA