Events

At 12 Midnight, the East Palo Alto Teen Home started participating in the 2nd Annual Silicon Valley Gives event! In this historic event, people are coming together to make financial contributions in a 24-hour online fundraising effort to show their support to non-profit organizations that are making a positive difference in the lives of others here in the San Francisco Bay Area. Founded and established by Sheila George, the Executive Director, the East Palo Alto Teen Home offers support services, education, and life skills training to teen residents who come from Child Protective Services and Juvenile Detention Centers from various California counties.

Since April 1992, the East Palo Alto Teen Home has been organized to help teenage women and teen mothers with children, who are group home residents, to become fully functioning members of society by providing access to social, educational, and employment opportunities that exist within and outside of the community of East Palo Alto. For the Silicon Valley Gives 2015 fundraising campaign, the East Palo Alto Teen Home is seeking donations to (1) expand its current youth program services, (2) establish special project components, and (3) raise funds to finance a two-week Cultural Enrichment Program to take a group of teens and chaperones to Ghana, Africa in Summer 2016.

Please consider making a financial donation to support the work of the East Palo Alto Teen Home. You can find out more about the organization and the various ways that you can financially by visiting this link: http://www.razoo.com/story/East-Palo-Alto-Teen-Home. Thank you for the consideration that you will give to this request. Happy Giving!


 


 

At 12 Midnight, a most historic event will be happening here in East Palo Alto! Silicon Valley Gives will be launching it’s first-ever 24-hour online fundraising effort here in the San Francisco Bay Area. That’s when everything starts for the East Palo Alto Teen Home to get your financial support for the work that it does in the community to provide programs and services to benefit teenage women and teen mothers with children in a group home environment. Founded and established by Sheila George, the Executive Director, the East Palo Alto Teen Home offers support services, education, and life skills training to teen residents who come from Child Protective Services and Juvenile Detention Centers from various California counties.

For the Silicon Valley Gives fundraising campaign, the East Palo Alto Teen Home is seeking donations to (1) expand its current youth program services, (2) establish special project components, and (3) raise funds to finance a two-week Cultural Enrichment Program to take a group of teens and chaperones to Ghana, Africa in June 2015. Thanks to a successful collaborative book drive project with the East Palo Alto Library and Friends of the East Palo Alto Library, which took place between January and April 2014, more than 2,000 children books were collected to establish two libraries in rural communities in Ghana for elementary school children, grades 4-8. Work is currently underway, through the African Library Project, to make arrangements for the East Palo Alto Teen Home group to visit both libraries, while the group visits Ghana next Summer 2015.

Please consider making a financial donation to support the work of the East Palo Alto Teen Home. You can find out more about the organization and the various ways that you can financially by visiting this link: http://www.razoo.com/story/East-Palo-Alto-Teen-Home. Thank you for the consideration that you will give to this request. Happy Giving!


 

Parking Lot Car Wash
On Saturday, April 6, 2013, the East Palo Alto Teen Home Poets will be hosting a “Parking Lot Car Wash” event for the general public from 11:00–4:00 PM. The event will be held in the parking lot of the Community Church of East Palo Alto, which is located at 2201 University Avenue. All proceeds will benefit a college tour in Washington, DC, by a group of (25) East Palo Alto Teen Home residents, youth from the community, and adult chaperones, during the week of April 14th. Your support to and participation in the youth’s efforts to help raise money for this great cause would be greatly appreciated. For more information, call the East Palo Alto Teen Home at (650) 324-8487.


Free Electronics Waste Recycling Day

On Saturday, March 9th, the East Palo Alto Teen Home will be partnering with the Community Church of East Palo Alto in a fundraising project to co-host a Free Electronics Waste Recycling Day by teaming up with Golden State Recycling. The recycling collection event will be held from 11:00 AM—3:00 PM at 2201 University Avenue in East Palo Alto in the parking lot of the Community Church. If you have unwanted or non-working electronic items in your home or office, this event will provide you with an opportunity to give them away to be recycled. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the East Palo Alto Teen Home at (650) 324-8487.


About Poetess Ge’ylah Jones
For over fifteen years, award-winning performance poet, motivational speaker, and author Ge’ylah Jones has entertained college and university students nationwide with the dynamic one-woman show, “Power of the Tongue.”

Her amazing performance of popular African American poetry within “Power of the Tongue” has moved many renowned writers to applaud her “flawless” ability to capture the meaning of their work(s). For more information about Poetess Ge’ylah Jones, please visit her website at: www.powerofthetongue.com.

Click here to download the Program Booklet for this event.