Celebrating our volunteers

On Tuesday, May 15, Healthy Cities Tutoring held its 22nd annual Volunteer Recognition Reception to celebrate and honor the 404 volunteers who made a difference in the lives of our students this year.

The room in the Adult Community Center in San Carlos was filled to the brim with Healthy Cities volunteers, teachers, parents, students and supporters from the community to celebrate this year’s volunteers.

The reception began with opening remarks from San Carlos Mayor Bob Grassilli, San Carlos School Board Board President Eirene Chen, Redwood City School Board Vice President Dennis McBride and  Healthy Cities Tutoring Board member Marianne Jett. Additional speakers at the event included parent Natalie Berg, tutors Christine Louie

and Hans Logie, student Jaydon Vazquez and parent Vanessa Patino.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Certificates of appreciation were handed out to all of the volunteer tutors. In addition, HCT was proud to honor the tutors who have reached a noteworthy tutoring anniversary:

20 years Tutoring Award Recipient:

  • Susan Day

15 years  Tutoring Award Recipients:

  • Sharon Gee
  • Lauren Pachkowski

10 years Tutoring Award Recipients:

  • Mike King
  • Andy Klein
  • Donna Williamson

5 years Tutoring Award Recipients:

  • Joe Brennan
  • Georganna Butts
  • Paul Caamano
  • Mardee Costa
  • Kathy Diekroeger
  • Paula Ebejer-Moffitt
  • Andrea Hernacki
  • Katie Kenning
  • Chris King
  • Barbara Louie
  • Joan Mannion
  • Megan Murray
  • Jean Oxton
  • JD Paul
  • Mia Rosenblatt
  • Janet Soli
  • Jay Strauss
  • Betty Strombom
  • Nancy Tovar

Many thanks to all of our volunteer tutors and the support form the broader community that makes this work possible!

volunteer recognition on Tuesday, May 15

Please join us for our 22nd annual Volunteer Recognition Reception as we honor the 2017-2018 Healthy Cities Tutoring volunteers. Everyone involved in the program is welcome: tutors, students, parents, teachers, staff, donors and community members.

All volunteers will receive a Certificate of Appreciation and a small gift of thanks. Refreshments will be provided following the program.

To rsvp click here. For questions or more information call (650) 508-7327 or email Donna Becht at dbecht@healthycitiestutoring.org.

We hope you will join our celebration!

Changes ahead – Donna Becht stepping down

After 21 years leading the work of Healthy Cities Tutoring, Executive Director Donna Becht, is stepping down this fall. Donna will continue with the organization during the transition.

The organization is seeking a collaborative community leader and hands-on director who will continue to inspire, guide and lead the the organization. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the fundraising, marketing, finances, administration and programs under the guidance of the strategic plan. Interested candidates for this position are encouraged to apply.

Click here for full job description and instructions to apply.

Workshop “How to support the reluctant learner”

Please join us for an interesting workshop on how to support the reluctant learner on Thursday, March 15 from 7:00-8:30 pm. 

Shannon McGilloway, School-Based Counselor and Mental Health Lead for the San Carlos School District will present this topic in the Central Middle School Library. Parents and Healthy Cities tutors are all welcome to attend.

Where: Central Middle School Library
Time: 7:00-8:30 pm

Please rsvp here for attending the workshop

In addition we are offering a tutor information session for anyone interested in becoming a volunteer with Healthy Cities Tutoring. This session precedes the math training and is being held from 6:15-7:00 pm, also at Central Middle School. Hope you can join us and help us support more children on our waiting lists.

Any questions, email info@healthycitiestutoring.org or call 650 508-7327.

Workshop “How to support your student in math”

Please join us on Tuesday, February 13 for a workshop on helping your student in math. Parents and Healthy Cities tutors are all welcome!

What will be covered? Guidelines on working with students in math (both elementary and middle school), plus resources, tools and strategies for teaching math. The workshop will be led by 4th grade teacher and a middle school math teacher.

Where: Central Middle School Library
Time: 7:00-8:30 pm

Please rsvp here for attending the workshop

In addition we are offering a tutor information session for anyone interested in becoming a volunteer with Healthy Cities Tutoring. This session precedes the math training and is being held from 6:15-7:00 pm, also at Central Middle School. Hope you can join us and help us support more children on our waiting lists.

Any questions, email info@healthycitiestutoring.org or call 650 508-7327.

Scholarship Award Program

We have exciting news for high school seniors. Healthy Cities Tutoring will award TWO (2) $500-$750 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who volunteered for two or more years as a Healthy Cities tutor and plan to attend a 2 or 4 year college or trade school.

Click here for more information.