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A Special Invitation to Volunteer in the Community - 1000 Hearts for 1000 Minds
Monday, Jan. 23, 2012
“For only one hour a week, you can change the life of a child.”
The Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG) is reaching out to its members encouraging us to participate in the program, 1000 Hearts for 1000 Minds, to inspire our Valley’s students. As a member of SVLG, Santa Clara University is a prime source of volunteers who can make a difference in the education of young people in our community. Launched by SVLG, along with the City of San Jose, and endorsed by the Cities Association of Santa Clara County, 1000 Hearts for 1000 Minds endeavors to narrow the achievement gap in Silicon Valley by leveraging the creative energy of our workforce and residents – the world’s most innovative workforce and residents – to support our students who are struggling most in the core areas of literacy, math and science. The objective is to find 1000 caring adult volunteers to serve as tutors and mentors to 1000 K-8 public school students.
1000 Hearts for 1000 Minds makes it easy to turn a small amount of time into a big impact. Volunteers are asked to commit as little as one hour a week for as few as 8-12 weeks. For more information about how you can help to transform the educational trajectory of 1000 Silicon Valley students, visit www.hearts4minds.org or contact Natasha Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org, 408-501-7874.