Stories of Impact
It was the afternoon of December 21, 2017 and teachers in the San Francisco Unified School District were mere moments away from a well-deserved winter break. Marisa Martinez, kindergarten teacher at Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy, was not closing her door, but opening it. Ms. Martinez was returning from a semester of bereavement leave after losing her daughter, Zamora Moon, to an aggressive and incurable brain cancer known as Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG).
#HourOfCode swept the nation as a hallmark of Computer Science Education Week (December 4 – 10, 2017), during which 10 of SFUSD’s elementary and middle schools teamed up with the Education Fund to bring volunteers into classrooms.
When teacher Kimberly Rosario faced a difficult year, dedicated volunteers stepped up to surround her and her students with support.
San Francisco Education Fund volunteer Andrew Nance received the national Points of Light award for his mindfulness work in San Francisco public schools.
Our Literacy Program volunteer Steve helped one student improve seven guided reading levels, according to his teacher!
“I am Nikki’s biggest fan,” a volunteer who works with Ms. Nikki Taura said.