Rating: 5 stars 11 reviews
Issues: Children & Youth, Education, Religion
Location: PO Box 348138 Sacramento CA 95834 USA
Evergreen provides 25 kids in 1st through 6th grade with a safe, fun, and nurturing environment in which to work on homework, improve academic skills, and participate in recreational activities. Children are paired with an adult volunteer, a “Study Buddy,” who helps them with homework and develops a mentoring relationship with them. Because we believe strongly in the importance of relationships, we maintain a low child-to-adult ratio (3:1). Each of our Study Buddies works with the same group of kids each week, allowing them to develop a close relationship and establish consistency in the kids’ lives. In addition to working on homework, Evergreen students complete Rocket Math worksheets to improve their math skills and Read Naturally passages to increase their reading fluency. On Fridays, kids participate in Workshops such as art, community newspaper, computers, and sewing. Workshop experiences stimulate their creativity, boost their self-confidence, and help them discover their gifts and talents.
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The Greenhouse serves an area of Sacramento that has more children per square block than anywhere in the county. They have a great Youth Center that is right in the middle of a large apartment complex. They serve children of many nationalities and give them a great place to play, study and enjoy supervised activities. Activities for elementary through the teenage kids include tutoring, leadership training, summer field trips. crafts and organized p;lay to name just a few. We are proud to be a donor and have the highest respect for the staff and the volunteers that serve dozens of children at the Greenhouse each year.
Sachall, Sacramento, California
The GreenHouse understands that the future is in our children. We have been supporters since 2002 when The GreenHouse was launched in a low income Sacramento neighborhood riddled with crime, drugs and poverty. When my husband and I heard about Kacie Stratton's project to do something to help the 567 children living in a one-block area, we immediately made a commitment to become regular financial supporters of The GreenHouse As a former teacher, I am very aware of how important education is for all children, but especially for under privileged children whose parents are unable to provide them with the time, activities, and support that are needed to help raise bright, educated adults. The GreenHouse after school program for grade school, junior high and high school students has seen results such as students working up to grade level for the first time, intellectual curiosity stimulated by field trips that include everything from museums to baseball games to farms. The GreenHouse offers a safe place for children to go when school is out instead of having them wander around the area with no direction or supervision. Every year there is an auction and dinner where supporters get to meet some of the students that are in The GreenHouse program. What has impressed both my husband and me most is the enthusiasm and goal setting that these students have learned. Poverty will never be conquered in our country until it is wiped out with education. The GreenHouse is worthy of being called a Great non-profit because of the difference it is making in children's lives.
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Meeting some of the students who have benefitted from the programs at The GreenHouse.
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