Monday, February 22, 2010

YES! Si Se Puede

I just love meeting with our Youth Education Task Force Leader, Leticia. Her passion for students and their families oozes out of her pores. She loves students as Christ loves them and it is a huge witness to me.

This past Friday, we met with her to catch up on what is currently happening in our local middle schools. She comes in using Somatra (another key volunteer in homelessness) as a crutch to walk due to her arthritis. Leti gives me a big hug and is so excited to share her stories.

Hamilton Middle School just received a 900K grant with CSULB and YMCA to fund "YES! Si Se Puede". 34 Latino students will receive academic mentoring, digital media skills, career development, college preparation and physical fitness activities for three years. They hope to promote health and academic success to create a better message of Latino leadership. Unfortunately, only 15 families applied for the program. So Leti and a friend spent the weekend calling families. On the last day to turn in applications 40 families applied! Leti praised God for answering her prayers and could not hold back her tears. I cannot help but think how fitting the name is for this program and even for this specific situation.

Si Se Puede!
Yes, We Can!

I am so thankful to God that He has placed people like Leticia into our school system.

We have a current opportunity to provide snack packs for 1000 students at their annual Math Madness and Vocabulary event on March 6th. We need 1000 snack packs (bottle of water, granola bar, and fruit snack) on March 5th. If you would like to join with Leticia and Kingdom Causes please contact us at

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Homelessness Assistance Training Feb 20th!

Saturday, February 20, 2010 9 AM - 12 PM
Long Beach Rescue Mission Samaritan House
1335 Pacific Ave, Long Beach (map)

Come learn from a panel of homelessness leaders in Long Beach!

Some of the topics covered are:
  • What do I do when someone comes to me or my church asking for help?
  • What resources can I refer people to?
  • How can I tell if someone has a legitimate need?
  • When is NOT providing the requested assistance the right thing to do?
Who should attend?
  • Church staff (pastors, administrative assistants, etc.)
  • Church leaders who deal with financial requests for assistance
  • Anyone with a heart to help
All are welcomed! Please let us know if you plan on coming! Refreshments will be provided.
Contact Susana at or 562-961-1902

If you know anyone who would benefit from this training feel free to pass along this information to them!