PRLog - April 8, 2014 - SAN FRANCISCO -- Experience Corps Bay Area (ECBA), a research-driven and award-winning youth literacy program serving thousands of Bay Area students, will host its fourth annual Generations of Success event on Sunday, May 4, at the Martin Lawrence Galleries located in Union Square.
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From 1-4 p.m., guests will enjoy an afternoon hosted by seven-time Emmy-winning reporter and KPIX 5 anchor Elizabeth Cook while touring collections of diverse art, dining on delicious fare and a hosted bar. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate ina silent and live auction that will offer a variety of items to choose from, all while raising funds for ECBA.
ECBA is a school-based program of Aspiranet, a leading human services agency dedicated to supporting youth and families in California for the past 39 years. ECBA has been recognized for its efforts to improve the literacy skills of students in kindergarten through third grade by engaging with older adult volunteers so students can become self-sufficient and achieve lifelong success.
"Our work can change the life trajectories of young people as they learn to read and gain hope for the future, and provides them with a vision of their future success,” said Paul Olsen, Director of ECBA. “We cannot continue this work without the support of our community – from our Honorary Committee Members for bringing awareness to our program, to our team of adult literacy volunteers, and the public support we need to continue bringing this program into our schools to improve literacy proficiency.”
What: ECBA's Fourth Annual Generations of Success fundraiser
When: Sunday, May 4, from 1-4 p.m.
Where: Martin Lawrence Galleries, 366 Geary Street, San Francisco
Cost: $100 per person; $25 for educators
Tickets: Space is limited and advanced ticket purchase is highly recommended. Tickets may be purchased at www.experiencecorpsbayarea.org.
About Experience Corps Bay Area
Experience Corps Bay Area mobilizes, trains and matches adults, aged 50 and older, as literacy tutors and mentors to elementary school students who are struggling to reach grade level in reading. ECBA serves 18 of the lowest-income schools throughout the Bay Area in San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley. The program is a win-win for the community, as adult tutors stay active and give back in a meaningful, measurable way, while the students receive consistent, individualized academic and social-emotional support. For more information about the program, visit www.experiencecorpsbayarea.org.
Aspiranet, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charity, supports foster children, siblings, families and the community with 35 core programs offering specialized services throughout 45 locations within California. Aspiranet strengthens children, families and communities through seven core programs including: Foster Care, Adoption, Residential, Transition Age Youth, Behavioral Health, Wraparound and Family and Community Services.
Founded 39 years ago as a six-bed group home for young boys in Moss Beach, Calif., Aspiranet is one of the most diverse nonprofit social service agencies in the state. With a statewide network of innovative services, Aspiranet serves more than 10,000 families each year. For more information, please visit www.aspiranet.org.