Grace Place Reopens for Summer Programs

2020-06-12T13:30:51+00:00June 12th, 2020|Adult Education, After-School Elementary, After-School High School, After-School Middle School, AP Leadership, Bright Beginnings, Change Makers, COVID-19, Family Literacy, General News, School Age Programs, Staff|

We are pleased to announce our reopening for early childhood, youth and adult education summer programming. Grace Place summer programs include a nine-week Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) class which began on June 8, a six-week elementary and middle school summer program beginning June 15, a five-week virtual high school program beginning June 15, and a combination [...]

#GracePlaceHeroes, Our Talented Teachers

2020-05-14T18:32:48+00:00May 8th, 2020|Bright Beginnings, Change Makers, COVID-19, Family Literacy, General News|

Celebrating our #GracePlaceHeroes We’d like to spotlight some of our amazing teachers - Mr. Josiah, Miss Rebecca, Ms. Tatiana, Miss Quela, and Ms. Henri. They have spent days and weeks constructing new materials in new formats for online instruction. They’ve created innovative approaches to teaching and continue to spend vast amounts of time answering questions, working with students [...]

Staying connected to our Grace Place Family

2020-05-08T14:29:16+00:00May 8th, 2020|Bright Beginnings, Family Literacy, General News|

Stephanie was first inducted into the Grace Place family the way many join, at the insistence of a current student. Usbeidy, who along with her three young children are long-time students at Grace Place, provided the first spark. When Usbeidy met Stephanie and her two-and-a-half-year-old son Anthony at swim class, it didn’t take long for [...]

#GracePlaceHero, Bill Fox

2020-05-06T00:32:06+00:00May 6th, 2020|Change Makers, COVID-19, General News, gtn2020, School Age Programs, Uncategorized|

Bill Fox has volunteered with the high school LEAD program and has served as a Grace Place mentor for the past several years.  Karen Rodino, LEAD Program Site Coordinator, eagerly shared “Bill is always smiling, he has boundless energy, and his enthusiasm is infectious.  Bill treats everyone with respect and dignity and takes the time [...]

#GracePlaceHero, Laura Velasquez

2020-05-07T17:41:16+00:00May 5th, 2020|Change Makers, COVID-19, Family Literacy, General News, gtn2020, Uncategorized|

Laura Velasquez began her Grace Place journey seven years ago as a volunteer. In her fourth year, she joined the Bright Beginnings program with her son, Danilo. Today, she attends the Beginnings 301 course, while Danilo is thriving in the fulltime three-year-old class, and her daughter, Karen, is blossoming in the fulltime two-year-old classroom. Beginnings [...]

Giving Tuesday Now, celebrating #GracePlaceHeroes

2020-05-05T09:57:10+00:00May 4th, 2020|Change Makers, COVID-19, Friday Food Pantry, General News, gtn2020|

Giving Tuesday Now, celebrating our #GracePlaceHeroes Faced with the fear of the unknown amidst the Coronavirus pandemic, communities around the world have continued to come together for one another, bringing hope to many. Our Grace Place community is no different. Teachers and program staff have spent days and weeks constructing new materials [...]

#GracePlaceHeroes: Patty Urrutia

2020-04-30T15:13:55+00:00April 30th, 2020|Change Makers, COVID-19, Friday Food Pantry, General News, Staff, Uncategorized|

We want to recognize and extend a heartfelt thank you to the volunteers, staff, donors, and community partners who have gone above and beyond to lend their time, talent, treasures, and voice to make a difference for Grace Place and its families, especially now. You are all heroes to us. During these challenging times, we're taking a moment to [...]

Grace Place will continue to support students and families through the COVID-19 Crisis

2020-04-29T15:14:17+00:00March 24th, 2020|Adult Education, Change Makers, COVID-19, Family Literacy, General News, School Age Programs, Staff, Uncategorized|

Dear Friends, Thank you for your patience during this unprecedented time of uncertainty and challenging circumstances. Like you, Grace Place is concerned about the spread of COVID-19, and we are doing everything we can to adapt our important work for students and families while protecting our community. As an organization, we have developed a plan [...]

The Road to Kindergarten

2019-11-21T17:53:36+00:00November 20th, 2019|Bright Beginnings, Family Literacy, General News|

The Road to Kindergarten “Gerardo came into my class not knowing any letters and was extremely shy,” said Ms. Henri, Gerardo’s teacher. Gerardo, a Bright Beginnings student, started coming to Grace Place a year ago after his mom, Luisa, noticed he wasn’t socializing well and was not near kindergarten ready. “He was having [...]

And Sew It Begins

2019-10-23T15:14:26+00:00October 23rd, 2019|Adult Education, Bright Beginnings, General News|

And Sew It Begins The new school year is in full swing and our Bright Beginnings students are having fun in our new Sewing class! With help from our talented volunteers and donated sewing machines and fabric, our parents are learning the basics about sewing techniques, expanding their wardrobe, and most importantly, making [...]