Giving Thanks

As the Thanksgiving weekend approaches, all of us at The Leaven are reminded that we have so much to be thankful for this year.

65Thanks! This year we have seen even more communities rise. We’ve added a new program in Fairfield and began new centers in Benicia in Northern California and Ontario in Southern California. We also will be opening new programs in Napa and Vacaville in the coming months.

Thanks! Crime rates have fallen by up to 80% over 5 years in some communities, and The Leaven’s on-the-ground presence has mobilized residents to take back their neighborhood from gangs.

Thanks! Students who were struggling in school, unable to read, are not only catching up, but learning to love reading and math.

Thanks! Children who had significant behavior problems are learning, thanks to our mentors and staff, to treat others with respect, and becoming better citizens.

Thanks! We’ve strengthened our partnerships with business, police, fire departments and military; these give our students more role models to look up to.

Thanks! Our volunteers continue to bless our students with their generous gifts of time, patience and love.

Thanks! We have friends like you continuing to support our programs year after year, making us stronger and enabling more boys and girls to benefit from hands-on tutoring and mentoring.

We are so thankful for these things and many more. We hope you and your family have a great Thanksgiving, and we thank you for supporting The Leaven. Together we are helping kids and communities rise!


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