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The Mayor’s Gala Benefiting The Leaven
Sunday September 29, 2019
The Meritage Resort and Spa

We invite you to join us, as we raise funds to bring The Leaven to even more communities, and strengthen our existing centers. Learn More >>

Articles & Press Releases

Alisa Didn’t Have a Chance By the fourth grade, she could barely read at a first grade level. And her math skills were just as bad. Her life at home was a dismal. Brothers who were known as troublemakers in the community, little income coming to the family, a missing father . . . and Alisa wa...Read more >
One of The Leaven’s proudest partnerships is our close ties to the military men and women of Travis Air Force Base. Recently, Mark Lillis had the opportunity to attend a training exercise known as Mobility Guardian at the Air Force’s Joint Base Lewis-McChord, home of the I Corps and 62nd Airlift...Read more >
Each of our 16 Leaven centers provide year-round tutoring and mentoring to up to 30 students, but they offer another essential service that is part of why our programs are so successful at reducing crime: a safe place. In addition to providing a fun and productive environment for learning, each of o...Read more >


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