Pyramids, Pillars, and the Pantheon

Pyramids, pillars, and the pantheon were on the mind of third-grade students at VU over the past few weeks as they worked on their ancient civilizations projects. As the students dove headfirst into making their posters, volunteers also introduced the topics of planning and preparation. “First, let’s talk about what information do…

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A Generous Gift

A big thank you to the Westfield High School Spanish Honor Society  for making Vecinos Unidos the recipient of their December fundraising! Carolina Sosa, president of the WHS Spanish Honor Society, presented VU with $330 in gift cards that the members collected during December. The cards will be used for healthy snacks…

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New Year’s Appreciations

Instead of resolutions, VU is focusing on appreciations. So many folks helped us out in 2013 with volunteering, donations, and services that we have to express our gratitude! The VU board is so fortunate to have delightful  students and dedicated volunteers and the great services of the Neighborhood Resource Center and Cornerstones…

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Wish List

There’s an air of excitement at VU this week leading up to the winter break. Homework for some has been light, but others are working on multipart projects. Last night I helped one of our students write a four paragraph essay about a biography he read, one of several components of…

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Fall Flurry

We’ve had a flurry of students in the homework assitance program over the last few weeks.  Great attendance numbers in the high teens mean that our students find us valuable, but they can put a strain on our volunteer force. With 2:1 ratio, it’s sometimes hard to ensure that all students…

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Look What the VU Elf Found

Just because VU is not in session, doesn’t mean that the VU elf hasn’t been busy doing one of her favorite things–shopping! Take a look at the new  games, puzzles, and other educational materials that will be available to capture the interest of students when they return in July for the summer program and in…

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