Getting Settled

Along with our returning students, we have welcomed five new learners to VU homework assistance. We have a waiting list with lots more kids on it, and we are continually reevaluating whether we can add more according to the number of volunteers available to support them and the physical space…

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Giving the Gift of Time

  “We couldn’t do it without you.” That sentiment has never been uttered more sincerely  or appropriately than on April 16 at the VU volunteer appreciation dinner. All VU volunteers–from the president of the board to the newest homework helper–donate their time. And although everyone appreciated the lovely dinner and…

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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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100 Students? No Fooling?

100 students receive VU  homework assistance last night!  Volunteers work miracles. Of course that’s an April Fool’s untruth, but I sure wish we could help that many students in our program. As we near the final stretch of the school year (one student told me last night that there are 59 days of…

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Scared of the Dark?

When it gets dark so early in late fall, I just want to stay inside after work. Fortunately, VU students are not afraid of the dark or deterred by it one bit. Nor are the dedicated volunteers. Monday night we had 16 students and 10 volunteers and on Tuesday we had 21 students…

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Web of Support

At the risk of jinxing it, I have to acknowledge the fabulous run we are having at VU. We have had an average of about 14 students per day and a tremendous turnout of volunteers. Things are picking up now and students have more and more-complex homework, but they are working…

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And Away We Go

VU is now well underway for the 2012-13 school year. It’s really great to see familiar faces return after the summer break–and I mean my fellow volunteers as well as the students! We have also welcomed some new scholars so far this year and look forward to adding more as we…

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Volunteers Love Leap Year

Leap year is popular among those who born on February 29, but it’s also a great event because it gives volunteers one more day to work with the students at VU! Leap day was a busy one with 18 students and 8 volunteers. Not even close to our goal of one-to-one, but…

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