“Washing one’s hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral.” – Paulo Freire
Now that we’ve gotten through the California College application season and had time to take a quick breather, now is the time to get started on the financial aid process!
Although, many students end up qualifying for financial aid from the federal and state governments, nowadays that may not be enough. So how do we fill in that gap and make college affordable to our students that are in need? SCHOLARSHIPS…!
One of the biggest scholarships available up for grabs is the Gates Millennium Scholarship (GMS)! The great thing about the GMS is that it can be applied to nearly any school that recipients
Many thanks to all of the folks who came out The Spot’s Winter Holiday Party!
A great time was had by many and no one left with on an empty stomach!
Many thanks to all the folks who helped plan the party, including Asian Health Services Youth Program, Banteay Srei, The OYEA program, AYPAL, and also to Hai Vo for cooking up such wonderful food as well!!
Please enjoy the pictures below!
The Spot is a collaborative youth center in Oakland Chinatown that supports comprehensive positive youth development to prevent violence and foster healthy transitions into adulthood. The Spot’s offers programs and activities that build young people’s competence in multiple arenas, as well as develop their confidence, connection to people and institutions, character, and compassion. The theme of the youth center is “Ready for the Future” and The Spot’s culturally attuned activities will include tiered mentorship, leadership roles, and internships for youth to gain knowledge and skills in health and wellness, history and culture, job training/college readiness, and leadership. Instead of merely being a space with co-located services, The Spot will be coordinated to provide a web of support and opportunities for youth and young adults. This web of support requires both a strong infrastructure for administrative as well as program coordination plus anchor partners with youth development expertise in program provision in the content areas.