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Transforming Lives & Impacting Generations

Transforming Lives & Impacting Generations

Tis the season to be jolly…

We can’t believe another year is almost over! There is so much to be thankful for. We are so thankful that you joined in our shared mission to end generational homelessness and for all you do to keep our work going.

As we emerge from the pandemic, we are grateful to reconnect in-person with you and your families.

In 2022, we continued our bi-monthly distribution of hygiene and toiletry supplies to homeless camps in downtown San Jose. From your continued support we were able to distribute over 10,000 hygiene, toiletry, and clothing items to the most vulnerable in our community.

During the pandemic our organization also identified and responded to a need to support at-risk elementary age children as they adapted to home-schooling. With the onset of the pandemic, not only were families experiencing homelessness, food insecurity and financial hardship, the children were also not able to attend school in-person and most of them did not have access to laptops, internet and help with schoolwork.

With your support, we were able to launch a six-week Summer LearnNow program. Children experiencing homelessness or extreme poverty often lack the support and resources needed to excel in school. With this in mind, our Summer LearnNow program was free for qualified elementary aged children and focused on building competency in reading, writing and math. Our program worked to combat summer learning loss and provided support services, including nutritional snacks and meals, confidence-building activities, and safe supervision. Above all else, our students received personal mentorship from adults invested in their success and well-being. It was a big change for our team, but the program was a success. So much so that we are proud to announce that beginning in January 2023 we are expanding our LearnNow program to include a Winter and Spring After School Homework Club which will operate Monday – Thursday from 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm. The After School Homework Club will focus on the same core competencies piloted in our Summer Program, and we are so excited to continue supporting students and families in the New Year.

All of this would not have been possible without our dedicated supporters and volunteers who continue to show up for us and our community.

As we reflect on 2022, the Muindi Foundation team is continuing to dream big, but we cannot do it without you. We invite you to partner with us to support children who come from low-income and underserved communities in Silicon Valley and change the trajectory of their lives through positive mentorship and educational success.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We are forever grateful to enter 2023 with you by our side.