59% of Americans are Just One Paycheck Away from Homelessness
Homelessness is a complex issue that often goes unspoken. The gap between making it and homelessness is shrinking, even in Silicon Valley, one of the richest areas in the country. Some people have to sleep on the sidewalk because they can’t afford rent, and yet there is a common notion that homelessness is a choice. This is not true in the majority of cases.
Homelessness is often caused by factors beyond a person’s control, such as: job loss, medical bills, domestic violence, mental illness, substance abuse, and lack of affordable housing. People who are homeless are often stigmatized and discriminated against. They may have difficulty finding work, housing, and healthcare. They may also be victims of crime and violence.
We need to talk about homelessness and challenge the stigma that surrounds it. To give you a much better perspective, please watch this short video.
Education is the key to endless opportunities. 2024 Learn Now Summer Program.
We provide low income families with elementary age children who need extra help in school with a FREE Summer program in downtown San Jose. Muindi Foundation’s Summer LearnNow program is as unique as our students and is designed to support students for their upcoming academic year and help kids reach proficiency levels necessary to successfully progress through school. Our summer program serves children entering grades K-5th who need extra help in school.
In our program, we will be focusing on building competencies in reading, writing and math in a fun and safe environment. Our goal is for our students to develop strong academic skills, enjoy learning, and build life-changing positive relationships. Our Summer LearnNow Program combines academic support, mentoring and one-on-one tutoring designed to prevent “summer learning loss” with enrichment activities and local field trips that expand the students’ learning. Students participate in group games and physical activities, work in small groups to solve STEM-based learning projects and continue to develop Language Arts and Math skills in fun and creative environments and explore new places.
Help a child attend our program! Your monthly commitment helps defray the costs of our free Learn Now Summer Program, including trained instruction, school supplies, lunch and snacks.
Contact us to find out more about volunteer opportunities, fundraising events, and ways that you can get our message to your friends and family.