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After-school tutors sought

The Salvation Army’s Tutoring & Mentoring Program needs volunteers for elementary-age students in public schools. Tutoring occurs after school on either Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tutors will be paired with the same student each week, assisting them in reading, math and basic homework assignments. Contact Jennifer Freitas at 535-4251 or Jennifer. Freitas@usw.salvationarmy.org.

Mentor at-risk youth

The Salvation Army and Double Punches Boxing Club seek a mentor for at-risk youth. The mentor receives hands-on training at the Salvation Army, 93 Stony Circle, Santa Rosa. The mentoring occurs Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and includes helping with homework. For information, contact Jennifer Freitas, director of tutoring and mentoring, 542-4251.

Sonoma State brings in record haul at food drive

Over the course of one week, the entire SSU campus worked together to raise more than 1800 pounds of non-perishable goods for the Redwood Empire Food Bank, making it the most successful food drive ever by the University. Coordinated by the campus service organization Join Us Making Progress (JUMP), the partnership with the California State University Employee’s Union (CSUEU) helped JUMP collect monetary donations and food, and connect the campus to the cause of relieving poverty locally. “The need for… Read More »