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 Sequoia Adult School Scholars
  Making college a reality for adults who never considered it a possibility  

Sequoia Adult School Scholars (SASS) provides financial support, tutoring, and other assistance to adult students - most working in minimum wage jobs - so they can enroll in community college to continue their education, get jobs that pay family-sustaining wages, and serve as role models and advocates for their children.
                            May 2017
Final Reminder:  
Sampling for Success
Saturday, June 3  
2 to 4 p.m.  
202 Austin Avenue, Atherton
Valet parking
Carpool, if you can

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Many thanks to the more than 100 community members who have contributed to SASS this year! If you are unable to attend our June event, Sampling for Success, but would like to contribute, please
DONATE here  

SASS tutor finds another way to help
SASS tutor Jen Wang provides SASS students with Trader Joe's day-old bread and pastries through OLIO, a free app that connects neighbors with each other and with local businesses so surplus food can be shared, not thrown away. On Sundays, several SASS students pick up bread and other bakery items at Jen's house.  
Jen Wang 
Record number of SASS students honored at Cañada graduation 
On May 27th, fifteen SASS students received a degrees or certificate from Cañada College, up from seven students a year ago.  
SASS grads 
Three students received Associate degrees and will transfer to four-year universities. Katherine Ramirez will study economics at UC Berkeley, Karen Velazquez will study psychology at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and Viridiana Yengle will most likely attend Cal State East Bay to get her special education credential. 
Katherine Ramirez 
Viridiania Yengle
Silvia Gomez is the first SASS student to earn a certificate in medical assisting. In addition, 11 students received PASS certificates. This certificate signifies that a student has completed all required Cañada College ESL classes as well as English 100, a college-level class that counts for credit at the University of California. These students can now start taking classes to prepare them for their chosen careers.   
Special thanks to the Palo Alto Community Fund and the Henrikson Family Foundation
We want to extend our appreciation to the Palo Alto Community Fund and the Henrikson Family Foundation for choosing SASS as a 2017 grantee. This spring SASS supported more than 180 students in community college and provided 54 students with tutors. SASS's continued growth would not be possible without supporters like these.