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53rd Edgewood Fair
Raises Over $570,000

The 53rd Edgewood Fair , held April 4 and 5 at the Bently Reserve, raised over $570,000 in support of Edgewood's prog rams that serve nearly 11,000 Bay Area families and children.

At our Edgewood Gala, we heard the powerful testimony of Jena Corda whose family was forever changed when their daughter received life-saving support when she was facing severe mental health challenges and all other options had failed.

At our afternoon Luncheon, our Auxiliary Alumna of Distinction honoree, Jeanie Casey, illustrated the incredible evolution of the Edgewood Fair. As a former Board member and Auxiliary president, she noted the increased influence of the event itself, and most importantly, the impact it has had on the children and families served by Edgewood. 

None of this could have been accomplished without the dedication of the Edgewood Auxiliary and their coordination of this extraordinary two-day event.

For over 70 years, the  Edgewood Auxiliary has raised funds for Edgewood and volunteered on campus. We would like to take this opportunity to thank and recognize all Auxiliary Alumnae and current members for their unshakable commitment to making the Edgewood Fair what it is today.

Check the online gallery for highlights of the Gala and the Lunch .
Silicon Valley Bank Cheers
on the Edgewood Eagles
Members of Silicon Valley Bank's Santa Clara office held a Corporate Impact Day on April 11, creating cards of encouragement and banners to cheer on the Edgewood Eagles.

The Edgewood Eagle is the official mascot of the Edgewood Community School, chosen by our youth. The Eagles compete in athletic events with others schools. These activities are therapeutic and help our youth build confidence and social skills.
Adobe Grant Helps Youth with Tech Skills
The Adobe Employee Community Fund has awarded Edgewood a generous grant of $20,000 to help us launch our new Upward! Program. 

Adobe’s support of Upward! will help our youth gain important technology and vocational skills as they enter the workforce and adulthood. 

Learn more about this Upward! here.
36th Across the Bay Coming July 14th
Mark your calendars for Sunday, July 14, for the 36th Across the Bay 5K and 12K Run, benefiting Edgewood.

The run is operated by Represent Running, which partners with Edgewood Center for Children and Families to benefit the 10,000+ youth and families in our care. Runner Magazine named Across the Bay as among the most scenic footraces in the country.

The race attracts runners and mental health enthusiasts from across the world who spend one beautiful, crisp morning running along the San Francisco Bay.

Organize a corporate team or group of friends by signing up today for the run!
Edgewood Youth Regains Confidence to Graduate
Meeting the requirements to graduate from high school can be a challenge for any teen, but when it is coupled with a mental health crisis it can escalate to a point of concern about the youth’s safety.

Last spring, a 17-year-old boy was admitted to Edgewood's Crisis Stabilization Unit when he was experiencing severe anxiety and suicidal ideation as his graduation date neared. Noticing suicidal thoughts expressed in his social media posts, his friends alerted school counselors, who referred him to the CSU.

He arrived deeply despondent with fears that he would not be able to graduate high school, and had not told any family members. Edgewood was able not only to help him address his immediate crisis, but over time earned his trust and taught him coping skills to better manage his anxiety.

On graduation day, he returned to the CSU in cap and gown to thank the staff and tell them his achievement would not have been possible without the help he got at Edgewood.
Local Artist Donates Sculpture
Local artist Jonathan Anzalone recently donated a beautiful rainbow sculpture to the Edgewood Garden Learning Center.

The Garden Learning Center plays an important role for Edgewood's Acute Intensive Services at our Vicente Street campus where being in nature is integral part of many healing therapies and activities.
Salesforce Volunteers Partner with Edgewood
A special thank you to our Salesforce friends who recently volunteered for a Corporate Impact Day at our Vicente Street Campus, engaging in kick ball with our youth and doing garden maintenance and weeding.

Corporate partners play an important role with Edgewood through financial commitment, volunteering, and advocacy. To learn more about how your company can become engaged, visit the corporate partner page of the Edgewood website.
Drop-in Centers Host Career Fair
Edgewood's Drop-in Centers North and South hosted their 2nd Annual Career Fairs last month. Our fairs aim to expose attendees to potential career paths they may take as they navigate adulthood.

Some of the organizations represented at our fairs included: JobTrain, Jobs for Youth, Pinterest, College of San Mateo, United Airways, STEP, CLC Partnership, Starbucks, Caminar: Supported Education, San Bruno and Menlo Park Police Department, Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Department of Rehabilitation, East Palo Alto Library, and Edgewood’s Kinship Nursing Team .