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POSTED BY: CYNTHIA A. PARKER | CATEGORY:BRIDGE

Fall usually brings back memories of new beginnings--it’s usually the start of the school year, and it has been fun to hear staff talk about their kids starting preschool, elementary, high school and even college. I have very fond memories of the first day of kindergarten for both my girls, who had the same teacher although they are eight years apart. The teacher went by her first name, Patsy, and kept bunnies in the room. I cried both times when I left them, even though I was a regular volunteer.

POSTED BY: CYNTHIA A. PARKER | CATEGORY:BRIDGE

To afford a one-bedroom apartment in California, a person who earns minimum wage needs to work 92 hours per week. Employers like school districts and restaurants can’t sustain or grow the workforce, because the workforce has no place to live.
 
That’s why we were thrilled to cut the ribbon on two new properties in Oakland recently—AvéVista on Lake Merritt and Mural at MacArthur Station. These beautiful buildings provide homes for 158 low-income families at a time when the affordability crisis is worse than ever.