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De Colores: LEAP Spring Fundraiser and Auction Party
Thursday from 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
Join us for a night to celebrate and support the incredible work of the children at LEAP as we enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres. Come ready to bid on exciting auction items!! Schedule of Events: Silent Auction 6-7:30pm Live Auction 7:30-8:00 Raffle 8:00pm Each ticket includes 2 drink tickets (alcoholic and non-alcoholic options will be available) and heavy hors d'oeuvres. Raffle tickets can be purchased with your tickets or at the door ($1 each or 12 for 10)
LEAP strives to support children and families to feel ownership of their education and to have the knowledge resources and skills to advocate for themselves in schools and beyond.
LEAP began in 2008 when volunteers from St. Philip's and St. Luke's Episcopal Churches began providing English-as-a-Second-Language tutoring to adults at Iglesia El Buen Pastor and recruiting other parishioners to join them.
In 2010, the adults at El Buen Pastor asked the volunteers to shift the their efforts to their school-aged children. For the
next two years, volunteers from St. Philip's, St. Luke's, and Iglesia El Buen Pastor worked together to provide tutoring for children twice/week, focusing specifically on their literacy skills.
In 2012, LEAP created its first preschool class, created a board of directors and began hiring part-time staff. In 2013, LEAP added a second preschool class, became incorporated as a 501C-3 Nonprofit.
Today, in addition to our tutoring program, LEAP provided a high quality dual language project based preschool to 49 3 and 4yrs old student. Our program offers transportation for children of working families and offers nutritious breakfast and snack to each student. 90% of our students are Latinx and 95% qualify for Medicaid/SNAP/Free & Reduced priced lunch.
Our program is only possible with the generous support of our community who donate generously to cover the costs of our programing. Families also contribute and volunteer monthly to keep our school running.