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EPA Youth Gain Tech Skills While Improving their Community with the Help of PVF’s Facebook Grant

Tired of graffiti, trash, and vandalism plaguing the streets? Well now there’s an app for that, thanks to four teen girls who teamed up to tackle blight in their East Palo Alto community. The high school students, who dubbed themselves … Continue reading

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Girls Robotics Club Brings Out Leaders and Confidence

Emma never thought she was a leader. She was constantly overshadowed by louder, more outgoing girls during and after school. So it was a surprise when Ms. Keller, her afterschool robotics club advisor, noticed a burgeoning leader in her when … Continue reading

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Where’s James? Learning About How Technological Innovation Is Lifting People in Nairobi

In the slums of Nairobi, people often lose their important documents such as Birth Certificates, National IDs, school certificates and vaccination cards due to fires, theft or misplacement. Replacing these documents can take months, and during that time it is nearly impossible to get a job … Continue reading

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Where’s Bill? Out and About with the Parent Involvement Workers

Where’s Bill? Follow PVF’s Executive Director, Bill Somerville, out of the office, for site visits and meetings with outstanding grassroots leaders. For ten plus years PVF has funded graduates of ESL classes to act as Parent Involvement Workers with Hispanic … Continue reading

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Teaching in the Age of Technology – A High School Teacher’s Perspective

Guest post from Woodside High School English Teacher Anthony Mueller Most people regard the technological advances of the last two decades as evidence of progress towards a more efficient, productive and connected society. Personal computer technology, smart phones, and Internet … Continue reading

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