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Cooline's GivingTuesday 2021

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Cooline Creates Life-Changing Leadership Programs And Inspires Children Through Play & Art

Since 2014, Cooline has been providing low-income children of color in East Palo Alto, East Menlo Park, and Redwood City, fun service-leadership skill-building events and programs. During COVID-19, we have served 500 youth through 7 innovative programs. We are asking for your support to raise $4,000 this GivingTuesday for our Winter 2021 & Spring/Summer 2022 program costs! Please help us reach our goal to serve 100 more students this year! We need this fundraised by November 30th. Let's go!!

Cooline offers a variety of programs, including after-school programs, summer camps, and holiday events. The high school student leaders make sure the activities and projects are all centered around fun, while still working to inspire the community’s future leaders through purposeful games, art projects, and special guests. As one of our students put it best, “You should donate to Cooline because this is a community for the kids who want to learn how to be a leader and help others” - Esbeidy, CoolineKids participant.

(Brianna Salas, 11th Grade, a Cooline Leadership Development student graduate & now Senior Staff Planner, shares her experience in Cooline and what she learned.)

This year, Cooline opened a Service-Leadership afterschool course for students at The Primary School to teach our foundational leadership skills like communication, empathy, and creativity through play & service projects. Diana, a high school student & afterschool course leader explains what Cooline means to her, “I feel like I make an impact as I help kids understand and express themselves through the activities that we do and the conversations we have”. Because 100% of our services and programs are free of cost to our families, we rely on independent philanthropists like yourself.

(Recap video done by East Palo Alto-based video editor Jonathan Bryant from the EdTech Tours group, shows the beautiful connections and fun at our FREE CoolineKids Summer Camp programs)

Read more about our programs here

(Nicole, 4th Grade, shares why she loves coming to Cooline's Service-Leadership Course program and why you should consider investing!)

The Cooline Organization is a tax-exempt public charity (federal tax ID #84-2567125). All contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. No goods or services were provided in exchange for your generous financial donation.