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Monthly Archives: August 2016

Big Week!

This week is a BIG WEEK for our Powderhorn community as a majority of schools open their doors for our students! HUGE thanks to all of you who contributed towards our Back2School Drive a few weeks back in helping to prepare 250 of our students for their first day! Thank you!

Beyond the tangible need for school supplies, the beginning of the school year marks the fall launching of our weekend meal distribution in partnership with Sheridan Story and Folwell School. Food insecurity continues to be a huge issue in our neighborhood and while we’re not able to fully address all the iss

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Powderhorn Student Intern

As many students go back to school today, this season also marks for us our Powderhorn fall kickoff and the launching of youth development programs and new initiatives.

What we are most excited about as we enter this fall season, and the thing we’ve been dreaming about for years, is the hiring of our first Ace student intern. Graciela has been part of Ace programming in Powderhorn for four years. Graduating from high school this past spring, we’ve had the privilege of growing with Graciela, seeing her develop into a strong, caring, capable leader in the classroom, community, workplace, on our Juarez trips!

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Another Success!

We are still recovering from an amazing Saturday at our 4th Annual Back2School Bash. So much time, energy and resources were poured in by Ace staff, our volunteers and church partners. By the numbers:

– 240+: Backpacks into the hands of students – 95%: Smile rate of students walking out the door with backpack over their shoulder – 40+: Volunteers who invested a GORGEOUS Saturday afternoon to execute this event (and flawlessly) – 8: Church partners who contributed supplies, prayer and volunteers – 4: Students who were once part of Ace programs who volunteered at the event – 3: Stylists from MarcDan

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