Equal Start 2018 Accomplishments | Congregation Beth Am

Equal Start 2018 Accomplishments

Equal Start 2018 Accomplishments

Legislative Advocacy
Community Education
Volunteering & Projects

Legislative Advocacy: Congregants used Click-my-cause, letter writing, lobbying

AB 605 – Improvement of licensing of child day care facilities for infant to school age children

Legislature passed
Gov Brown signed 9/30/2018

AB 2626 – Adjustment of terms of income eligibility for childcare support

Legislature passed
Gov Brown signed 9/30/2018

AB 2698 – Adjustment of support levels for different types of childcare Legislature passed
Gov Brown signed S/2018
Community Education: Defined topics, speakers, logistics; hosted forums 
Arranged  a panel discussion on immigration and the effects  it has on young children

Successfully conducted on

Arranged Yom Kippur learning session on immigration effects on young children

Successfully conducted on

Volunteering and Projects: Worked hands-on in classrooms, one-on-one with preschoolers; ran projects
Working as classroom aides in East Palo Alto preschools

Congregants are currently volunteering at the IHSD @ Ravenswood Child Development Center, Creative Montessori School, and All Five

Arranging book drive for High Holiday Services to collect and deliver books for underserved children ages 0 to 10

32 boxes of books distributed – 10/2018

Congregation Beth Am
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