Thursday, February 24, 2011

3rd Annual Socially SMART Fundraiser

Volunteer Advisory Board and SMART Staff hosted our 3rd annual Socially SMART fundraiser on Wednesday Feb 23rd where we raised a record breaking $2970 in one evening!!! This event focuses on cultivating our volunteer community and their friends, and we're so grateful for everyone who brought energized and excited people wanting to support SMART and our scholars.

We would like to give a very special thanks to Ashley Barber and Sarah Linderman, two stellar volunteers who are not only dedicated tutor and mentor for Rocio (6th grade, Live Oak School) and Melissa (6th grade, San Francisco School) respectively, took extra time out of their busy schedules to help make this event a HUGE success. We'd also like to thank Dine for Change and Azul Lounge for hosting us as well as SMART Board, staff, volunteers, and local vendors for donating some amazing prizes for our raffle.

If you were unable to make it this year, we hope to see you at this exciting event next year!

SMART featured on 7Live

On Monday, SMART was featured on 7Live on ABC7, moderated by Brian Copeland. High school students Stacy, Nina, Cindy, Arlinda, Dina and Lily participated as audience members, and although they were not called - had great and insightful things to share with us about the topics of the day. Check out the full episode here:

We were also given a tour of the studio after the taping and took some fun photos in the process.