A Place at the Table - Turning Point Auction

Thursday, October 26, 2017


A Place At The Table, November 4, 2017, 6:00pm
Shoreline Community College PUB, 16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline 98133


By Jessica Ketola

I fell in love with Turning Point ten years ago as I drove a vanload of these loud, crazy, wonderful youth from Ballinger Homes to a weekly basketball camp. I knew nothing about basketball, but I learned to care very deeply about these wild and yet delightful girls whose families had bravely come here from Vietnam, Afghanistan, Eretria and the Ukraine. Today, I am a board member and I have had the privilege of seeing these same young women grow up, graduate university and give back to the community. And I am incredibly grateful that I continue to be a part of such a wonderful organization and invest in the lives of youth.

As I sit with students every week, I am aware more than ever before that we need each other. Our primary program is Homework Factory, an after school tutoring program offered three days a week throughout the school year, serving many diverse and immigrant students in the Shoreline elementary schools. Many parents today feel at a loss to help their children with homework today with all the new math and methods of learning. Imagine the challenge of parents whose primary language is not English. Turning Point, then, is a vital program for many families in Shoreline, helping students succeed in school with individualized instruction and one on one tutoring. Along with the education comes many other benefits that include mentoring, a healthy snack, a free after school activity for working parents, and a fabric of care that is created as parents, neighbors, volunteers and students come together and share community. So that everyone has a place and a voice at the table.

On November 4th, you are invited to join us and to make a difference in the lives of children in your neighborhood!

And what a powerful moment this is.

To celebrate diversity, to work towards equity, and to invest in the education of our youth so that every student in our community can thrive! Because of our work over the last decade, we believe that we are well poised to meet the growing and urgent needs of diverse, low-income, and immigrant youth and families today. We also know that there are many of you who strongly believe in our mission and who are passionate about partnering with us in this important work.

Be a part of this significant moment.

Join us for an important, fun, and meaningful night on November 4th, 2017 as we host our Annual Benefit Auction and Gala. See what happens when we join together to create a community where everyone has a place at the table.

Get your tickets today!



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