Kalthum’s Story

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Kalthum is a college-bound high school senior who lives and volunteers at Community HousingWorks’ Bandar Salaam community. Kalthum and her family have lived in the Bandar Salaam community for 13 years. In high school, she began volunteering at Bandar Salaam’s Community Center, tutoring young residents in the Study Stars after-school learning program. As a resident and… Read more ›

Geovany’s Story

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“I didn’t like reading before, but I like it after Running Readers. It made me happy.” – Geovany As a Study Star, seven-year-old Geovany has certainly sparkled in both his classroom and in the community. Geovany moved into the La Costa Paloma community in Carlsbad three years ago. When he first started Running Readers, Geovany had… Read more ›

David’s Story

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“The Community Center was a big part of growing up for me. I am the person that I am today because of the help I found here.” – David At age seven, David came to CHW’s La Costa Paloma Community Center looking for help with his homework. Having just moved to the United States from Honduras, David was struggling with his homework, which… Read more ›

Congrats to our 2016 VALOR Scholars & Achievers

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Celebrating Stellar Students On June 15th, CHW celebrated the academic achievement of 6 VALOR scholarship recipients and 3 Achievers. VALOR scholarship recipients are CHW residents who have achieved academic success and demonstrated community leadership through volunteerism. The CHW Board of Directors created the VALOR Scholarship Program to provide Volunteers and Achievers who have achieved academic success plus demonstrated community… Read more ›

Meet Dennis

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  Dennis is a formerly-homeless Veteran who lives at Community HousingWorks’ affordable Avocado Court apartment community in Escondido. After getting injured during his time in the Navy, Dennis found himself struggling to get back on his feet and was homeless for over 12 years. When Dennis heard about CHW’s new apartment community for homeless Veterans,… Read more ›

Melissa’s Story

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“Living here [at Azusa Apartments] has given me opportunities that I would not have had somewhere else…I would not be as involved in my city and helping others.” – Melissa Growing up, Melissa often struggled in school. The oldest of three, Melissa found it difficult to find assistance with her homework at home. She did not have tutoring or reading programs… Read more ›

Sarai’s Story

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“My parents worked hard to provide for us, but we couldn’t always afford things like school supplies. The Learning Center was a place I could go for what I needed to be successful.” – Sarai When she first moved to the U.S., Sarai was a year behind in school. She spoke very little English and was struggling to… Read more ›