Pediatricians in East Palo Alto are seeing more hungry children, as more parents report they can’t afford their next meals. School lunch programs aren’t available in the summer, adding to the problem.
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In this video, two domestic workers share the sacrifices they made when their own children were young and how those sacrifices have paid off now that those children are in college.
East Palo Alto has a much higher high school drop-out rate than its neighbors Palo Alto and Menlo Park. But East Side Preparatory Academy is bucking that trend, boasting 100 percent of students graduating and attending college. This video explores the school’s approach.
Johnnie Gray Jr., founder of the East Palo Alto Boxing Club, welcomes teens who want to train, even if they can’t afford the membership fees. The club receives some city funds, but Gray says it still struggles financially.
Three weeks after 6-year-old Sioreli Torres Zamora was struck and killed by a car while crossing Bay Road on her way to school, many East Palo Alto residents are pressing officials to make the city safer for pedestrians.