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The following article was posted on November 8th, 2012, in the Santa Maria Sun - Volume 13, Issue 35 [ Submit a Story ]
The following articles were printed from Santa Maria Sun [santamariasun.com] - Volume 13, Issue 35

People's Self-Help Housing presents a college preparation workshop

College-bound teens and their parents are invited to attend a free “College and Scholarship Preparation” workshop presented by the Youth Education Enhancement Program (YEEP) of People’s Self-Help Housing and the Santa Barbara Scholarship Foundation. The workshops will be presented in Spanish with English translation, and will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 14 in Santa Maria and Nov. 15 in Guadalupe.

There will be a question-and-answer session after the presentation. The Santa Maria workshop will take place in the community room of Los Adobes de Maria II Apartments, 1148 W. Boone St. The Guadalupe workshop will take place in the community room of Riverview Townhomes, 230 Calle Cesar Chavez.

YEEP offers after-school education programs for Kindergarten through sixth grade students at seven learning centers in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. YEEP strives to improve grades, sharpen study skills, promote high school graduation and continued education, and foster parent participation in their children’s academic lives.

Since 1970, Peoples’ Self-Help Housing has developed 1,150 self-help home ownership residences and now manages more than 1,350 affordable rental units in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties. For 40 years, the nonprofit organization has not only developed affordable housing in 26 cities and communities, but has also provided community facilities, supportive housing programs, financial education, and youth after-school education for its residents.

“These programs lead to greater self-sufficiency for the low-income households, seniors, formerly homeless, and special needs households that Peoples’ serves,” officials said in a press release.

For more information on Peoples’ Self-Help Housing or the college preparation workshops, contact Rochelle Rose at 699-7227 or e-mail rocheller@pshhc.org.

School Scene is compiled by Managing Editor Amy Asman. Information should be sent to the Sun via fax, e-mail, or mail.