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Esmeralda Cerezo

Esmeralda Cerezo is a single mother of four. She volunteers every day at the Healthy Start center at Madison Elementary, where her youngest two children go to school. Though Esmeralda is tattooed and tough-looking, she is a kind, involved mom who hopes to inspire her children to go [...]

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Alison Garfinkel

English and history teacher Alison Garfinkel loves theatre, and shares her passion with her students by volunteering to direct McKinley School’s production of Cinderella. A typical day for Ms. Garfinkel invlolves teaching Shakespeare to middle schoolers, practicing improvisation with kindergarteners, choreographing dance numbers, and finding a glass slipper. [...]

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Marvin Hatchett

Marvin Hatchett works as the Security Guard at Wilson Middle School during the day and switches hats after school to become the volunteer choir and instrumental music instructor. He has been working and volunteering in the district for over 20 years. Wilson Middle School Directors: Megan Chao & [...]

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Adrienne D. Lett

Adrienne Lett is the president of the ahtletic booster club at Muir High School, where her children attend and her teen-aged daughter plays softball. Ms. Lett realizes the importance of being involved in her childrens’ lives, and hopes to convince other parents to support the team as well. [...]

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Gloria Reynolds

Gloria Reynolds, a volunteer at Altadena Elementary, proves that there is no age limit for helping to make your community a better place. A retired teacher, she knows that public education is essential to democracy and learning is a lifelong process. Altadena Elementary Director: Rick Mills