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Generations United Impact Report 2021-2022

Read all about the work that Generations United has been doing in Redwood City. We have had tremendous support from local businesses, dedicated volunteers, and generous donors. Thank you for all of your support.

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GENERATIONS<br />

UNITED<br />

IMPACT<br />

REPORT<br />

<strong>2021</strong>-22<br />

<strong>Generations</strong> <strong>United</strong> | impact <strong>Report</strong> <strong>2021</strong>-22 | FEIN 51-0666650


Table of<br />

Contents<br />

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3<br />

5<br />

6<br />

7<br />

8<br />

9<br />

10<br />

11<br />

12<br />

13<br />

A YEAR IN REVIEW............................................02<br />

WHO WE ARE......................................................03<br />

ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT CENTER..................05<br />

CARING FOR FAMILIES.....................................06<br />

THE ARTS...........................................................07<br />

FOOD DISTRIBUTION........................................08<br />

VOLUNTEERS.....................................................09<br />

FINANCIAL REPORT...........................................10<br />

MOVING FORWARD.............................................11<br />

PARTNERS..........................................................12<br />

LEARN MORE......................................................13<br />

A word from our Founder<br />

& Executive Director<br />

s we reflect on the last year of continued work in our<br />

acommunity, we are so thankful for our expansion and<br />

look forward to celebrating 15 years of ministry this<br />

November. The time of pressing into our call to equip<br />

church partners, corporate citizens, and caring<br />

community members is now. We have learned from<br />

the past couple of years, people do care about the pain in our city, and<br />

our only hope to alleviate poverty is to collaborate on solutions. We care<br />

deeply about the plight of the immigrant and the economically and<br />

educationally disadvantaged communities. Only together can we consider our role of encouraging everyone<br />

we know to get involved. We continue to do all we can to support families found in the midst of extreme<br />

poverty and vulnerability. We are excited that this season has brought innovative and exciting ways to create<br />

community. Our new location allows us to touch and unite the community daily. The Academic Enrichment<br />

Center opening (see page 5), new business class opportunities, our proximity to Andrew Spinas park, and so<br />

much more make for a grand experience for all who join us! <strong>Generations</strong> <strong>United</strong> and our extended family are<br />

a beacon of hope to the community.<br />

Through , the uncertainty (mostly surrounding the cost of living and affordable housing), we will continue<br />

to focus on ways to empower children and families.<br />

ANGIE IBARRA MILLER<br />

Our vision of<br />

empowering families by<br />

connecting them to<br />

caring community<br />

members has grown<br />

tremendously and given<br />

many a sense of<br />

purpose in the midst of<br />

the pain."<br />

Our vision of empowering families by connecting them to<br />

caring community members has grown tremendously<br />

and given many a sense of purpose in the midst of the<br />

pain. For this, we are fortunate to develop deeper<br />

connections with families and volunteers alike.<br />

Thank you for your love, encouragement, time, talent,<br />

and financial support. This invigorates us to stay the<br />

course. We look forward to continuing to see new people<br />

join our efforts!<br />

a year in review<br />

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CONTACT US......................................................14<br />

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Who<br />

we<br />

are<br />

EMPOWERING THE CHILDREN<br />

AND FAMILIES OF REDWOOD<br />

CITY, NORTH FAIR OAKS, & EAST<br />

MENLO PARK TO REACH THEIR<br />

FULL POTENTIAL...<br />

...IN THIS GENERATION<br />

generations <strong>United</strong> (GU) believes that the children and families of this<br />

community deserve the best services we can offer. Although it appears<br />

that the entire block where our center is located has been sold, we will<br />

continue to offer high-quality and caring support to students and families<br />

as we have for over a decade. We do this in conjunction with caring<br />

community members and partners who join us in ensuring that these families<br />

get the support they need. In partnership with Penninsula Covenant Church<br />

and Renaissance Entrepreneur Center, we were able to launch our Business<br />

Initiatives - designed to support new entrepreneurs and struggling business<br />

owners. It is phenomenal to help business owners dream and expand their<br />

businesses. We expect this work to have a long-term impact on the entire<br />

community as these businesses grow and add local employment.<br />

As we finish up another end of the school year and plan<br />

for the next, it is our desire that many more will join us<br />

in the journey of bridging the gap for those who are<br />

economically disadvantaged in our community.<br />

<strong>Generations</strong> <strong>United</strong> is a safe, warm and welcoming<br />

place for all. Will you join us to help others?<br />

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& THE NEXT<br />

"SPENDING A DAY WITH THEM IN EAST<br />

REDWOOD CITY, GOING DOOR TO DOOR<br />

DELIVERING FOOD, I CAME TO KNOW<br />

JESUS IN A WAY MY DECADES OF<br />

PASTORING AND GRADUATE<br />

THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION<br />

COULD HAVE NEVER<br />

TAUGHT ME!"<br />

-GARY L GADDINI,<br />

DIRECTOR OF UNIFY, TBC<br />

"THE PROGRAMS GU OFFERS ARE EXACTLY<br />

WHAT MY DAUGHTERS NEED. ALL THE<br />

EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES HAVE HELPED MY<br />

DAUGHTERS DISCOVER THEIR TALENTS, GIFTS<br />

AND ABILITIES ESPECIALLY THROUGH DANZA<br />

COLIBRI. I AM SO GRATEFUL FOR THEM."<br />

- MARIA, MOTHER OF AEC STUDENTS<br />

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Academic<br />

Enrichment<br />

center<br />

On September 20, we opened our Academic Enrichment<br />

Center (AEC) at La Hacienda ...<br />

Our center is in the heart of North Fair Oaks, situated on the corner of 2nd<br />

Ave. and Bay Rd. This allows us proximity to families who attend 2 local<br />

charter schools with over 1,300 children. Little did we know that this would<br />

be the exact spot where 15 years ago, 3 men were killed in a bar fight.<br />

Things have changed over time, but what has stayed true is <strong>Generations</strong><br />

<strong>United</strong>’s commitment to be a place where everyone is and feels welcomed,<br />

loved, respected, supported, and valued.<br />

The center provides a place that can be a “home away from home.”<br />

Our talented staff, community, and volunteers worked miracles to turn<br />

a bar (1,400 square feet) into a place of beauty. Weekly, children and<br />

families find hope, love, and an opportunity to learn. The key to our<br />

impact is that everyone is made to feel like family. We learn, grow,<br />

grieve and celebrate together. This is the power of proximity in action.<br />

"I am a parent of 6 children and I'm grateful to<br />

be part of the <strong>Generations</strong> <strong>United</strong> family. I<br />

have had a great experience during the years<br />

we have worked together. Especially for my<br />

children who love the programs and the help<br />

they receive. As a parent, I always look<br />

forward to finding helpful resources.<br />

<strong>Generations</strong> <strong>United</strong> has given us more than I<br />

expected. We're blessed in many ways from<br />

GU and I have peace of mind knowing that my<br />

children are safe and having lots of fun! I am<br />

so grateful for all the help we receive, like<br />

food, clothing, rent, and education. During the<br />

pandemic, it has been so very helpful to all of<br />

us! I want to thank everyone who helped fund<br />

this great work! I'd love for us to continue for<br />

many years to come. This way many families<br />

can have the opportunity to have what we<br />

have!"<br />

-Teresa M., parent of AEC students<br />

SCAN FOR PICTURES<br />

SPONSOR A FAMILY<br />

Over 250 members of our community were blessed with<br />

holiday cheer in the form of clothing, toys, festive<br />

meals, and so much more. With the help of 61 caring<br />

neighbors, we brought JOY to families at the end of<br />

<strong>2021</strong>. Volunteers and staff shopped, wrapped, cooked,<br />

and delivered to so many beautiful families. Thanks to<br />

Kairos Church which allowed us to use their wonderful<br />

facility for this event! What a thrill!<br />

MENTAL HEALTH &<br />

EMERGENCY SUPPORT<br />

Families are still impacted by COVID19 issues. Lack of work<br />

opportunities, depression, no school/childcare, and no place<br />

to quarantine when multiple families live in one space are just<br />

some of the challenges they face. We will continue to partner<br />

with mental health providers to support our families.<br />

Additionally, GU provides limited emergency relief on a caseby-case<br />

basis to alleviate some of this pain. We are thankful to<br />

our generous donors - whose gifts help fund housing needs -<br />

as well as provide relief for basic needs like utilities and food.<br />

Cake4Kids<br />

Cake4Kids is a nationwide organization<br />

with local chapters. The gifted and<br />

generous bakers in our area make goodies<br />

for kids who need celebrating! Thank you<br />

for your partnership with us, which allows<br />

us to love our community better with 84<br />

cakes in <strong>2021</strong>!<br />

Caring for families<br />

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The arts<br />

GU provides performance and visual art<br />

to celebrate the beauty of Redwood City,<br />

North Fair Oaks, and Latino heritage.<br />

U is proud to partner with Grupo Danza Colibri, a<br />

community group whose mission is to reaffirm the<br />

cultural identity of children, youth and families in our<br />

community through the exploration of traditional music<br />

gand dance.<br />

Through classes and community<br />

performances, the students<br />

learn about the traditional<br />

music and dance of the<br />

southern region of Veracruz,<br />

Mexico. In addition to Mariachi,<br />

students also learn to play the<br />

Jarana and the stage dance<br />

with its zapateados that<br />

complement the Jarocha music.<br />

SCAN FOR VIDEO<br />

SALVATION<br />

ARMY<br />

PARTNERSHIP<br />

Food<br />

distribution<br />

We are thrilled to be partnering with<br />

the impactful organization Salvation<br />

Army. Lieutenant David and Lucy<br />

Vargas have generously allowed us to<br />

use their facility in Redwood City<br />

which provides proximity to the<br />

community we serve. We are grateful<br />

for their leadership and generosity to<br />

many.<br />

We continue to provide much-needed food to our<br />

families. Many have returned to work but the need<br />

is still great. We are grateful for our continued<br />

partnership with Peninsula Food Runners, Noah’s<br />

Bagels, Bianchini’s, Google, & Kara's Cupcakes.<br />

Thank you so much!<br />

ocal business owner Sheena Wilton has generously<br />

provided art adventures with the children once a<br />

month. This has included creating mugs for moms,<br />

Thanksgiving thankful trees, Día de los Muertos lmasks, canvas paintings, and more! We are grateful for<br />

this partnership with Laurel Street Arts.<br />

total Meal Equivalent<br />

META 112,320<br />

Food Runners 38,055<br />

PCC 8,000<br />

GU Purchased 2,400<br />

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Total<br />

161,335 meals<br />

26 %<br />

Increase in meals<br />

compared to 2020<br />

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Volunteers<br />

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Every day, volunteers make a lifelong<br />

difference for kids and families in Redwood<br />

City and North Fair Oaks and East Menlo Park.<br />

Although we have faced challenges in providing our programs and<br />

services, our volunteers have risen to meet them! They have done<br />

distance learning, spent hours with students across tables without being<br />

able to hug them- and even have done tutoring in backyards and parks.<br />

We are so grateful for their diligence and continued giving of themselves<br />

and their love to our students and families. Please connect with us to be a<br />

part of our efforts!<br />

Our current need:<br />

Sponsorships for students to attend Summer Camp<br />

Reading partners for students<br />

Food Distribution Support: preparing dry goods, loading/unloading<br />

food donations, delivery drivers to drop donations to families<br />

Hours<br />

Food Distribution<br />

Holidays & AEC<br />

Total<br />

Value<br />

2,880 hrs.<br />

1,797 hrs.<br />

<br />

4,677 hrs.<br />

$ 116,925<br />

"Linette and I love to play games<br />

together. I love my time with Linette! We<br />

usually end each visit with a quick game<br />

of tag. She usually wins as she tags me<br />

and then runs out of the gate with her<br />

grandma with a smile on her face. And<br />

that puts a smile on my face."<br />

-Jaime, AEC volunteer<br />

Financial<br />

report<br />

Donations<br />

Church Partners<br />

Grants<br />

Emergency Fund<br />

Individuals/Business<br />

<strong>2022</strong> will mark our 15th year as an<br />

organization! It seems like<br />

yesterday the vision became a<br />

reality. Thank you for your prayers,<br />

gifts, time, and talent. <strong>2021</strong><br />

demonstrated an increased need to<br />

hire talented staff and fund<br />

additional programs. Staffing is our<br />

most critical need in <strong>2022</strong>.<br />

<br />

<br />

$ 31,015<br />

$ 105,050<br />

$ 5,700<br />

$ 331,508<br />

Statement of Activity <br />

<br />

Gross Revenue $ 589,139<br />

Total Expense $ 561,760<br />

Net Other Revenue $ 41,393<br />

Net Revenue<br />

$ 14,014<br />

As we aim for big goals<br />

ahead, will you help us<br />

provide love and support<br />

for the economically<br />

disadvantaged in our<br />

community? Join us!<br />

We have a vision that <strong>Generations</strong><br />

<strong>United</strong> will help build a community that<br />

will become known for how they help<br />

each other and then help others in<br />

other communities. So when we<br />

measure the return on our investment<br />

we see a high rate of changed lives."<br />

- Doug Morton, Major Donor/Advisor<br />

28<br />

%<br />

Increase in revenue<br />

compared to 2020<br />

SCAN BELOW<br />

TO DONATE!<br />

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moving<br />

forward<br />

The largest proportion of NFO residents share the semitragic<br />

history of Mexican immigrants who were first invited<br />

to this country, then shunned. NFO has never been<br />

incorporated as a city. It may seem they are “unwanted'' by<br />

neighboring Menlo, Atherton and Redwood City. We care<br />

deeply and are standing in the gap.<br />

GU established a partnership with Renaissance Entrepreneur<br />

Center to offer a variety of new classes in <strong>2022</strong> for the North<br />

Fair Oaks business community. In addition, GU enabled<br />

volunteers be certified as financial literacy coaches with the<br />

Chalmers Institute (GA) so that families can start on the road<br />

to financial freedom in <strong>2022</strong>. We are excited about these new<br />

opportunities to meet previously unmet needs.<br />

AFFORDABLE HOUSING is a significant<br />

challenge for all of the families that we<br />

work with. High housing prices in the area<br />

lock families into being perpetual tenants<br />

without the opportunity to build equity<br />

wealth. GU is working with other<br />

community-based organizations to come<br />

up with creative solutions to assist our<br />

families. No family should have to live in<br />

such crowded conditions. Please contact<br />

us if you would like to help.<br />

"They are providing a safe<br />

space for young children to<br />

learn, play, and grow and<br />

helping parents navigate<br />

the complicated maze of<br />

housing, healthcare, food,<br />

and jobs. And so much<br />

more! These acts of<br />

kindness bring dignity and<br />

hope to the “least of these”<br />

brothers and sisters. Thank<br />

you, Angie and the GU<br />

team!”<br />

- John Hopkins,<br />

Menlo Church member and<br />

World Vision Philanthropy<br />

Director for Silicon Valley<br />

Partners<br />

Thank you to our partners!<br />

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COMMUNITY PARTNERS<br />

Aslan Foundation<br />

Alliance for Girls/Project Glimmer<br />

American Academy of Ballet<br />

Bridges Community Church<br />

Cakes 4 Kids<br />

Central Peninsula Church<br />

City of Redwood City<br />

Connect Community Charter School<br />

Danza Colibri<br />

Design Tech High School<br />

Exclusive Image<br />

Fair Oaks Community Center<br />

RCEF<br />

First Baptist Church of San Carlos<br />

First Tee<br />

Kairos Church<br />

Kim Arden Consulting<br />

KIPP Excellencia<br />

Laurel Street Arts<br />

Menlo Church<br />

Mercy High School<br />

META/Facebook<br />

New Community Church<br />

Apple<br />

Atkinson Foundation<br />

Castellano Family Foundation<br />

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative<br />

Facebook<br />

Genentech<br />

Gunderson Dettmer<br />

Jacques M. Littlefield Foundation<br />

Kiwanis Club of Menlo Park<br />

One Life Counseling<br />

Redeemer Church<br />

Peninsula Covenant Church<br />

Peninsula Food Runners (Noah's Bagels,<br />

Bianchini's)<br />

Redwood City Library<br />

Redwood City Parks and Recreation<br />

Redwood Together<br />

Renaissance Entrepreneur Center<br />

Salvation Army<br />

San Mateo Calvary<br />

Sequoia Christian Church<br />

Sheriff’s Activity League (SAL)<br />

St. Francis Center/Siena Youth Center<br />

Street Code Academy<br />

Street Life Ministries<br />

Victory Taekwondo - Henry Villar<br />

Verbo Church<br />

West Gate Church<br />

Woodside Priory<br />

World Vision<br />

YMSL - Young Men’s Service League<br />

SPONSORS AND GRANTS<br />

Lee Cheerful Giving Fund<br />

Meraki Real Estate<br />

Oracle<br />

Palo Alto Medical Foundation<br />

Philanthropic Ventures Foundation<br />

Renaissance Entrepreneur Center<br />

Saga Foundation<br />

San Mateo County - Warren Slocum<br />

Sobrato Philanthropies<br />

BOARD<br />

MEMBERS<br />

Elvia Cowan<br />

Benita Hopkins<br />

Steve Joh<br />

Stanley Johnson<br />

Peter Morris<br />

Carol Patterson<br />

Kylie Billingsly-Rudolph<br />

Rica Ruiz<br />

Henry Villar<br />

ADVISOR<br />

Doug Morton<br />

STAFF<br />

Angie Ibarra Miller<br />

Keith Miller<br />

Candice Bún<br />

Monse Zamora<br />

Gabriel Vargas


Learn More<br />

interested in<br />

volunteering?<br />

We invite you to join us as we continue to meet the needs and<br />

challenges of our community. If you would like to donate or sign<br />

up as a volunteer for our ongoing efforts, please visit our<br />

website. To fill out our volunteer form, you can also scan the QR<br />

link below. We offer safe in-person and virtual opportunities.<br />

<br />

1 2 3<br />

Visit our website<br />

to sign up.<br />

Complete the<br />

form to choose<br />

an area/time of<br />

commitment<br />

Complete<br />

follow up<br />

steps<br />

A member of our<br />

team will<br />

contact you with<br />

the next steps:<br />

background<br />

check, schedule<br />

orientation, etc.<br />

Attend a<br />

volunteer<br />

orientation<br />

Sign the Code<br />

of Conduct, get<br />

a tour, and<br />

you're ready to<br />

go to work!<br />

Contact<br />

us<br />

PO Box 5131<br />

Redwood City, CA 94063<br />

(650) 352-3792<br />

generations-united.com<br />

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