Poly High School Parent-Teacher-Student Association donates $1,000 to homeless-children’s transitional center

Stan Epstein, Long Beach Poly High Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) auditor; Sharifa Batts, PTSA president; Sharon Coudyser, director of Community Concerns at Long Beach PTA; and Rhonda Haramis, program facilitator/coordinator for the Bethune Transitional Center

Stan Epstein, Long Beach Poly High Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) auditor; Sharifa Batts, PTSA president; Sharon Coudyser, director of Community Concerns at Long Beach PTA; and Rhonda Haramis, program facilitator/coordinator for the Bethune Transitional Center


The Parent-Teacher-Student Association (PTSA) at Long Beach Poly High donated $1,000 to the Mary McLeod Bethune Transitional Center, 2101 San Gabriel Ave., on March 18.
PTSA President Sharifa Batts said her organization selected the center for the donation after hearing about its history of service to the community. Additionally, several of the high school’s students had benefited from the center’s services.
On February 9, 2006, the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) dedicated the center and its education of homeless children in the community to the legacy of Mary McLeod Bethune, an educator and civil-rights leader who started a school for African-American students in Daytona Beach, Florida and became an advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
In addition to focusing on academics, the transitional center provides support with mental health, medical access, enrichment activities, school uniforms, and a variety of needed school supplies.

Source: Poly PTSA

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