Safe Route Challenge
Help us raise $25,000 for a $25,000 match!
Still need $2500 ($22,500 in cash and pledges so far)
Every $1 raised for the “Safe Route Challenge,” a donor has agreed to match it 100% up to $25,000 to buy a van for the Learning Cafe` to use on the Oakdale Safe Route.
Oakdale Neighbors Learning Cafe` is serving over 70 students this year with tutoring, mentoring, chess, robotics, and college prep at the Learning Cafe`. The van will primarily be used to drive students from various places on our Oakdale Safe Route, to the Learning Cafe`. Learners get necessary assistance with homework and mentoring.
A little more about the Oakdale Safe Route. The goal is a 3 mile safe route through Oakdale and Boston Square where children and other pedestrians can get to their destination safely. The route will connect organizations, churches, schools, and businesses in the community.
Ways the van will make a big impact on the Learning Cafe
Transporting students to the Learning Cafe for tutoring
Trips and activities
Visiting colleges and universities
Driving neighbors to community meetings
Staff trainings and development