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Sunday Friends

Since 1997, Sunday Friends has been offering day-long programs on Sundays that bring together low-income families to work together, learn together, earn together, make spending decisions together and share in the healthy, warm, productive, mutually-supportive community.

Family members engage in hands-on learning activities, create gifts for children in hospitals and for nursing home residents, and prepare and serve healthy meals. They attend classes on financial literacy, parenting effectiveness, English literacy, health, nutrition, violence prevention, computer skills, and STEM education. Through their participation, family members earn “tickets”, the currency of Sunday Friends, redeemable for essential goods from the Treasure Chest.

Community Liaison   As Santee's Community Liaison, Mrs. Elsy Martelli works with our staff members and parents to ensure there's open communication regarding school procedures, programs, and goals. She coordinates Project Cornerstone's Los Dichos de la Casa, which helps Spanish-speaking parents become involved in their children’s education and instill a sense of positive cultural identity in their children. She also connects our families with available resources for basic needs and collects donations for our school. Please call the main office if there is anything she can do for you and your family. 

Introduction to Santee's Community Liaison