Marina High School Scholar Resource Center
The Marina Foundation is pleased to announce the receipt of a matching grant contribution of $10,000.00 from the Sierra Club, Ventana Chapter, for the Marina High School Scholar Resource Center.
Funds from this grant will be used to continue to expand and restock the Scholar Resource Center at Marina High School for the benefit of scholars and their families facing hardship and homelessness due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.
As one Sierra Club board member noted: "The City of Marina, Citizens for Sustainable Marina, and the California Native Plant Society each and all, enlist the youth supported by the Scholar Resource Center to participate in school and community projects aimed at environmental stewardship. When the larger community helps these youth, we can continue to grow their engagement and contributions back to the community itself, including environmental stewardship." Rita Dalessio, Conservation Chair, relayed that the Sierra Club is happy to support this worthy initiative by The Marina Foundation in these unprecedented times of Covid-19.
The Marina Foundation received the initial matching grant of up to $20,000.00 from The Jack and Beverly Russell Family for the Marina High School Scholar Resource Center.
Funds from this grant, and those matching funds, will be used to continue to expand and restock the Scholar Resource Center at Marina High School for the benefit of scholars and their families facing hardship and homelessness due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.
The Scholar Resource Center is giving scholars and their families access to food and groceries, the ability to do laundry, take a hot shower, and stock up on toiletries and school supplies on an appointment only basis to ensure privacy and to comply with COVID-19 precautions.
Marina High School has seen a sudden spike in the number of scholars and families facing homelessness, and a more than doubling of the families across all our City schools. The spring of 2020 brought a combined effort by the City of Marina, Monterey Peninsula Unified School District (MPUSD) and The Marina Foundation for grocery pickup. What started with a few dozen families has swelled to hundreds, and in some weeks, thousands of families needing groceries and food. This seemingly insurmountable need has initiated the effort to create the Scholar Resource Center at Marina High School.
Please help this important program by donating below. You can also send a check to: The Marina Foundation, P.O. Box 324, Marina, CA 93933, listing "Marina High School Scholar Resource Center" on the memo line.
We thank you for your support. Go Mariners!