May 2011

Media Contact: Rochelle Rose, Fund Development Director, (805) 699-7227 or
Kim Gaspar (805) 226-0136

May, 2011

Open House on June 14 at After School Learning Center
at Canyon Creek Apartments in Paso Robles

The public is invited to join in the fun, food, games, crafts, and display of student writing and artwork at an Open House at Peoples' Self-Help Housing's Canyon Creek Learning Center on Tuesday, June 14 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The Learning Center is located at the Canyon Creek Apartments, 400 Oak Hill Road, Paso Robles.

At 5:45 p.m. a group of 20 girls will perform a hip hop dance they were taught by Paso Robles High School junior Mackenzie Erb who is working towards a Girl Scouts Gold Award. In addition, fifth grade students will present their Service Learning projects that they have worked on during the school year. Volunteer Lulu Bennett will be there to sell four hand-knitted dolls that she made to benefit the after-school program.

The Paso Robles Youth Education Enhancement Program (YEEP) is operated by Peoples' Self-Help Housing and is funded in part by a grant from a 21st Century Grant that is coordinated by Paso Robles Unified School District. Seventy-five K-5 students from five local elementary schools participate daily in the YEEP program which focuses on homework completion, strengthening language arts and math skills, physical activity and healthy snack, and educational enhancement activities that align with the school day. The Lead Educator is Kimberly Gaspar.

Since 1970, Peoples' Self-Help Housing has developed and now manages over 1,350 affordable rental units and 1,150 self-help home ownership residences in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties. For 40 years, the non-profit organization has not only developed affordable housing in over 30 cities and communities, but has also provided community facilities, supportive housing programs, financial education, and youth after-school education leading to greater self-sufficiency for low-income households, seniors, the formerly homeless, and special needs households.

For more information visit www.pshhc.org or contact Kim Gaspar at (805) 226-0136.