Despite school closures and budget cuts, which have dominated the news lately, the Mt. Diablo school district continues to reach out to homeless students, lending support through its “Friends of HOPE” organization.
HOPE stands for Homeless Outreach Program for Education, which provides educational and other services for homeless students in pre-school through high school. The program also helps connect students and their families to “linguistically and culturally appropriate resources in the community,” according to its website.
The group is hosting an informational meeting for anyone interested in helping its cause at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 16 in the Olympic High School staff lounge, room 7, 2730 Salvio Street in Concord. More information is available by calling Sissy White in School Linked Services at 925-682-8000 ext. 3054.