Summer Coding Bootcamp!

June 29, 2020

Running out of activities to keep your kiddo engaged this summer? Worried about summer learning loss? Hoping to use the time at home to build their critical thinking skills, nourish their creativity & develop a new skill?  Join Nitzia, Rebekah & Michael from TEL HI for our virtual Kids Code Bootcamp!  Kids Code Bootcamp will teach basic coding concepts to rising 4th-6th grade students in […]

Volunteer or Intern with a San Francisco community non-profit!

June 5, 2020

Help us support our diverse communities TEL HI has served the North Beach and Chinatown San Francisco communities since 1890. Through a variety of services geared towards all ages ranging from infants all the way up to seniors, we stay committed to our mission of enhancing the lives of people living in our community.   […]

From the Darkest Hour Shines the Brightest Light

June 1, 2020

There are two ways to perceive a challenge: to see it as a nuisance or to use it as an opportunity, and like many challenges, coronavirus took time to morph into the latter—to become an opportunity to learn, grow, and prove our adaptability in uncomfortable situations. Moreover, many of these challenges are new and issues […]

Staff Saturday: Infant, Toddler, and Preschool Program

May 29, 2020

GETTING IT DONE Lucero Gamboa, Enrollment Specialist & Facilities Manager, in her office Sometimes, things pile up in life: work, family, finances, personal trials, the list goes on. So, when things like an economic recession and a global pandemic hit, it doesn’t make things feel any easier. But as all of us know, we just […]

Staff Sunday: Beacon Program

May 24, 2020

WHEN WE DO GO BACK It’s rare to hear kids say they miss school, but for many students in the Beacon program, it took a global pandemic to transform this rarely heard confession into a deeply felt consensus. Often admitted to our Beacon’s staff, these kids have expressed they really miss school and in general, […]

Week 10 of Shelter in Place: The Perfect Time to Reflect

May 20, 2020

A Time For Reflection For many, grappling with what reality could be in the future is difficult to accept. This crisis has challenged us to redefine “normal” and has even revealed deep underlying issues, and more importantly, key strengths within ourselves and our society. As we move towards the future, we are forced to assess what is important to keep versus what we want to change –  a challenge that our Francisco Middle School Beacon […]

Staff Saturday: Elementary School Academy

April 22, 2020

ESA staff providing emergency childcare to a handful of kids Commuting to work has never been easy for anyone, including Elementary School Academy (ESA) staff. All of us remember the troublesome commute of going to SF from the East Bay—getting up really early to beat the morning traffic, opening up Waze to find which backroads […]

ESA Program During Pandemic

April 21, 2020

A Change in Pace Before the pandemic, almost everything at TEL HI was done communally. Whether it was staff gathering for an important meeting, seniors eating lunch in our dining room, or preschoolers chasing each other in the play area, every process, activity, and program involved people interacting with others, and the Elementary School Academy […]

TEL HI STRONG Community Board

April 20, 2020

From the bottom of our hearts, our Staff wants to thank our Community for all their support throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether you’re giving an hour of your time to volunteer, donating an in-kind or monetary contribution, or simply spreading news of our work across the neighborhood, all your time, contributions, and effort are helping […]

Senior Sunday: Mary Wong

April 5, 2020

Mary Wong is a senior lunch program attendee and comes to TEL HI for what is usually her only meal of the day. She lives alone with her son with special needs and has no nearby family. Nonetheless, she carries an admirable aura one could describe as tranquil, untroubled, wise, and self-assured beyond measure. Still, […]

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