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Day 20 – San Francisco

Posted on July 21, 2019

by Idan Azani   We learned the importance of literacy today in San Francisco. We met with Leon Veal, a reading tutor at the San Francisco Public Library who learned to read himself when he was 45 years old. Illiteracy is still a big issue in the world because it’s becoming harder and harder to Continue Reading »

Day 19 – San Francisco

Posted on July 21, 2019

by Abigail Fishman   We got up this morning and had breakfast at the hotel just outside of Los Angeles. We then got on the bus and started towards San Francisco. At around 10:30, we got stopped in Santa Barbara and had lunch. Although it was early for lunch, it was fun to check out Continue Reading »

Day Twenty One – San Francisco

Posted on July 16, 2018

by Fraine Joroff Going into our final day in San Francisco before we fly out to Chicago, we had done so many things  in the Golden Gate City. From meeting with Leon Veal, to visiting the campus of UC Berkeley, to going to the City Lights Bookstore, we had all enjoyed ourselves on our visit. Continue Reading »

Day Twenty – San Francisco

Posted on July 14, 2018

by Hannah Laing We started off our day by visiting the Seattle Public Library. There, we met with a man named Leon Veal, who learned to read and write at age 44. When he was a child, he was socially promoted in school because the teachers didn’t want to spend the time working with what Continue Reading »

Day Nineteen – California Cost

Posted on July 13, 2018

by Bradley Pasekoff Today we continued on our journey by traveling from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Before doing so, we stopped in Santa Barbara and reflected on our time in L.A. On Tuesday, we visited the Homeboy Industries offices in downtown L.A. and learned about their program and its goals. It was inspiring to Continue Reading »

Day 21: San Francisco

Posted on July 17, 2016

By Dylan Swickle: With a sad start to this journal entry, I have to recognize that one of the staff, Max, left today. We had to say goodbye last night as he would be heading back home this morning. Max, to me, was a great staff member and I really enjoyed him on my trip.  He Continue Reading »

Day 20: San Francisco

Posted on July 16, 2016

By Sari Birdcall: With the theme of the California stretch of our trip being power, we zoned in on the idea of people power for our journey through San Francisco.   After a 9:10am departure, we headed to the San Francisco Public Library to learn about illiteracy in America. As a student who has loved to read for Continue Reading »

Day 19: Los Angeles & San Francisco

Posted on July 15, 2016

By Caroline Perlis: This morning, we all woke up bright and early for our 8:30 AM breakfast buffet in order to hit the road at 9:00 AM. Without stopping, the ride from LA to San Fransisco would generally take about six hours. Usually I would dread a six hour bus ride, but what was special about this one was Continue Reading »

Day 21- San Francisco

Posted on July 21, 2015

– Bradley Fleishman My last day of the trip was a very interesting one. Everyone including myself loved San Francisco. We started the day at the San Francisco Library with a discussion with John Lavine, the former Dean of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He talked about the future of technology and how Continue Reading »

Day 20- San Francisco

Posted on July 18, 2015

– Ross Rosen We started off our first full day in San Francisco meeting at a public library with Leon Veal, a man who did not learn how to read or write until he was 44. It was amazing seeing how much something most of us take for granted can actually change someone’s life. Before Continue Reading »