Letter to the Membership
Dear Members of the Denver Bar Association,
My name is Jim Hodges and I am a teacher at Greenlee Elementary School in the Denver Public Schools. I am also the liaison teacher working with John Castellano for an after-school tutoring program called Lincoln Park Scholars.
A little history about the Lincoln Park Scholars might help you understand the importance and appreciation of your donation. The program has been in full swing for about eight years with different teachers running the program. John Castellano helps make all the parts come together and run smoothly. Mr. Castellano is a major part of why Lincoln Park Scholars is successful and helps the students at Greenlee Elementary.
Greenlee Elementary has many students that are just arriving from Mexico and don't speak or read any English. Thanks to your donation, our library at Lincoln Park Scholars went from three books in Spanish to about 50.
As you can see with the invoices I have sent you, our library is full of a variety of reading materials that each one of the students in the program can enjoy and learn from. I was also able to buy math supplies to aid in the students' math skills.
Lincoln Park Scholars receives no funding from Denver Public Schools to operate with, so your donation has created a great chance for us to provide learning materials at each student's individual reading and math levels.
Thanks to the bar association members, Lincoln Park Scholars will be starting off with quality reading and math materials for all the students involved.
Thank you ALL for your concern and caring for students.
Your gift will not be forgotten!
For more information about the Lincoln Park Scholars Program, call John Castellano at (303) 295-8175 or Community Concerns Committee Chair Laura Embleton at (303) 824-5369.