Articles and Press Releases

April 11th, 2018

Alisa Didn’t Have a Chance By the fourth grade, she could barely read at a first grade level. And her math skills were just as bad. Her life at home was a dismal. Brothers who were known as troublemakers in the community, little income coming to the family, a missing father . . . and Alisa was left with a sense of helplessness. At eight-years-old, she had already given up. She was sullen and defeated. Statistically, she was destined for a life of...Read more >

August 31st, 2017

Training Day

One of The Leaven’s proudest partnerships is our close ties to the military men and women of Travis Air Force Base. Recently, Mark Lillis had the opportunity to attend a training exercise known as Mobility Guardian at the Air Force’s Joint Base Lewis-McChord, home of the I Corps and 62nd Airlift Wing. During the training exercise, the Contingency Response Wing practiced rapidly setting up and securing airfields, conducting air evacuation exercises, ...Read more >

July 10th, 2017

A Safe Place

Each of our 16 Leaven centers provide year-round tutoring and mentoring to up to 30 students, but they offer another essential service that is part of why our programs are so successful at reducing crime: a safe place. In addition to providing a fun and productive environment for learning, each of our centers also provides 605 hours of care in a safe environment for the children we serve. [caption id="attachment_936" align="alignright" width="625"] Phot...Read more >