Articles & Press Releases

February 17th, 2017

Global Support

The Leaven is so grateful for all of the support that we have received over the years from our many partners and friends throughout the community. One of our longest partners has been Travis Air Force Base (TAFB). TAFB personnel have done so much for us, from helping us set up our centers, to delivering handmade Valentine’s cards around the world as part of their Global Supply missions. But it’s their Angel Tree Program that our students love most. ...Read more >

January 30th, 2017

A New Home Coming Soon

For the past several weeks, I’ve been dropping hints about our next center, and today I have a lot more information about our next upcoming center coming soon to Vacaville! As you remember, less than a year ago we opened our first center in Vacaville, and it has been a tremendous success. Vacaville Police have seen a reduction in 9-1-1 calls and police reports by nearly 50% in the 6 months after the center opened. Neighbors are taking notice too, rejo...Read more >

January 24th, 2017

Making New(s)

If you tune in to watch the news or watch it online, you may have seen The Leaven featured. Toni Valliere from NBC’s KCRA 3 came to Vacaville and did a feature on our Alamo Gardens center. The story highlights some of the amazing changes that have taken place at Alamo Gardens, both for the community and the children we serve. [caption id="attachment_1209" align="alignright" width="554"] Photo by Darin Reyes[/caption] This center has already made a ...Read more >
It’s 2017 – and we’re going to be busier than ever opening new centers, exploring new opportunities, and of course holding fun events like the Solano Great Race and our Annual Golf Tournament. One thing that makes The Leaven so special is our community involvement. We are committed to giving back to our communities through our Leaven Gives Back program, which teaches Leaven kids the importance of community service and good citizenship. [caption...Read more >

January 9th, 2017

New Year’s Blessings

Happy New Year from The Leaven! We at The Leaven feel so blessed by the love and dedication so many of you shown to our students over the Holiday season; through your end of year gifts, Christmas greetings and well wishes, and by coming out to some of our Holiday events to join us in celebrating the season. [caption id="attachment_1209" align="alignright" width="488"] Photo by Darin Reyes[/caption] Christmas is a special time, when our Leaven kids...Read more >

December 30th, 2016

A Strong End for a Bright Future

2016 has been an incredible year for The Leaven, with so many amazing accomplishments that would not have been possible without your support. We’ve opened new centers throughout Solano, Napa and San Bernardino counties, including our Vacaville center. And just a few days ago, we received some amazing news about this center. In the six months since our Alamo Gardens Leaven center opened, the neighborhood has had 47% fewer calls to the police for ass...Read more >

December 22nd, 2016

Holiday Blessings

Merry Christmas from The Leaven! Christmas is a time of joy and blessings; many of us will spend the day with friends and family, at church, or with others as we celebrate the birth of Christ. However you choose to spend the holiday, know that your Leaven family is so grateful for you and your dedication to your neighbors. The Leaven is different from other afterschool programs because of this commitment from the community. Students at The Leaven kno...Read more >

December 16th, 2016

Christmas Joy Delivered

If you’re like me then you will be attending a few Christmas parties this year. They are a fun way to get together with our friends and loved ones. Delicious treats, fun gifts, music, and festive cheer make these holiday get-togethers can help to bring a lot of joy to the holiday season. We’re having our own Christmas parties throughout California. Thanks to our hard working staff and volunteers, our Leaven kids are getting to enjoy this Christmas t...Read more >

December 9th, 2016

A Helping Hand this Holiday

As the holidays quickly approach, many of us are busily working to finish that shopping list – so here’s a special message from the Leaven Elf! The Leaven’s Catalog for the Children can help you do just that! Our catalog is full of great gifts that are great to give honor to your family and friends, and that give back. You can even shop online. [caption id="attachment_1814" align="alignright" width="576"] Photo by Darin Reyes.[/caption] But wha...Read more >

December 2nd, 2016

Holiday Cheer

We’ve had so much to be thankful for this year, and this Giving Tuesday so many of you gave us even more reasons to be grateful. Your support has made such a huge difference to our Leaven kids this year. This year we’re offering more year-round services to more communities than ever before. This means more kids and communities are rising — but none of this is possible without you. Our programs are locally funded, which means it is neighborhoods...Read more >
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