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Volunteer of the Month

The purpose of the Foster Grandparent Program is to provide children and older adults a chance to grow together through one-on-one daily attention that Foster Grandparents provide to help young people grow, gain confidence, and become more full and productive members of society.

Last program year, the Foster Grandparent Program focused on supporting and recognizing our volunteers and community partners for their steadfast service and flexibility during these unprecedented times. For the 2021-2022 program year, the theme is Servant Heart. This year we build community in celebration of 50 years of faithful service! Our theme is informed by 1 Peter 4:10, which encourages that: "Each of [us] should use whatever gifts [we] have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms."

Each month we highlight a volunteer, recognizing his/her hard work and dedication to the Foster Grandparent Program and the children served. Their commitment to service, purpose, and leadership is demonstrated daily through this volunteerism. Thank you for your service!

November 2022

Volunteer of the Month: Marthrine Hamilton
Volunteering Since: 2019
Station: TEACH Tech & USC Kinder2College

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Thank you for your 3 years of service as a Foster Grandparent, Grandma Hamilton! 

October 2022

Volunteer of the Month: Carol Valley
Volunteering Since: 2019
Station: TEACH Tech & USC Kinder2College

ValleyThank you for your 3 years of service as a Foster Grandparent, Grandma Valley! 

September 2022

Volunteer of the Month: Mary Catlin
Volunteering Since: 2018
Station: Drew CDC & USC Kinder2College

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Thank you for your 4 years of service as a Foster Grandparent, Grandma Catlin!

 

August 2022

Volunteer of the Month: Trent Jones
Volunteering Since: 2010
Station: Girls Club of Los Angeles

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Thank you for your 12 years of service as a Foster Grandparent, Grandpa Jones!

July 2022

Volunteer of the Month: Linda Itson
Volunteering Since: 2019
Station: TEACH Tech Charter High School

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Thank you for your 3 years of service as a Foster Grandparent, Grandma Itson!

June 2022

Volunteer of the Month: Ruth Allen
Volunteering Since: 2019
Station: Normandie Christian School

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Thank you for your 3 years of service as a Foster Grandparent, Grandma Allen!

May 2022

Volunteer of the Month: Mary Nelson
Volunteering Since: 2019
Station: Salvation Army

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Thank you for your 3 years of service as a Foster Grandparent, Grandma Nelson!

April 2022

Volunteer of the Month: Geraldine Winkfield
Volunteering Since: 2004
Station: Watts Learning Center

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Thank you for your 18 years of service as a Foster Grandparent, Grandma Winkfield!

March 2022

Volunteer of the Month: Ida Hall
Volunteering Since: 2012
Station: Girls Club of Los Angeles

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Thank you for your 10 years of service as a Foster Grandparent, Grandma Hall!

February 2022

Volunteer of the Month: Annie Rose Boyd-Hargrove
Volunteering Since: 2013
Station: Hoover Intergenerational Care

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Thank you for your 9 years of service as a Foster Grandparent, Grandma Boyd-Hargrove!

January 2022

Volunteer of the Month: Jacqueline Ford
Volunteering Since: 2013
Station: TEACH Tech Charter High School

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Thank you for your 9 years of service as a Foster Grandparent, Grandma Ford!

December 2021

Volunteer of the Month: Alberta Wilson
Volunteering Since: 2016
Station: Normandie Christian School

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Thank you for your 5 years of service as a Foster Grandparent, Grandma Wilson!

November 2021

Volunteer of the Month: Veronica Clark
Volunteering Since: 2020
Station: Foundation Early Childhood Education

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Thank you for your 1 year of service as a Foster Grandparent, Grandma Clark!

October 2021

Volunteer of the Month: Aye Reyes
Volunteering Since: 2019
Station: Normandie Christian School

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Thank you for your 2 years of service as a Foster Grandparent, Grandma Reyes!

September 2021

Volunteer of the Month: Robert Noss
Volunteering Since: 2018
Station: The Accelerated School

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Thank you for your 3 years of service as a Foster Grandparent, Grandpa Noss!

August 2021

Volunteer of the Month: Sandra Collins
Volunteering Since: 2019
Station: TEACH Tech Charter High School

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Thank you for your 2 years of service as a Foster Grandparent, Grandma Collins!

July 2021

Volunteer of the Month: Michael Jackson
Volunteering Since: 2017
Station: Girls Club of Los Angeles

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Thank you for your 4 years of service as a Foster Grandparent, Grandpa Jackson!

June 2021

Volunteer of the Month: Bonnie Moody
Volunteering Since: 2011
Station: Inner City Education Foundation

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Thank you for your 10 years of service as a Foster Grandparent, Grandma Moody!

May 2021

Volunteer of the Month: Ester Moralde
Volunteering Since: 2012
Station: Salvation Army LA Day Care

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Thank you for your 9 years of service as a Foster Grandparent, Grandma Ester!

April 2021

Volunteer of the Month: Loretta Randle
Volunteering Since: 2013
Station: Girls Club of Los Angeles

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Thank you for your 8 years of service as a Foster Grandparent, Grandma Randle! 

March 2021

Volunteer of the Month: Carmella Grace
Volunteering Since: 2013
Station: Girls Club of Los Angeles

Carmella Grace

Thank you for your 8 years of service as a Foster Grandparent, Grandma Grace!

February 2021

Volunteer of the Month: Janis Craig-Jackson
Volunteering Since: 2017
Station: Hooper Primary Center and USC Kinder2College

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Thank you for your 4 years of service as a Foster Grandparent, Grandma Craig-Jackson!

January 2021

Volunteer of the Month: Sarah Hawkins
Volunteering Since: 2018
Station: Hooper Primary Center and USC Kinder2College

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Thank you for your 3 years of service as a Foster Grandparent, Grandma Hawkins!

December 2020

Volunteer of the Month: Jo Ann Williams
Volunteering Since: 2014
Station: Hoover Intergenerational Care

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Thank you for your 6 years of service as a Foster Grandparent, Grandma Williams!

November 2020

Volunteer of the Month: Felicito Tumlos
Volunteering Since: 2017
Station: The Jeffrey Foundation

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Thank you for your 3 years of service as a Foster Grandparent, Grandpa Tumlos!

October 2020

Volunteer of the Month: Bobby Hannie
Volunteering Since: 2018
Station: Girls Club of Los Angeles

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Thank you for your 2 years of service as a Foster Grandparent, Grandpa Bobby!

September 2020

Volunteer of the Month: Johnetta Caldwell
Volunteering Since: 2019
Station: Inner City Education Foundation

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Thank you for your 1 year of service as a Foster Grandparent, Grandma Johnetta!

August 2020

Volunteer of the Month: Lillie Dew
Volunteering Since: 2015
Station: Inner City Education Foundation

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Thank you for your 5 years of service as a Foster Grandparent, Grandma Lillie!

July 2020

Volunteer of the Month: Lois Harris
Volunteering Since: 2019
Station: TEACH Tech Charter High School

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Thank you for your 1 year of service as a Foster Grandparent, Grandma Lois!

June 2020

Volunteer of the Month: Barbara Niles
Volunteering Since: 2018
Station: Harbor Hills (LACDA)

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Thank you for your 2 years of service as a Foster Grandparent, Grandma Barbara!

May 2020

Volunteer of the Month: Ora Dupree
Volunteering Since: 2016
Station: Shields for Families: Genesis Child Development Center

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Thank you for your 4 years of service as a Foster Grandparent, Grandma Ora!

April 2020

Volunteer of the Month: Joan Oliver-Bonner
Volunteering Since: 2018
Station: Shields for Families: St. Lawrence of Brindisi

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Thank you for your 2 years of service as a Foster Grandparent, Grandma Joan!

March 2020

Volunteer of the Month: Geraldine McAdams
Volunteering Since: 2001
Station: The Accelerated School

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Thank you for your 19 years of service as a Foster Grandparent, Grandma McAdams!

February 2020

Volunteer of the Month: Lolita De La Cruz
Volunteering Since: 2016
Station: Children's Institute, Otis Booth

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Thank you for your 4 years of service as a Foster Grandparent, Grandma Lolita!

January 2020

Volunteer of the Month: Connie Angelo
Volunteering Since: 2011
Station: The Accelerated School

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Thank you for your 9 years of service as a Foster Grandparent, Grandma Angelo!

December 2019

Volunteer of the Month: Juanita Rivera
Volunteering Since: 2016
Station: Shields for Families

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Thank you for your 4 years of service as a Foster Grandparent, Grandma Rivera!

November 2019

Volunteer of the Month: Ollie King
Volunteering Since: 2004
Station: Watts Learning Center Elementary School

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Thank you for your 15 years of service as a Foster Grandparent, Grandma King!