2011

November 2011

Media Contact: Rochelle Rose, PSHH Development Director/Youth Educator Manager, (805) 962-5152 x227
November 2011

Jillian M. Shumate joins Peoples' Self-Help Housing as Site Coordinator/Lead Educator in the Youth Education Enhancement Program (YEEP) at Canyon Creek Apartments Learning Center in Paso Robles

Jillian M. Shumate has joined Peoples' Self-Help Housing as Site Coordinator/Lead Educator in the Youth Education Enhancement Program (YEEP) at Canyon Creek Apartments Learning Center in Paso Robles. She will direct the after school education program which provides homework help, academic advancement, physical and recreational activity, and educational enhancement for 75 student grades 1-5. The program serves approximately low income children daily from Bauer/Speck, Georgia Brown, Virginia Peterson, Winifred Pifer, and Pat Butler Elementary Schools.

Funded by a five-year 21st Century grant, he program is a collaborative effort with City of Paso Robles Library Services, Paso Robles Police Department/Community Services, Paso Robles School District, and Heritage Oaks Bank, as well as the San Luis Obispo County Literacy Council and Cuesta College Workforce Development and Community Programs which provide literacy and English as a Second Language programs for adults.

Shumate replaces Kimberly Gaspar who has been hired by the Paso Robles School District.

A graduate of Cal Poly University, San Luis Obispo, Shumate has over 15 years experience in after school education at the YMCA, Nipomo Parks & Recreation, and United Cerebral Palsy.

Recently joining the YEEP team in Paso Robles is educator Pamela Schlotterbeck who graduated from the University of California at Riverside and holds a multiple subject teaching credential. She has worked as a bilingual teacher for school districts in Ventura, Oxnard, Ojai, Cambria, San Luis Obispo, and Atascadero.

Shumate and Schlotterbeck join longtime bilingual YEEP para educator Marilu Gomez who has worked in the program for four years. She holds an Associate of Arts degree from Cuesta College and is certified in Early Childhood Education. She has also worked for Paso Robles High School, Santa Barbara County Office of Education, and George Brown Elementary School.

As part of its mission to develop self-sufficiency in its low income families, Peoples' provides free after school education at seven Learning Centers located in Paso Robles, Santa Maria, Guadalupe, Lompoc, Santa Barbara, and Carpinteria serving 350 students each school day. Founded in 1970, Peoples' Self-Help Housing is a charitable non-profit organization with offices in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara. Its mission is to provide affordable housing and programs leading to self-sufficiency for low-income seniors, and other special needs groups on California's Central Coast. Peoples' has developed and now manages 1,350 affordable rental units in 20 communities. It has also helped 1,150 low income households build and own their first home.

For more information call (805) 962-5152 x227 or email info@pshhc.org.