2016

Rabobank Donates $7,500 for Peoples’ Self-Help Housing Youth Education Program

Rabobank Donates $7,500 for Peoples’ Self-Help Housing Youth Education Program

Steve Harding, Chairman of Rabobank N.A.'s Community Leadership Group, presents a $7,500 grant check to Peoples’ Self-Help Housing President/CEO John Fowler during an educational summer class at Courtland Street Apartment in Arroyo Grande. The grant is in support of the Youth Education Enhancement Program.
Central Coast, July 25, 2016 – Rabobank has presented Peoples’ Self-Help Housing (PSHH) with a $7,500 grant in support of the nonprofit’s Youth Education Enhancement Program (YEEP), focusing on improving the literacy, English and math skills of student residents.

Rabobank regularly supports nonprofit organizations with missions to provide affordable housing and programs to low- and moderate-income individuals, among other causes. This gift will support PSHH’s YEEP program, which offers educational support to K-8th grade students at nine PSHH housing sites. In 2015, the program and its dedicated educators helped nearly 300 students improve math, language arts and other essential skills.

“Educational resources are among the greatest needs of the families we serve and are key to their success in years and for generations to come,” said PSHH CEO/President John Fowler. “We’re grateful Rabobank understands the power of education and is helping us take this program even further.”

About PSHH

Founded in 1970, PSHH is an award winning non-profit organization that develops affordable housing and community facilities for low-income households and homeownership opportunities for working families and special needs populations, such as seniors, veterans, the disabled, and the formerly homeless. With nearly 1,200 self-help homes completed and almost 1,700 rental units developed, PSHH is the largest affordable housing developer on the Central Coast, with offices in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara. For more information on Peoples’ Self-Help Housing, visit www.pshhc.org, email communications@pshhc.org or phone (805) 781-3088.