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My Cause My Cleats
   December 2017                                                                                        DONATE NOW
49er Solomon Thomas- 10 Books A Home

Our partnership with Solomon Thomas for the My Cause My Cleats program has been exciting and rewarding. Over the course of last few months we collaborated with the 49ers Foundation team to design the cleats (believe it or not they were designed by one of our four-year-old Learners, Danny), which Solomon wore to his game on December 3rd and helped his team win the game. 

The cleats are up for auction, are among the most popular ones and can be yours! What's more, all funds raised at the auction will help support the mission of 10 Books Home. Consider participating and tell your friends too about it!

Bid for the cleats here!



ESPN: We are grateful for the opportunities NFL’s My Cause My Cleats campaign has brought to 10 Books A Home including ESPN's Nicholas Wagoner's article on 49er Solomon Thomas and why he chose 10 Books A Home as his cause. You can read and watch the ESPN story about Solomon and 10BH here


Recapping 2017 - Planning 2018:  Thank you for helping make 2017 the most glorious year so far for 10 Books A Home! We had big wins on many sides; we were picked as favorites by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, 49er Solomon Thomas, San Jose Mercury News, Sereno Group, Midpeninsula Media Center Local Hero Award, and Silicon Valley Real Ventures. We are striving to constantly innovate and enhance the impact of our work. We hope that you will continue to support us.

One of our biggest priorities for the next three years will be to create new home and school programs based on our Intrinsic Learning Motivation theory. We aim to position ourselves to reach 1M high-poverty children by 2025 by diversifying the number and reach of our ILM Method programs over 2018 and 2019. Tour our facility or call us to learn more about our strategic vision and the concept of Intrinsic Learning Motivation (ILM). 

Look out for our 2017 Annual Report releasing in February 2018. 

Support us!

                      Volunteer spotlight
Jonathan Thomas
       Founding Board Member, Role Model



       Born in the Bay Area, Jonathan grew
       up in East Palo Alto during some of its
       worst years. He went to grade school
       and high school in East Palo Alto
       before going to Harvard University for
       his undergraduate degree. Since                    Jonathan was thirteen, he has
       worked in a multitude of educational
       settings, working with children between
       the ages of preschool and high school.
       Jonathan discovered 10 Books A Home
       through its founder Paul not long after
       it was founded in July 2009. He has               been an active member of the                         organization ever since, serving as                 a board member and tutoring five                 children.  

               Board member spotlight 
 Victor Shin
                      Strategy Adviser



     Victor has over 20 years of experience
     in the financial industry in the San
     Francisco Bay Area, along with being a
     Senior Adjunct Professor since 2013.
     Currently he is the Vice President,
     Branch Manager for Bank of the West
     in downtown Oakland. He has held
     various senior positions at major
     institutions, such as Washington Mutual,
     Wells Fargo, Comerica Bank and First
     Republic. He is currently leading the             10BH research gala planning committee. 

News and Upcoming Events 

Inviting new applications for Role Models and Learners: We will be recruiting 200 new families and volunteer tutors in Q1 2018 and will appreciate your help with spreading the word. Watch RMs and families talk about their joy of being with 10BH and learn more about the application process here.  Also catch our Role Model, Donald Lindsay, share his thoughts on the value of the Intrinsic Learning Motivation approach for children and adults alike.

Speaking Engagement - Grantee Donor relationship: Our founder, Paul Thiebaut III​, recently addressed the David and Lucile Packard Foundation​ staff as a grantee and panelist along with The Azul​ Project and In Our Own Voice: National Black Women's Reproductive Justice Agenda.​ Together the panelists addressed diversity, equity, and inclusion! Call us to schedule a tour of our East Palo Alto facility (a mini disneyland for young learners) and learn how we are working towards social justice through our innovative educational method, Intrinsic Learning Motivation (ILM).

Research Gala 2018: Last week we kicked off our 2018 Research Gala planning. Thank you to the amazing committee chairs, Victor Shin and Sheri Sobrato and all the committee members for their leadership! We are thrilled about this unique gala, which will unveil and celebrate 10BH’s research agenda for the next three years.

RSVP and learn more at:
Research Gala 2018
650.485.4877 - Call Us or Donate Now
Volunteer with us!
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