Lesher Foundation Provides Critical Funds Enabling Lincoln to Access Monolingual Spanish Speaking Community

In Spring 2016, the Dean & Margaret Lesher Foundation provided a generous grant of $30,000 in support of Lincoln's HOPE (Helping Open Pathways To Education) Program in Contra Costa County. The funding will support a full-time Spanish translator who will work closely with 35+ on-site Lincoln clinicians and staff--this includes principals, teachers, and administrative staff--across all 13 schools in the Pittsburg Unified School District (PUSD). As the largest population of students and families we serve through HOPE-CC are monolingual Spanish speakers, hiring a full-time translator will dramatically expand and strengthen Lincoln's ability to provide accessible, culturally responsive mental health services and supports.

The Lesher Foundation has been a past, generous funder of Lincoln, and we are thrilled to be partnering again with the Foundation.