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Donor Spotlight: Sara & James Jungroth

News for 10.28.14
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Employment is a true equalizer. The Department of Labor projects that Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) employment will increase by one million jobs annually by 2022, fueling the focus on STEM in education and job training in Silicon Valley.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is the fastest growing developmental disability in California with diagnoses increasing by 283% since 2000. Statistics show that people with ASD tend to gravitate toward STEM education and careers.

A very special gift from Sara and James Jungroth is providing participants in Autism Social Connection (ASC) – a program that focuses on film creation and career exploration– the opportunity to get hands-on experience with technology by providing equipment and training that fuels their interest in STEM. The Jungroth gift built film-editing work stations for ASC, providing students with the opportunity to create and edit their films. Their gift also provides cutting-edge employment programs that support job success and mobile tools for staff in the field, enabling them to spend more time with those we serve.

“It is important for us to know we are making a difference and having an impact – that’s why we support Gatepath,” stated Sara. She and her husband are active volunteers for Gatepath, the Hillsborough Auxiliary, and other organizations.

We appreciate their generous support.