Congratulations to Prarthana for winning the NextUp Award, March 12, 2019.
Congratulations to Prarthana for winning the NextUp Blood Science Foundation service award in 13-15 Age category, on March 12, 2019! For this award, Prarthana has received $2500 in scholarship.
Blood Science Foundation, the fundraising and philanthropic arm of Vitalant(formerly LifeSource), is preparing to honor some of Chicagoland’s outstanding youth by hosting the organization’s first edition of The NextUp Awards.
Launched this winter by Blood Science Foundation, the fundraising and philanthropic arm of Vitalant, the NextUp Awards provides scholarships to deserving young people across the area who have shown a transformative commitment to their communities – through fundraising, the development of charitable programs, volunteering, leadership and philanthropy.
School districts, organizations and students themselves had the opportunity to nominate young people for the awards program. Nominees were required to live within the Vitalant service area in Chicagoland and had to have completed a charitable or philanthropic activity in the past 18 months that could be replicated in other cities.
A committee chosen by Blood Science Foundation selected three finalists from each of the age categories. One winner in each category received a $2,500 scholarship.
Yet another passionate work by the OneInMath team in Chicagoland! Congratulations to Prarthana Prashanth the lead for all OneInMath programs in Chicagoland, session leads and tutors for brainstorming and putting together a five minute video trailer about the program currently running in Eola, Santori and 95th Street libraries in Chicago!
Special thanks to Andrew Wang, senior in high school and OIM volunteer, for offering to film and create the video. He spent two months to film students in class, carried out interviews of tutors, Session Leads, Session Managers, and librarians, and finally after multiple edits, the OneInMath Trailer is complete! Thank you Andrew for your great effort and all the students, volunteers, and librarians for their continuous support and cooperation.
We hope you enjoy this video and continue spreading this word about OneInMath!
We encourage potential volunteers interested in volunteering in any capacity (tutors, substitute tutors, session leaders, session managers) who aspire to be part of the OneInMath program, as well as parents of kindergarten to 3rd grades who want to enroll their children in the program to view the video and feel the program in action!
Congratulations to Ruju Talati for designing the winning OneInMath t-shirt! While multiple designs were considered, Ruju’s design was most voted on by current OneInMath tutors in the Chicagoland libraries. Through this t-shirt we hope to unite OneInMath tutors and students, and help spread the word about this program. Below, Ruju’s design is shown.
Council member Rose Herrera of District 8, along with San Jose City Mayor Chuck Reed, Council member Xavier Campos of District 5, and Council member Kansen Chu of District 4, commended Urvi Gupta for her outstanding volunteer service through her OneInMath tutoring programs at the Evergreen, Hillview, and Berryessa Branch Libraries at the City Council meeting on June 11th, 2013.
Every year, each of our branches and units select a Volunteer of the Year. From these nominees one volunteer is selected for recognition as San Jose Public Library’s Volunteer of the Year. We congratulate Urvi Gupta who won the award 2013.
Published in Evergreen Times Newspaper, Page 16, May 10 – May 23, 2013 Edition by Vidya Kilambi.
Each year, each of the twenty two branches of the San Jose Public Libraries nominates one volunteer to compete for system wide recognition. Urvi was selected as the San Jose Public Library Volunteer of the Year for 2013.
The award was presented by San Jose Public Library Division Manager Sandra Stewart on April 25, 2013.
Her name is etched on the perpetual plaque and will reside in Evergreen branch for 2013. She will also have a book plate dedicate to her and the books will be distributed in all three libraries where she currently offers OneInMath program.
A full page article about OneInMath program was published in the January 2013 edition of California Library Association (CLA) Briefings. It appears on page 14 of the 25 page publication. The article highlights the program’s success from its simple beginnings in Nov 2011 with just 6 kids to over 125 kids and 20 volunteers in just one and a half year.
Established in 1895, CLA has nearly 3000 individual, business and institutional members. CLA provides professional development and advocacy support for its members and the California library community at large. Additionally, CLA supports the administration of the California Summer Reading Program as well as further summer enrichment programs funded by the David and Lucille Packard Foundation.
OneInMath is a free, self-paced program designed to help young children (Kindergarden to 3rd grade) master math skills and build a strong foundation in basic arithmetic. Our goal is to make students comfortable with the material and to reduce math anxiety by individualizing the process of learning math, so they are more likely to succeed both now and in the future. We combine the advantages of scientific learning, tutoring, practice, and commitment from parents and students to help them excel.
The program has benefited over 1000 students and is supported by over 100 high school volunteers!
San José Public Library awards one Volunteer of the Year Award for each of the Library branches. This year, Urvi was recognized as the Volunteer of the Year at the Berryessa branch library where she has been offering OneInMath class for free since November 2011.