Category Archives: Supporters of Larkin Street

Barbara Canella

“Larkin street youth are all very appreciative and eager to learn.” Barbara Canella began searching for volunteer opportunities with an educational bent after she retired last summer from her job as a resource specialist for schools in the San Lorenzo, Calif. School District. Her years of experience teaching younger kids led her to teach reading […]

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Karen Sommerich

“The youth living at the ATI house are fantastic – inspirational, hard-working, intelligent, fun and kind-hearted. These kids have a big impact on me, and I remember them long after they’ve left the program.” Karen Sommerich’s unique mix of strong values and a passion for helping others has helped shape her philanthropic endeavors. Karen acknowledged […]

Julie Winklestein

“I continue to quietly update the Larkin Street library for the avid readers among the Larkin Street youth, who seem to read them as quickly as I fill up the shelves.” Julie Winkelstein has been a librarian in the East Bay for more than 20 years. Recently she decided to go back to school and […]