When leaders of the Maplewood Neighborhood Association first suggested the organization counter persistent gang issues by donating money to a ...
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August 22, 2012
Kindergartner Ashly Prado Virelas, center, is one of about 500 students in Vancouver who went to school a few weeks early under the Jump Start program last summer. The Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools has committed another $100,000 to Jump Start Kindergarten in the coming school year.