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Blue Gargoyle in Serious Financial Trouble

Hi everyone,
If you haven't heard, we are in serious trouble. The Hyde Park Herald printed a second front page article this week about it, which you can read at their website (http://www.hpherald.com), but the short story is that we have to raise a large amount of money or possibly close. To reiterate what it is that we do: we have an alternative high school, an adult learning program with day and evening classes for all levels, from the most basic to GED, a family learning program so that families with very small children can get their education together, an after school youth program for kids who are behind at school, and a counseling department so that our students who need it can get extra support. We never charge anyone for any of our services. Please look at our website, or read the article to learn more about us... we've been here for 40 years, and there are very few other programs that provide services as comprehensive as ours, especially for free. Even if you can't help us with money, maybe you can help just by talking about us... if you've had a good experience here, tell people! We're going to do our best to keep everyone updated. Thanks for whatever support you can give us...

I've only been here for about six months, but I love our students and I love our programs... I'm amazed at what our students do, and at what the other staff members here do..a lot of our students say that we treat them more like family members than just more cases to handle. Many of them get here after a long road of bad educational experiences, and it is invaluable that there is a place like this where everyone is welcome and where everyone can have a chance. Everyone here works so hard! I know everyone is having a hard time right now, but if you're able to help even a little, this organization is absolutely worth every cent...

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