Partners for Change seeks volunteers to boost its new collaboration with CAPE Head Start. They are needed to work with a number of families in Livermore, Pleasanton and Dublin with children attending pre-school at CAPE (Community Association for Preschool Education).

Partners for Change matches each client with 2-4 volunteer mentors. They work together in a partnership to help the client achieve his/her personal goals. Information can be found at www.pfctv.org.

According to Partners in Change, mentors do not need any specific skills, just an open mind, an interest in learning about the issue of poverty, and a willingness to walk alongside people for 18-24 months to help them bring about positive change in their lives.

It has been demonstrated that people can achieve success with encouragement. We urge residents to provide that help.