Hooray for our newest Volunteer of the Month, Peter Albert! Peter joined us as a volunteer in our After-School Tutoring program this school year, and we couldn’t be more thrilled. As a city planner, Peter has a long history of dedication to his community, improving walkability and transit access in San Francisco for many years (see last June’s Examiner article about his retirement for just a few of his many accomplishments). Here at 826, he consistently shows his admiration for students and effortlessly supports our staff. The sense of calm, warmth, and willingness to learn that he’s brought to the space since his very first day at our volunteer orientation are an inspiration to us. Our students look forward to having Peter around every Monday to help them out after a long day of school, and AST staffers find Peter to be not only one of the most dedicated volunteers each week, but also an absolute joy to be around. Our After-School Tutoring Program Manager Kathleen glowed, “Peter is amazing at building great relationships with all students, and is an excellent support to students who are struggling and need more individualized attention. He attends After-School Tutoring regularly, always with a smile and a positive attitude.” Here’s Peter, in his own words:
“I am a father of two (now adult) children, raised by my wife, me, and the SFUSD in San Francisco. I retired last year after working as an architect and city planner for thirty-two years, doing a lot of quality-of-life work with communities. Even though the City has asked me back to help with community planning on an urgent basis, I still manage to protect Monday afternoons for working at 826 Valencia, helping students finish their homework so they won’t have to worry about it at night.”
Peter, you’re awesome! We appreciate your commitment to being there for our students each week, and look forward to your growth as a tutor with us for years to come!
Read more about our previous Volunteers of the Month.