Help our kids be kindergarten ready!

This fall, you can inspire success stories like Kyae's.

Nearly three years ago, Kyae came to our Open Door Learning Center on St. Paul's East Side as a three-year-old who barely spoke. Today? We've sent her off to kindergarten as a classroom leader and enthusiastic learner.

Because of donor support, we can offer free literacy-rich programming to children ages 3-5 whose parents take our English or GED classes across the hall. It's a whole family approach that has worked for Kyae, but also for her parents! They've made tremendous gains in their own classes while also becoming confident advocates for Kyae's education.

Now, we have big plans for the preschool and Kyae's classmates.

Your gift to our Open Door Preschool before November 1 will allow us to:

  • Expand class hours to better meet students' needs.
  • Add additional educational field trips to places like Sea Life Aquarium and the apple orchard.
  • Launch "Literacy Saturdays," quarterly events with activities designed specifically for preschoolers and their parents to learn together.

Arlington Hills Lutheran Church wants to make sure we have the resources to accomplish these goals. So they've pledged to match every donation made to Open Door Preschool, up to $10,000!

Please give today and let's see what we—our preschoolers, their parents and supporters like you—can accomplish together.


Progress to-date: