Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16MISSION PROMISE NEIGHBORHOOD (MPN) The Ramirez Family As an immigrant to San Francisco, Luz Ramirez is determined to learn how to support her family as they live and go to school in the Mission. That’s why Luz participated in Making Connections classes to learn digital literacy tools, and the devoted mother is now reading more to her children and creating a culture of reading in her home. As a part of this innovative MPN program, Luz also received Financial Capability classes, including how to start a Kindergarten to College savings account. Her oldest son Erick is thriving six months into a mentorship program called Project Arrive; he made the Honor Roll for the first time this spring and has started talking about college. Erick has become a model to his three younger brothers, inspiring them how to stay on the path of MPN’s cradle-to-college continuum. Luz, true to her name, now lights up when she talks about her family’s future. One family. Two generations. A neighborhood of partners. The Ramirez family epitomizes MPN’s two-generation approach to creating opportunities for family and student success. IMPACT 79% 2015 graduation rate at John O’Connell High School, up from 68 percent in 2012 and closing the gap. IMPACT 70% MPN Making Connections families reading to their children three to four days per week, for 30 minutes minimum. 5