Gabe’s Blog: Notes from the Bald Man, February 2019

February 3rd, 2019

Each month, LCMC’s Executive Director, Gabe, shares recent developments at LCMC through his blog, Notes from the Bald Man. You can find previous months’ blog posts here. February 2019 In light Martin Luther King, Jr.’s recent birthday, I have been thinking a lot about a quote of his that I first heard in college regarding the purpose of education: “Education which

Notes from the Bald Man – November 2018

November 8th, 2018

To make extra money, I used to tutor well-off young adults in Silicon Valley. I was trying to support my very expensive habit of working with under-served young men of color coming out of jail. So six days a week, I would spend my mornings working with young men who hated school and thought they

Notes from the Bald Man – October 2018

October 8th, 2018

When I was in college, I read a book by a famous poet. It was an odd book–at least I thought so at the time–about the power of naming a thing. The basic premise of the book was that if you were trying to make something from nothing, you had to put a name to

Notes from the Bald Man – September 2018

September 5th, 2018

Two Changes, One Apology, and a Couple Other Thoughts to Spare Dear Community Builders, This month, I want to speak to two changes occurring within LCMC that are very different in nature from what I usually write about. To begin: Hours of operation and how we (the full-time staff) do business. For the past year,

Notes from the Bald Man – August 2018

August 1st, 2018

Dear Community Builders, Last week a few non-profit leaders from the county were invited by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to go look at agencies in New York that have done good work around youth homelessness—by youth, we are talking 18-25 year olds. DHHS plans to open a center in East County

Notes from the Bald Man – July 2018

July 6th, 2018

Dear Community Builder, I hope this finds you all well and not too warm. Summer is a pretty great time, as we all know. Time to be outside and enjoy the sun. For us, staff at LCMC, as is true for most educators, summer is also a time to reset and prepare for the year

Notes from the Bald Man – June 2018

June 4th, 2018

Dear Tutors, Let’s talk data. As some of you know, we have been making some serious changes to our Tutoring Program, which will allow us to be better and to grow. With Fidel doing our day-to-day operations, Alexandra has been working tirelessly to get our new curricula ready for ESOL and BL students. On the

Notes from the Bald Man – May 2018

May 1st, 2018

May 2018 Dear Community Builders, I hope you all are enjoying the lovely weather we are getting this week. If you are reading these words, I hope you are doing so under a tree while you sip from a drink; iced coffee is my preference. Over the next couple of newsletters, I want to share

Notes from the Bald Man – April 2018

March 30th, 2018

In a new addition to the LCMC website, we’re bringing you monthly updates from our Executive Director, Gabriel Martinez Cabrera (aka “the Bald Man”). Below is his April 2018 monthly update. Dear LCMC Community, March is almost gone and spring is here. The warm weather and longer days are exciting, and they make me think

Notes from the Bald Man – March 2018

February 28th, 2018

In a new addition to the LCMC website, we’re bringing you monthly updates from our Executive Director, Gabriel Martinez Cabrera (aka “the Bald Man”). Below is his inaugural monthly update, from March 2018. My Dear Community Builders, With the new year, and with me coming up on six months of being here, I thought I