Remembering a Hero

As we gear up for the holidays, let us take some time to remember those we've lost, including beloved Citizen Schools California Teaching Associate Lauren Abramson.  Lauren was a Team Leader at Kennedy Middle School in Redwood City, a role that enabled her to build incredible bonds with her students. Lauren taught and led the same team of students from 6th through 8th grade.  She was a cherished member of the Citizen Schools and Kennedy Middle School community for three years, serving as a teacher and role model to over 250 students during her service with Citizen Schools California. Please consider making a gift to The Lauren Abramson Memorial Fund to honor her memory and her passionate dedication to teaching middle school students. The Fund honors Lauren's contribution to Citizen Schools California and to her students, and advances Citizen Schools’ ability to achieve its vision to close the opportunity and achievement gap, ensuring all children graduate high school ready to succeed in college and career.

To participate in the Fund, you can donate online here. Please be sure to write, "In honor of Lauren Abramson" in the comments section. Finally, any questions about donations or the Lauren Abramson Memorial Fund should be directed to Lauren's cousin Jon Spack at