Our Gold Star Community Business Partner is Cinthia Varkevisser. Cinthia is a local real estate agent who has pledged 15% of her commission on home sales of Emerson families and 10% of her commission on referrals we send her way to Emerson. If you are buying or selling a home or know someone in need of a real estate agent, contact Cinthia at Cinthia@TheHighlandPartners.com or 415-740-7955.
Cinthia is a resident of Longfellow, part of the Emerson Elementary catchment, and committed to supporting the students and families of Emerson. She is particularly interested in enrichment programs that will enhance the mind/body connection for our students. Last spring she sponsored three of our students to attend GrlQuake. This weekend camp provides girls and young women 8-18 with life changing self-defense and empowerment skills and space to make “fierce” and positive friendships! Girls participated in strong age-appropriate self-defense training along with art projects, journaling and peer group discussions stressing positive role modeling, appropriate boundaries, and how to make and be a good friend.
The Temescal and Telegraph Business District
The Temescal and Telegraph Business District (TTBID) puts on an annual fundraising event that benefits Emerson. Each spring The Taste of Temescal culinary crawl invites participants a delicious sample at one of several restaurants in the Temescal neighborhood. Enjoy an evening of food, drink, live music and fabulous prizes, along Telegraph Avenue from 40th to 52nd Streets, Temescal Alley, and Claremont Ave while raising money for Emerson and other local schools and non-profit organizations. The 2019 date will be announced soon!
Other community business partners include: