View Larger Image AHS Sophomores Volunteer for La Puente Posted online on May 10th by AlamosaNews.com ALAMOSA– Capping the school year with a unit on homelessness, sophomore students in an English 10 class at Alamosa High School decided to witness it first-hand by volunteering with La Puente homeless shelter. Teacher Louella Lenberg said students opened the unit by reading the book The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, a memoir about her life. The students researched homelessness and did several activities in class. They also compared and contrasted the book to the movie which came out about two years ago. Students volunteered in the kitchen at La Puente as well as in community gardens at the elementary schools and with the PALS program on Wednesday. The Glass Castle was on The New York Times bestseller list for more than seven years. According to Amazon, the book “is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. “The Walls children learned to take care of themselves,” the Amazon review continued. “They fed, clothed, and protected one another, and eventually found their way to New York. Their parents followed them, choosing to be homeless even as their children prospered.” The motion picture of the same title starred Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson and Naomi Watts. By Israel Garcia| 2019-05-11T19:28:22-07:00 May 11th, 2019|Media Coverage, Volunteer|0 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterLinkedinRedditTumblrGoogle+PinterestVkEmail About the Author: Israel Garcia Israel is the Diretor of La Puente's Community Education program. Born and raised in the San Luis Valley, Israel is proud to serve in the place he calls home. Related Posts Working Together Gallery Working Together Share the Magic 2019 Gallery Share the Magic 2019 Community Trailblazer Award 2019: Lance Cheslock Gallery Community Trailblazer Award 2019: Lance Cheslock La Puente’s Rural Outreach Initiative: The Last Frontier Gallery La Puente’s Rural Outreach Initiative: The Last Frontier Mayor + Hunger + Challenge = Understanding Gallery Mayor + Hunger + Challenge = Understanding Leave A Comment Cancel reply Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.