For the past two years, The Hamlin School has had a close partnership with the nonprofit Lava Mae.
Lava Mae brings critical services to the streets – delivered with an unexpected level of care we call Radical Hospitality™ – to rekindle dignity and hope for people experiencing homelessness through our Mobile Hygiene Service, Pop-Up Care Villages and buildIt toolkit.
Hamlin students have volunteered at Pop-Up Care Villages helping to distribute clothing and food to our unhoused San Francisco neighbors.
Jamie Ramirez and Kao Choua Vue from Lava Mae, visited with Grade 7 students yesterday. They shared videos, led students through simulations, and shared the following points (among others):
We deeply appreciate the warmth of Hamlin students who have volunteered with Lava Mae.
Lava Mae practices “Radical Hospitality,” a high level of care for our unhoused neighbors.
People on the streets rise to the level of care that they are given.
How you are treating people matters. Even just making eye contact and saying hello to someone makes a difference.
What if we all practiced “Radical Hospitality” to each other every day, what would our world be like?
To learn more about Lava Mae, please visit: https://lavamae.org/