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Teachers & Schools

Our Bay Area Summer Celebration

On Saturday, June 29, Landed hosted a free Summer Celebration for Bay Area Educators at Levis Stadium. In partnership with the Bay Area Host Committee and the College Football Playoff Foundation (Extra Yard for Teachers), public school employees were invited to gather with their friends and family for a fun afternoon of festivities to celebrate the end of the school year. Educators and their families had the opportunity to tour the 49ers Museum, which showcases the rich history of the San Francisco 49ers over the years. 

Families experimented with lab activities connecting football to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Mathematics), and joined 49ers EDU for movement drills on the stadium field. Families enjoyed catered food and explored the interactive exhibits. Finally, Landed announced the fifth winner of our Down Payment Giveaway for Educators. After a brief introduction from Sofy Navarro of 49ers EDU, Landeds Kelley Nayo-Jahi and Alex Lofton surprised Araceli Vazquez and her growing family with a giant check for $25,000 – money that Araceli and her family can use independently of Landed's down payment program. 

We just want to say thank you, said Araceli. “We have been working with Landed, and theyre so helpful. This is our first time buying a home and they are very responsive, and very supportive – we just want to say thank you for everything.

This year marks Aracelis second year at Washington Elementary School in Richmond, California as a dual language immersion kindergarten teacher. After working with Landed for about a year, Araceli and her family recently decided to purchase a home in Pinole and are already only two weeks away from closing escrow.

View the video from our Summer Celebration, which features the surprise for Araceli, or view photos from the event on Facebook.

Araceli Vazquez and her family

Grand Prize Winners

Down Payment Giveaway for Educators

Round 1
Stephanie Hardinger
Elementary School Teacher
East Palo Alto, California

Round 2
Beti Magana
Spanish Teacher
Santa Clara, California

Round 3
Nestor Gonzalez
Science Teacher
Oakland, California

Round 4
Jenna Bryon
Elementary School Teacher
San Jose, California

Round 5
Araceli Vazquez
Kindergarten Teacher
Richmond, California


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About the Author

Jennifer Nash Darukhanawalla

Raised in the Bay Area, Jennifer is a senior attending San Jose State University planning to double major with a B.A. in Graphic Design and a B.S. in Advertising. As a MarComm Intern, Jennifer works with the Engagement Lead on photography, videography, editing, writing, and communications.

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