Laurel Hill’s dedicated neighborhood coordinator, Anne Fogleman, has been with PORCH from the get-go. When Anne first heard about PORCH’s neighborhood food drives some five years ago, she was “fascinated by the very simple process.”
Laura Roque was born in central Mexico, one of five children in her family. Her father, who worked in electronics, died of a heart attack when Laura was very young, forcing her two older brothers to drop out of school so that they could get jobs and provide for the family. Laura and her two sisters also started working at young ages to supplement the family income.
Opened in November 2014, the Rogers Road Community Center runs an after-school program for low-income families in the Rogers Road-Eubanks neighborhood. Anywhere from 20 to 30 students, mostly from nearby Morris Grove Elementary School, visit the after-school program each day.