In late 2019, the Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County and SMCPL Aileen Cassinetto began collaborating on what would be an annual countywide youth poetry, music & art competition to raise awareness of Affordable Housing Month and highlight young people’s notions of home. The theme this year is “Growing Home,” the title of last year’s winning poem by Abigale Wee. Grand Prize Winners this year, announced by The Honorable David Canepa, President of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, are: Rachel Cronin (Poetry, K-5); Marta Olson (Poetry, 6-12); Mina Hui (Art, K-5); Emily Gao & Jane Oh (Art, 6-12); Justin Tha (Music, K-5); William Christensen (Music, 6-12).
San Mateo County Poet Laureate Aileen Cassinetto and the Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County present “Home Could Be Here,” the first countywide Youth Poetry, Art & Music Competition to raise awareness of Affordable Housing Month. May 7 at 6pm.
Abigale Wee (1st place)
Brianna Jacobs (1st place)
Cielo Contreras (1st place)