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Cover Story - March 20, 2013

No small change

Corte Madera students roll up their sleeves to help change the lives of Afghan children

by Renee Batti

Catie Cassani will be teaching first-graders how to play soccer. Alec Vercruysse will set up a lemonade stand — "with coffee to excite the adults." And student leaders of Catie and Alec's school, Corte Madera in Portola Valley, are organizing a community flea market this month — all efforts whose proceeds will benefit the nonprofit Trust in Education, or TIE, which funds projects supporting the people of Afghanistan.

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