Fremont, CA, September 20, 2010 – As a result of a $200,000 grant from the East Bay Community Foundation, a state-of-the-art computer lab and classroom for the Deaf Studies Division at Ohlone College officially opened its doors today.
Ohlone operates one of the largest and most highly respected Deaf Studies programs of any community college in the US, with almost 200 Deaf students and an additional 600 American Sign Language (ASL) students.
Nearly 2 billion peopleone third of the world’s population—are malnourished and suffer from inadequate iron, Vitamin A and other essential nutrients. Those most at risk are children.
After they’re weaned from breast milk, many children typically rely on diets heavy on corn, rice and wheat—and they don’t get enough iron. Until recently, the best remedy was iron drops, but these stain teeth and have a very unpleasant taste.
We've written before about the "Chow Wagon" pet food pantry and Animal Friends. I worked with the staff to get one pantry connected with them and it was a pretty seamless process and a real service to the community (and the shelter system to keep pet's from being turned in b/c of food).
"Violence is a learned behavior. Like all learned behaviors, it can be changed." — Mothers Against Teen Violence
The Midland County Violence Prevention Partnership was recently highlighted on an international program called "A World of Possibilities."
The Midland County Violence Prevention Partnership's mission is to actively promote the safety and well-being of its citizens by preventing youth violence and gang activities through awareness, education, collaboration and involvement.
Nat Turner arrived in the Lower 9th Ward from New York with $12 and a vision. His dream was to start an alternative high school in the still ravished Blair Grocery building. Now, thanks to a small but dedicated staff and hundreds of volunteers, school is in session.
Our School at Blair Grocery operates an urban organic micro-farm on its half-acre plot, growing vegetables and fruit trees and raising chickens. A truck bought with funds from the Greater New Orleans Foundation allows them to compost vegetable waste from Whole Foods, making high-quality soil they can sell.
Most of us remember what it was like to finally learn to drive. Our roaming range suddenly expanded from our own neighborhood to the whole city or even more. We could hang out with friends previously inaccessible. What we sometimes forget is that children take a similar step of freedom when they learn to ride a bike. Suddenly, the playground a couple blocks away seems to be closer and getting to school is much quicker. Besides, riding your bike is fun. You can go really fast, especially down hills! Yes, life is good for a kid on a bike.
Claudia Mitchell went to Iraq as a United States Marine, and came home safely to Arkansas. That's when she decided to learn how to ride a motorcycle—and a highway accident severed her left arm. At age 23, she had to learn the most basic tasks all over again.