Geeking-Out

Schools are struggling to meet rising mental health needs, data shows

Laura MecklerWashington PostMay 31, 2022 Excerpt: “The survey found that mental health needs were acute not just for students, but for school employees, too. About 3 in 10 schools reported an increase in workers seeking school-based mental health services, and 6 in 10 reported a rise in staffers’ concern over their own or their colleagues’ […]

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Props to The Mid City CAN Youth Council Straight Outta San Diego!

The Mid City CAN Youth Council envisions a world where young people thrive and everything is possible when we invest in education, not incarceration. They believe, with proper support, all young people can participate meaningfully in decision-making.  They are a group of young people, ages 13-18, who want to create change in Southeast San Diego’s […]

Tips & Tools

3 TikTok Tips for Non Profits

With users spending more than 14 hours per month on the app (Statista), your organization has the potential to reach users multiple times. The question is, how exactly can your nonprofit organization leverage TikTok to gain more donors? Here are three valuable tops to get you started.

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Ear Candy of the Week – Linda Linda’s- NPR Tiny Desk Concert

My favorite punk-rock band of the moment happens to have a drummer who is 11 years old. These four young women hold their own as they deliver songs like Racist Sexist Boy, Cuántas Veces, and Talking To Myself. Ain’t no power like the power of the youth because the power of the youth don’t stop!

Geeking-Out

What it really takes to keep schools open during the omicron surge

This article captures the difficulty in keeping schools open during the rise in omicron cases. Educators, thank you for everything that you are doing for our youth and families. If you don’t hear this often enough out there right now, let us say; “Thank you and you are loved for your sacrifice and care of […]

Ear Candy

Spiderman – The Ramones

By now most have you have seen the latest installment of the Spiderman movie series but have you ever heard The Spiderman Theme Song recorded by The Ramones or seen the music video? Pure Adrenaline!

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¡Viva la cultura!

Sacramento’s Latino Center of Art and Culture brings new life to a landmark, continuing its vital celebration of heritage. “The work is never done when it comes to running a nonprofit arts organization, but through the decades the LCAC has evolved from a small bookstore on 12th and F streets to a force that continues […]

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San Juan Principal Judy Billingsly’s Journey

This week we lift up the incredible life journey of educator Judy Fambrough-Billingsley who currently serves as a Principal for San Juan Unified School District. Ms. Billingsley’s memoir Too Brown to Keep: A Search for Love, Forgiveness, and Healing is a sweet, painful, and triumphant story. From a childhood in Germany shortly after the war […]

Tips & Tools

Calling All Youth Developers! Here is an Excellent Job Opportunity

Youth Development Program Specialist at Cesar Chavez Community School in Woodland.The Program Specialist I – Youth Development will focus on identifying and developing opportunities to promote youth development, student engagement and college & career readiness for students at Cesar Chavez Community School in collaboration with governmental, community and business partners as well as educational partners, […]

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