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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May marks Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, which celebrates  and recognizes the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. Here are some activities, books, and resources you can use to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with children in your classroom.

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No Mow May

April showers bring May Flowers and while we (seemingly) haven’t had any rain this year, May is still one of the most important months for native flora to grow. This brings us to the concept of No Mo May: “Mowing your lawn less creates habitat and can increase the abundance and diversity of wildlife including […]

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 Daniel H. Pink – The Power of Regrets

Daniel Pink shares in this TED Talk — 4 kinds of regret — and what they teach you about yourself. Regret is one of our most powerful emotions — and also one of the most misunderstood. Over the past two years, author Daniel H. Pink has collected a trove of more than 16,000 regrets from […]

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Why Cooking for Others Fills Your Cup

Lately I’ve noticed that cooking for others has been a source of a lot of joy, apparently there are some psychological reasons it! According to this article on HuffPost, cooking can create bonds between people, act as a form of altruistic nurturing, and give you time to practice mindfulness for yourself. If you have the […]

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Young People Address the Nation

On Tuesday, March 1, 2022, President Biden delivered the 2022 State of the Union Address. This video captures the voices of over 30 young leaders from 26 states who participated in a Young People Address the Nation event, following the address.  The content is focused on shifting America’s attention to the priorities and solutions of […]

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Having Meaningful Conversations

It is really important that we continue to have meaningful conversations, studies have found that when we do, we tend to be happier. A lot of people are reluctant to have meaningful conversations with strangers but once we get over the presumed awkwardness these deep conversations lead to a stronger sense of connection and satisfaction. “Human […]

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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 […]

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Vox Conversations Podcast

I have been absolutely geeking out on the Vox Conversations Podcast for a few weeks now, so much so that my friends have started to question my sanity. Lead by Sean Illing and Jamil Smith, “Vox Conversations brings you discussions between the brightest minds and the deepest thinkers; conversations that will cause you to question […]

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The ‘Flow State’ Where Creative Work Thrives 

The term “flow” was coined by Dr Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi in the 1960s. “The ego falls away. Time flies. Every action, movement, and thought follows inevitably from the previous one. Your whole being is involved, and you’re using your skills to the utmost.” Dr Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Author & Psychologist. Try these 5 steps on how to get in […]

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Grant Opportunity for Youth-Led Project

The Sacramento Region Community Foundation, in collaboration with YDN, is pleased to announce that the Grants Advisory Board for Youth (GABY) is now accepting grant proposals for youth-led projects in the Sacramento region!  This year’s theme is “Youth Leading Sustainable and Equitable Education and Wellness Programs.” GABY seeks to support youth-led projects that have adapted or are shifting due to the […]

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CalEndow Live Presents

Jasmine Guillory & Alisha Rai:Women Authors of Color Reinventing the Romance NovelREGISTER TODAY!  A Virtual EventTuesday, November 16, 20215:30 – 6:30 p.m. Award-winning authors Jasmine Guillory and Alisha Rai are helping to lead a national movement to redefine the romance genre. Helpless damsels in distress are OUT and diverse women working for social change are […]

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