Thank You GEICO!

Another Book of the Month Sponsor… X3! Thank you Trenea Smart and Geico Local Office for sponsoring April, May and June book distribution. Become a Book of the Month sponsor! Your $500 gift funds distribution of children’s books to 150 families. Kids succeed in school when they have books at home and parents who read ... Continue reading...

National Community Reinvestment Coalition

The NCRC provide resources for community development corporations; local and state government agencies; faith-based institutions; community organizing and civil rights groups; minority and women-owned business associations as well as housing counselors and social service providers. To learn more about the resources NCRC has available for these organizations, click this LINK. Continue reading...

thank you

The words that resonated this morning were: thank you. Thank you for answering this survey. Thank you for your time. Thank you for coming out here to see us. Thank you for taking the time to do this. Thank you for letting me take your picture. Thank you for risking your lives to be out ... Continue reading...

Become a Book of the Month Club Sponsor

Kids succeed in school when they have books at home and parents who read with them. Help build home libraries for children in need. Each month, we distribute books to more than 100 young children (and counting!) along with other important resources to help their families thrive. $500 SPONSORSHIP Choose a month Your name on ... Continue reading...

United4Students

We are working to ensure kids enter school ready to learn, from preschool through high school, and graduate high school ready for college and career. As we kick off a new school year, please join us in expanding educational opportunity for California’s low-income students. Continue reading...

Vu Le

Vu Le is a writer, speaker, and the Executive Director of Rainier Valley Corps, a nonprofit in Seattle with the mission of developing and supporting leaders of color to strengthen the capacity of communities-of-color-led nonprofits and foster collaboration between diverse communities to effect systemic change. Vu’s passion to make the world better led him into the field of nonprofit work, ... Continue reading...

capacity building or innovation

‘One of the key obstacles in bringing about change in communities is that many organizations, leaders and networks (among other factors) need to beef up their capacities to help create change. Oftentimes the response to this challenge is to do “capacity building” — when it’s “innovation readiness” that’s needed most. I make this distinction thinking ... Continue reading...

So, you don’t think you directly benefit from nonprofits

‘Just because you can’t hold or see something does not mean you do not benefit from it. All of us benefit more from nonprofits’ work than we’ll ever know. If you feel safe walking down the street, it’s probably because there are nonprofits working on neighborhood safety and providing services to those who need help. ... Continue reading...

2nd Born Learning Academy

We conducted our second Born Learning Academy parent workshop through Clinica’s Parent Success Program. The workshop highlighted the importance of child engagement, sharing books, and early brain development. They all received a new parent toolkit that contained information on their child’s development from age zero to five, safety tips, engagement activities, other resources, and a ... Continue reading...

Levity in the nonprofit sector

‘Nonprofits can feel deadly serious. And why not? They’re trying to change the world. So thank goodness for this week’s guest, Vu Le, who helps inject some levity into our work.’ Listen to Joan Garry’s podcast HERE. Continue reading...