Project News | September 29, 2022

September 29, 2022
Project News | September 29, 2022

El/La Para Translatinas Nicole Santamaria, Executive Director of El/La Para Translatinas, was recently quoted in an article titled ‘Reproductive Rights Are Gender Rights’. In response to abortion bans, Nicole said, “The hatred is the same. Against women, against the gender-diverse community. Transphobia has a high component of misogyny, a high component of anti-bodily autonomy.” Read […]

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Project News | September 8, 2022

September 8, 2022
Project News | September 8, 2022

Attendance Works Chronic Absenteeism, a term coined by Hedy Chang (founder of Attendance Works), is defined as students who miss 10% (18 days) of school in a year. In San Francisco, the rate of chronic absenteeism has reached 24%, which is well above the 17% national average. Vulnerable populations make up a significant portion of […]

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Ruth Joins Charity Navigator’s Council

August 26, 2022
Ruth joins Charity Navigator Consultative Council of Nonprofit Leaders

Ruth Williams of Community Initiatives Joins Charity Navigator’s Consultative Council of Nonprofit Leaders [Oakland, CA, 8/26/2022] – Community Initiatives is proud to announce that Ruth Williams, CEO & President, is one of thirty nonprofit leaders (out of a pool of 400 applicants) to be selected to serve on Charity Navigator’s Consultative Council of Nonprofit Leaders […]

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Project News | August 25, 2022

August 25, 2022
Project News August 25, 2022

Academic Research Consortium Neurodiversity describes the idea that people experience and interact with the world differently. On August 10, Academic Research Consortium held a session on neurodiversity. Understanding neurodiversity is presently more important than at any other time in history because more students are being diagnosed as neurodiverse in one way or another. Read more […]

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Project News | August 11, 2022

August 11, 2022
Project News August 11, 2022

Jewish Youth for Community Action The Jewish News of Northern California is promoting the programs of Jewish Youth for Community Action on their website, jweekly.com. Jweekly.com is an online resource for Jewish news, events, lifestyle, and activities. Read more here. Radical Monarchs Radical Monarchs hosted a hatha yoga session on Thursday, June 30. The yoga […]

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Remembering Dan Sudran

August 9, 2022
Remembering Dan Sudran

Community Initiatives Celebrates Dan Sudran, Beloved Founder of Mission Science Workshop Please join Community Initiatives in celebrating the life of Dan Sudran, founder and former Director of Mission Science Workshop, who sadly passed away from cancer on Monday, June 13. Dan is fondly remembered by us and all those who were fortunate to know him. […]

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Project News | July 28, 2022

July 27, 2022
Community Initiatives Project News July 28, 2022

El/La Para Translatinas In solidarity with all women, members of El/La Para Translatinas showed their support for the fight against the SCOTUS decision to reverse Roe vs. Wade. They displayed signs of protest during the June 26 PRIDE parade in San Francisco. Read more here. East Bay Getting to Zero There have been over 300 […]

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Project News | July 15, 2022

July 15, 2022
Project News July 15, 2022

Mass STEM Hub On the ‘news’ section of their website, Mass STEM Hub published an article titled ‘What Kept Students, Staff Going During the Pandemic: Three Case Studies from New National Report’. The article, by Marianna McMurdock, discloses the details of that which kept students and their teachers engaged over the past few years, during […]

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Project News | June 30, 2022

June 30, 2022
Project News | June 30, 2022

Bay Area Network for Diversity Training in Early Childhood (BANDTEC) On social media, in honor of Pride month, BANDTEC shared a post from LBGTQ+ media advocate Lindz Amer (they/them). In Lindz’s post, they pointed out that many favorite childhood books were written by members of the queer community, including ‘Where the Wild Things Are’, ‘George […]

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Project News | June 16, 2022

June 16, 2022
Project News | June 16, 2022

California Foodshed Funders California Foodshed Funders seeks to shift food production from being an extractive industry to one that rebuilds healthy agricultural ecosystems. In addition, California Foodshed Funders supports the shift to organic farming. Currently, only 2.6% of California’s more than 77,000 farms are organic. An increase in the number of organic farms would mean […]

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