California Strawberry Festival, Education, Foster aftercare, NLPOA, Rebozo Festival, Social Justice

Shawls, Strawberries, and Social Justice

This weekend is going to be busy-in a good way. Two famous Ventura County festivals are held this Saturday and Sunday. I'll attend both of them since I've had a long association with the non-profit groups, but even if I didn't have that association I'd still attend because both contribute all profits to social justice… Continue reading Shawls, Strawberries, and Social Justice

Chingona, Diary of a Pakistan Girl, Education, Education for girls, Girls Plus Education Equals, Literacy, Malala, Taliban

How One Girl’s Blog Impacted the World

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."- Nelson MandelaBy now you have heard or read the news stories about 14 year old Malala Yousufzai. On October 9, 2012 gunmen stopped a van carrying Malala and her classmates as they returned from school in the Swat Valley, Pakistan. Gunmen jumped inside… Continue reading How One Girl’s Blog Impacted the World

Education, Parenting, Preparing for back to school, Responsible Parenting, School Nutrition

5 Ways to Prepare Your Child for School

It's time to get everyone in your household prepared for the transition to their school routines. Yes, it's that time again...and yes you can admit  that you are looking forward to the kids returning to school. Summer can be as busy as the school year. Often it’s too short for kids and too long for parents. It… Continue reading 5 Ways to Prepare Your Child for School

Americas Voice, Department of Homeland Security, Deportation, DREAM Act, Dreamers, Education, Immigration, Wisdom

The Almost Dream Act: New Opportunities, New Dreams“Relief for DREAMers.” The unexpected headline appearing in two emails I received on June 15, 2012 brought a smile to my face. “TODAY, President Obama is finally granting DREAMers relief from deportation. DREAM Act youth ages 15-30 will be able to apply for protection from deportation and work permits, which will grant DREAMers a way to… Continue reading The Almost Dream Act: New Opportunities, New Dreams