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Seattle Amistad School LogoAt Seattle Amistad School, we foster community integrity through rigorous bilingual and bicultural education, developing our students’ academic strengths and cultural sensibilities, while nurturing compassionate and engaged citizens.

We believe that children learn and grow best in an environment that respects and nurtures all aspects of their lives. From children’s cultural and linguistic contexts, to their different academic interests and strengths, to their roles as dynamic participants in their families and communities, we encourage children to grow and challenge themselves in every area. We believe that art, music, food, play, and movement are essential components of our lives and our cultures, and should not be separated from children’s education. In fact, we believe that all of these dimensions are essential for a meaningful, transformative academic experience.

We believe that children have a right to nurture and strengthen the cultural and linguistic connections to their families and communities, and to use those strengths as the foundation for a rigorous academic experience. We believe that all children need the linguistic and cultural skills to navigate and influence the complex global society of the future, in order to bring about greater peace and justice for our communities and our world.

At Seattle Amistad School, we envision a community where children don’t have to choose between connection to their cultural values and a good education. Indeed, we know that schools are most successful when they are grounded in and develop students’ cultural and linguistic assets. We envision a community where all students are able to navigate both their own cultural contexts, and those of others. We know that children who have the tools to bridge cultural and linguistic divides will be leaders in creating a more just, compassionate world.
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Saint Clair County Animal Welfare Advocates logoSaint Clair County Animal Welfare Advocates started with two rescue friends discussing St. Clair County (IL) Animal Control. It evolved into many discussions about what could be done to create change.  Via the advice of some fellow advocates, it turned into a long project of gathering data and seeking solutions that were no or low-cost.  Solutions that would require some work, but yield dividends not only for the animals, but for the community.

It is our ultimate goal to work WITH SCCAC in a cooperative and progressive partnership. Exploring together, opportunities for improvement.  To strengthen the lifesaving effort and compassionate care through innovative initiatives at the county shelter.

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Our goals at Saint Clair County Animal Welfare Advocates :

We want to make a significant contribution to reduced killing in shelters through treatment of treatable animals, training, adoption, foster, and rescue.

We want to make a significant contribution toward decreasing the number of pets entering shelters through spay and neuter, reclaim, retention & re-homing.

We see a need to help shelters manage “at risk” shelter dogs and cats.
We promote workable tenets of No-Kill sheltering as listed in the No-Kill Equation and defined as saving over 90% of shelter animals.

We see a top-notch Community Adoption Program as one key element (including off-site adoptions, community involvement, spay/neuter, behavioral modification, medical support, pet retention guidance, pet re-homing support, value for money) to saving lives.

Saint Clair County Animal Welfare Advocates is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization striving to elevate St. Clair County to a No-Kill community through innovative programs

www.sccawa.com

SafeHouse Denver logoEstablished in 1977, SafeHouse Denver is the only agency in the City and County of Denver that provides both emergency shelter and non-residential counseling and advocacy services to adults, children and youth experiencing intimate partner violence.
SafeHouse Denver works to eliminate domestic violence in our communities by:

  • providing shelter and counseling to survivors of abuse;
  • working with public and community agencies to improve the way our systems respond to domestic violence;
  • and by offering educational programming to prevent future violence.

SafeHouse began as a 16-bed shelter providing a safe place for women and their children. Today, SafeHouse Denver’s shelter has 27 beds plus cribs, serving more than 250 women and children in a typical year. In addition, SafeHouse serves hundreds more adults, children and youth through non-residential services. More than just keeping survivors safe, SafeHouse services include individual counseling, advocacy support groups, legal assistance and referrals to other services.

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SafeHouse Denver assists adults, children, and youth in reclaiming their right to a life free from domestic violence.

SafeHouse Denver strives to:

  • intervene in domestic violence with services that empower adults, children and youth to live free from domestic abuse.
  • prevent domestic violence through education efforts that foster and support a broad movement for violence-free communities.
  • facilitate an interactive, collaborative community response to relationship violence that identifies victims earlier, makes victim services more accessible, and builds community awareness and accountability.

http://www.safehouse-denver.org/

 

Southwest youth and family services logoSouthwest Youth and Family Services was first founded as the Southwest Youth Service Bureau Policy Board in 1979, as part of a citywide program to provide neighborhood-based diversion services in West Seattle and White Center. We were incorporated on September 9, 1980.
As the program offerings changed, the community came to know us as the Bureau. Our mission became serving all low-income youth in the neighborhood. We developed a number of innovative youth-run employment programs. We remained primarily employment-based until 1985 when we expanded programs to provide education and individual and family counseling services.
Our Education Program was created in cooperation with the Interagency Transition School, and initially served Seattle Public School students. Our Education Center Program, designed to serve drop-out students, started in 1986.

SWYFS currently has a staff of approximately 75 partnering with youth and families to transform their futures. We are actively planning to continue expanding our services across the area in the months and years to come.

http://www.swyfs.org/

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Sanchez Elementary PTA is a member of the Colorado PTA. Colorado PTA was founded in 1907 as the Colorado Congress of Mothers and  incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 1915.  Since its founding, Colorado PTA has served as a nonsectarian, nonpartisan advocate for the child and for parental engagement.
As the volunteer-run, state chapter  of PTA, Colorado PTA acts as the link  between the national association, based in Alexandria, VA and the local school PTAs  (known as local units) located throughout the State of Colorado.
As a chartered, membership-based organization, each local unit, while maintaining its own autonomy, also benefits from being supported by this state and national structure which provides valuable information, resources and training.  Through this  structure, local unit members automatically obtain membership in both Colorado PTA and National PTA as well.
http://www.copta.org/
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great pyrenees logoTo help Great Pyrenees dogs find loving and caring homes. We the owners and breeders of the Great Pyrenees unite together to form Sierra Pacific Great Pyrenees Club as one family, equal and unified in purpose and conviction, dedicated to do nothing out of selfish ambition, but always to preserve, protect, promote, and edify the breed of the Great Pyrenees and the people who love them.

Here at SPGPC we are dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, rehoming, loving and celebrating Great Pyrenees dogs.

They were bred in the French Pyrenees Mountains and their purpose was to protect the sheep and livestock from predators such as wolves and bears. These dogs while loving and gently can become formidable opponents if their home or the people they love are in danger.

Because they are guardian dogs, they tend to be on duty and are known more often than not to bark. There are remedies to this situation if it becomes bothersome and we would be happy to share those options with you, if you are interested.

They do shed, however, their hair is long enough that it vacuums up easily without becoming entwined into fabrics. However, spayed and neutered dogs shed a lot less because of hormonal changes from the surgery.

They typically do not slobber. They can be messy drinkers, but will not leave snail trails down your walls with a shake of their head.

They are generally very good family dogs and love children.

They are wanderers and will roam. They must be confined in a secure fenced (6-ft.) area. They must never be tied or staked out.

They sometimes can be dog aggressive, because of their background as guardians, however, opposite sexes of dogs can be mixed and matched depending upon each dog’s individual traits and personalities.

Most of the rescue dogs come with some kind of baggage. They may have been mistreated and need to be loved and nurtured. All information about specific dogs will be shared when a potential new home is being considered.

www.spgpc.com

San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church

A welcoming Christian Community that serves the people of Alamo, Danville, Dublin, Walnut Creek, San Ramon and Pleasanton.

https://www.facebook.com/sanramonvalleyumc/

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Samaritans LogoSamaritans of Boston

was established in 1974 as the first stand-alone Samaritans branch formed in the U.S. following the principles of befriending first established by the UK Samaritans in 1953. There are Samaritans offices in other regions of Massachusetts, the U.S. and the world. Samaritans branches share a common mission and philosophy, but operate independently of each other. In 2005, we joined forces with Samaritans Suburban West to become one organization, Samaritans, Inc.

Today, Samaritans provides life-saving suicide prevention services throughout the Commonwealth, focusing on the communities of Greater Boston, MetroWest and out to the Western border with New York. Samaritans is a United Way of Massachusetts Bay affiliate and also a certified member of Contact USA. We are a founding member of the Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention and the Greater Boston Regional Coalition for Suicide Prevention. Samaritans is a non-denominational agency and provides services to any individual, regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, race, disabilities, sexual orientation or religion.

http://www.samaritanshope.org/

 

SML Good Neighbors logoThrough a united church and community effort, SML Good Neighbors provides:

  • A four-week summer enrichment day camp for children from three Bedford County and three Franklin County schools. Academic mentoring in reading, writing, quantitative and communications skills is provided. Additional enrichments are provided every afternoon in Nature Education, Peace Education, Cultural Diversity and Global Education.
  • Vocational exploration experiences for college students through intensive Leadership Development internships.
  • Hot lunches for summer school students in three Bedford County elementary schools.
  • Weekend backpacks containing food for the weekend and a new book each week of summer school for children in three Bedford County and three Franklin County schools.
  • An in-school mentoring program in area elementary schools during the school year.
  •  Volunteer opportunities for 200 community volunteers.
  • Student Enrichment in the Arts programs that provide out of school enrichment opportunities across Franklin and Bedford Counties.
  • A new Middle School Academy launching summer of 2016.

Our Mission—To develop good neighbors skills and values in children through programs that nourish, educate and support them while providing life-changing experiences for college students through leadership development internships.

http://www.smlgoodneighbors.org/

Safe Shelter logo
Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley provides a comprehensive system of programs and services to address the needs of victims of domestic abuse:

 

Our services include, but are not limited to:

  • 24-hour crisis line
  • Emergency shelter
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Case management (including transitional housing programs)
  • Information and referrals
  • Legal advocacy
  • Community and peer education

All services are available in both English and Spanish.

Donate to Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley, Click Here!

 

Safe Shelter provides safety, support and resources to individuals affected by domestic abuse. We promote empowerment through direct services and community education, advocating for the right of every individual to live a life free of intimidation, exploitation and abuse.

The Board of Directors and the staff at Safe Shelter have a vision to provide the tools to empower our community to break the cycle of domestic violence. To stay focused on this vision, we are guided by values that define us. Those values include:

  • Treat All with Dignity & Respect
  • Accomplish Results through Competence and Creativity
  • Offer Support and Opportunity
  • Manage Activities with Proper Regard to the Rights of Others.

http://www.safeshelterofstvrain.org

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