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Nichi Bei LogoThe Nichi Bei Foundation is an educational and charitable nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping the Japanese American community connected, informed and empowered — primarily through a community newspaper (Nichi Bei Weekly) and Website (www.nichibei.org), as well as educational programming.

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The Nichi Bei Foundation is an innovative nonprofit educational organization, rising out of the ashes of a community-serving media legacy dating back to 1899 to launch the first nonprofit ethnic community newspaper of its kind in the country. It strives to be the glue that holds the community together, helping to preserve Japanese culture while shedding light on community issues and documenting the community’s history for generations to come.
Through its nonprofit publication, the Nichi Bei Weekly, the Nichi Bei Foundation has helped to launch such innovative publications such as:
• Japanese Culture and Cherry Blossom Festivals Guide. The only annual guide to Japanese culture in the country, this special publication highlights Japanese cultural centers and springtime festivals throughout the country. In an effort to preserve Japanese culture, special features on cultural arts as well as extensive class listings are included.
• Obon and Summer Festivals Guide. The only annual guide to Japanese summer festivals throughout the country.
• Japanese American Community Resource Guide. Featuring maps and historic walking tours of the last three remaining Japantowns, a directory of community-based nonprofit organizations in California, a Japanese Language School Directory, historical destinations, a guide to community centers and senior centers, and cultural arts class listings.
• San Francisco Japantown Map and Directory. The most comprehensive map and bilingual directory of Japantown.

http://www.nichibei.org

Nichibei.org is a community news hub with a Japanese American and pan-Asian American focus. Our site embraces the goals of the Nichi Bei Weekly — the English-language, Japanese American newspaper from which it has sprung—to keep the community connected, informed and empowered.

In addition to providing online circulation for original Nichi Bei Weekly stories, we offer a cadre of bloggers on topics spanning from international news issues to anime and the environment. We also keep our eyes out for the best of the Asian America online, linking our readers to the blogs, news sites, videos and entertainment stories that are most relevant to and reflective of our community.

Nichibei.org is a one-stop site for Asian American content. We proudly take the rich tradition of quality journalism produced by the Nichi Bei Weekly’s predecessor, the historic Nichi Bei Times, and mix it in with the mission of the non-profit Nichi Bei Foundation, our parent organization. Nichibei.org is here to provide a portal for sharing pan-Asian American opinions and ideas and for preserving history and culture through our online archives and resources.

Napa High Napa High Parents Club is a Community of Parents Dedicated to Supporting Napa High School Students, Teachers, Staff and Each Other

We raise funds for classroom mini grants for teachers, NHS Senior Scholarships and other academic areas not covered by the school budget.

http://www.nhsparentclub.weebly.com

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The purpose for the Napa High Athletic Booster Club, as a non-profit organization, shall be to foster amateur athletic competition and sportsmanship and to develop the youth of today into good citizens of the future by providing spirit, enthusiasm, model behavior and financial support for the total athletic program of Napa High School.  The NHSBC will perform these duties in accordance to and in cooperation with the school administration, by any appropriate means that do not interfere of conflict with the academic or athletic polices of the school or it administration.
http://www.nhsathleticboosters.org/
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Achieve Tahoe logoBased in North Lake Tahoe, Achieve Tahoe leads the way in adaptive sports and recreation for people with disabilities. With over 48 years experience, our trained staff and volunteers guide you in discovering life without limits. Our specialized adaptive equipment and teaching methods allow us to accommodate almost ANYone with ANY disability.

Our Mission is to provide affordable inclusive physical and recreational activities that build health and confidence.

Brief History In 1967 Jim Winthers, a World War II Veteran of the 10th Mountain Division and Director of the Soda Springs Ski School, brought together a group of Vietnam Veterans to support each other as they learned to cope with their disabilities. These Veterans taught themselves and others how to ski. From there, our organization was born.

Achieve Tahoe has continued its rehabilitation orientation and remains dedicated to the belief that sports are a vital part of the process in which individuals with disabilities gain self-confidence, mobility, and greater independence. Our programs promote education, socialization and employment. They help turn tragedy into triumph by instilling in participants the knowledge that it’s not their disabilities, but their abilities that count.

http://www.achievetahoe.org
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Foundation for Women Warriors logoFoundation for Women Warriors is a unique support organization created exclusively for the women veteran community of Southern California. We provide essential programs to empower the resiliency and professional development of Women Warriors. Every step is dedicated to supporting these outstanding women to navigate obstacles and realize their maximum potential after their service career.

We exist to serve women veterans and their children so that their next mission is clear and continues to impact the world.

Often overshadowed by their male counterparts, our programs honor, empower and support the women who answered our nation’s call to serve.

Formerly known as Military Women In Need, the organization was created in 1921 as Housing Subsidies Program for widows and mothers of fallen service members. In 2005, Military Women In Need began its focus on women veterans. Today we continue to serve women veterans and their children as Foundation for Women Warriors.

https://foundationforwomenwarriors.org/

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Foundation for Prader-Willi Research logoThe Foundation for Prader-Willi Research (FPWR), with the input of community stakeholders, has developed a strategic research plan for Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) to accelerate research and the development of therapies for PWS. Through the implementation of new translational research programs, the management of a world-class grants program, and the development of PWS research tools, FPWR will advance research in order to develop new treatments for PWS and improve the health and well being of those with PWS.
With the support of the PWS community, FPWR’s research program has grown from funding small pilot studies to encompassing a robust and diverse research portfolio that facilitates and guides the PWS research agenda. We have played an instrumental role in advancing the field of PWS research by supporting innovative research, encouraging collaboration, engaging pharmaceutical companies, and enabling a research-ready community.

https://www.fpwr.org/
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Ventura Land Trust logoThe mission of the Ventura Land Trust is to permanently protect the land, water, wildlife and scenic beauty of the Ventura region for current and future generations.
The Ventura Land Trust, a community based nonprofit organization, believes that preserving open space and providing public access enhances the economy, quality of life, and public well-being of Ventura and surrounding communities. With local partners, the VLT works to protect the natural beauty of our area. The Land Trust builds trails, restores habitat, plants trees, and cleans up our rivers.
The Ventura Land Trust envisions a Ventura with more trails, more hiking, more biking, and more opportunity to enjoy natural areas. The VLT envisions more preserved open space that balances the protection of wildlife and the environment. Working with willing landowners, land is either protected via acquisition or through a land conservation agreement.

http://www.venturalandtrust.org/
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Wellspring Womens Center logoWellspring Women’s Center was founded in 1987 by two sisters of Social Service with the mission to “nurture the innate goodness and personal self esteem of women and their children and to do so within an atmosphere of hospitality with dignity and love.” Wellspring serves as a drop-in center to women and their children and provides a nutritious breakfast meal and social work services. Wellspring started from humble beginnings and has grown to become a trusted neighborhood gathering place that reduces isolation and loneliness.
We serve nearly 200 women and their children every week day by providing a nutritious breakfast, free counseling, enrichment classes, and safety net services.

Who does Wellspring serve?
Any female or child may come to Wellspring, there is no other criterion. Guests are diverse in age, personal background and ethnicity.
What services do you provide?

  • A safe and welcoming gathering place for women and their children
  • A nutritious breakfast to over 200 women and their children every weekday
  • Children’s Corner with early learning opportunities and activities for preschoolers
  • Counseling, expressive art therapy groups, and case management
    • Parenting classes
    • Craft Club
    • Referrals to other agencies and services
    • Assistance with accessing community resources; including Spanish translation services

Wellspring operates without any government funding. This allows Wellspring to avoid limitations on who we can serve and allows a quick response to community needs. Wellspring is supported entirely through individuals, corporations, community service groups, schools,  and foundations.

http://www.wellspringwomen.org/

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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/

 

Center for Climate Protection logoThe Center for Climate Protection seeks solutions commensurate with the magnitude of the problem. As important as it is for individuals to take action, we especially need solutions at the policy level that can address the problem at the speed and scale required by science.
We create model programs for communities everywhere to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We make it easier for people to address climate change and ensure that future generations can continue to live, work, play, and thrive on this extraordinary planet.
Our mission is to inspire, align, and mobilize action in response to the climate crisis.
We work with business, government, youth and the broader community to advance practical, science-based solutions for significant greenhouse gas emission reductions.

www.climateprotection.org
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