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Joseph Learning Lab logoJoseph Learning Lab (JLL) believes that a community can be measured by the importance that it places on the growth of its children.  We are committed to maintaining a leadership role in the community as well as be providers of the most innovative, enriching and educational programs, which are presented by degreed and certified educators, tutors, and subject matter professionals in a unique learning environment.

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At Joseph Learning Lab, we work to close the learning gap and reduce the dropout rate.  We are focused on developing students of all ages and diverse backgrounds, providing them an equal opportunity for learning and personal growth.  JLL guides students with the use of leading edge technology to produce stimulating educational solutions.  We are passionate about helping students to become empowered and realize their full academic potential.  We do this by utilizing the most innovative in class and virtual learning approaches, and a comprehensive range of integrated programs for a first-class education.

Each student is evaluated and assessed to determine their strengths and weaknesses. This process allows us to personalize the tutoring sessions to fit each student’s educational needs.  The individualized learning plan is aligned with each student, allowing them to grasp and master learning concepts to stay on track with core courses.

To ensure a student’s success, quality tutoring services are available on school campus, at our organization, or virtual sessions with live, on-line instructors using interactive white boards.

The primary benefits that a child achieves at Joseph Learning Lab:
First, each child will develop stronger academic skills in Math, Reading, English and Writing.
Second, each child will have better concentration, and attention span.
Third, each child will gain more confidence and motivation.
Fourth, each child will have improved study skills, grades and test scores.
www.josephlearninglab.org

Rebuilding Together East Bay-North logoNeighbors helping neighbors, like the barn-raising of old, is the American spirit in action.  Rebuilding Together East Bay-North(formerly Christmas in April) was born of that spirit as people came together to help low-income neighbors fix their houses—first in Texas, then in Washington D.C. and then California and beyond.
Rebuilding Together believes in a safe and healthy home for every person.  This means that we believe disabled and aging homeowners should be able to remain in their homes for as long as possible.

Rebuilding Together East Bay-North, or RTEBN as we call it, is a local nonprofit that preserves affordable home ownership and revitalizes communities by providing free rehabilitation and critical repairs to the homes of low-income seniors, disabled and veterans.  We also provide repairs for nonprofits and community organizations like senior centers, schools, medical clinics, nursing homes and shelters that serve low-income people right here in our own neighborhoods.  We can only do this with the support of roughly 1,000 volunteers and donations from individuals, corporations, private foundations, and small business owners.

Many of our neighbors worked hard all their lives, but now are unable to maintain their homes in safe and secure conditions.  Physical disabilities and financial hardship prevent seniors from completing critical repairs needed for their homes, resulting in dangerous and unhealthy living conditions. With more people living longer than at any time in the history of this country, low-income homeowners often have no place to turn to when the roof begins to leak and the front steps crumble and the heater breaks down.  Our goal is to preserve these houses and neighborhoods and assure a warm, dry and safe home for people in need.

We invite you to learn more about our work; to volunteer with us; and to support our work.

http://www.rtebn.org/

Wildlife Research Institute LogoThe Wildlife Research Institute was established to create a public, non-profit organization to conduct research and provide data and education for the wise use and management of wildlife and wildlife habitat. Further, to promote timely conservation biology through cooperative programs with agencies, industry and academia. WRI is a land trust and manager of mitigation for sensitive habitats.

Part of WRI’s mission is to educate. We teach the findings of our technical research so you, our community, can make informed decisions and actions. Thanks for learning!
www.wildlife-research.org

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