Monday Morning Good News: April 15
AT&T has contributed $500,000 to OASIS Institute to help narrow the technology skills gap for adults over 50 in 23 locations including San Diego. AT&T’s support will enable OASIS to expand its Connections technology training program, update curriculum and increase workplace skills training to help bring more mature adults up to speed. “We are excited to partner with OASIS to help bring the benefits of technology to all consumers,” said Ignacio De La Torre, AT&T External Affairs Regional Vice President. “AT&T is proud to support the essential work OASIS is undertaking to strengthen and build its capacity to provide the Connections programs to seniors in the San Diego region.”
The San Diego Museum of Art’s Art Alive 2013 is set for April 26 at the Balboa Park Museum. Conrad Prebys and Debbie Turner are Presenting Sponsors and The Dr. Seuss Fund at the San Diego Foundation is the Signature Sponsor. The evening begins with a VIP dinner as well as Members’ Preview and an Opening Celebration. Flowers After Hours begins at 9:30 p.m. Corporate sponsors for the weekend activities include AFI, KPBS, ProFlowers, San Diego Magazine and G S Levine. This year's rotunda designer is Bella Meyer, granddaughter of artists Marc Chagall and founder and creative director of Fleurs Bella in New York City.
The California Foundation for Stronger Communities has donated $20,000 to National Veteran Transition Services, Inc. and its veteran REBOOT Program. The funds will provide help for veterans to attend its comprehensive workshop that reintegrates military/veterans back in to civilian life. The workshop is free to military/veterans, but NVTSI relies on donations. NVTSI also has a Ready4Hire program with a list of available veterans that are ready for hire. Wells Fargo has granted $50,000 to National Veterans Transition Services known as REBOOT. As part of Wells Fargo’s Economic Opportunity Grant Program that supports workforce development and job creation, this grant is an addition to Wells Fargo’s previous commitment to military members and veterans. The grant to REBOOT demonstrates Wells Fargo’s continued commitment to providing support for San Diego’s growing population of returning veterans from Afghanistan and Iraq and helping successfully transition into the civilian workforce.
Starbucks celebrated its commitment to the North County Community in partnership with KidsKorps
USA through Hands Against Hunger, a global month of service project at North County Food Bank on Apr. 13. Starbucks partners and customers joined Hands Against Hunger to assemble food boxes to benefit low-income families in North County. “We are thrilled to partner with KidsKorps USA and the North County Food Bank to get food into the hands of families in need,” said Gretchen Turner, Regional Director of Starbucks. “It’s not about one organization making a difference. It’s about bringing together many groups of volunteers to create significant positive change in our local community. In addition, our goal is to engage and inspire young people to get involved in volunteerism and community leadership early on in life.”
The Cardiovascular Disease Foundation of San Diego County is holding its 10th Annual 10K/5K Run/Walk for Life at the Embarcadero Marina Park North on Apr. 21. The 2013 sponsors include Farmers Insurance Group, New York Life, Fish & Richardson and Accenture.
Monarch School Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new Nat & Flora Bosa Campus will be held on Apr. 24 at its location on Newton Avenue, just south of Petco Park. The Campus will allow for enrollment of 350 students affected by homelessness in San Diego. “This celebration recognizes more than a decade of work by committed and dedicated individuals who have made this campus a reality,” said Erin Spiewak, Monarch School CEO. “It is with great pride that we celebrate this accomplishment, while also looking towards the future at what we can now offer our students.”
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