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Teen Volunteers Prepare Meals for People with Cancer and Their Families

The Teen Kitchen Project is a nonprofit organization that brings young people into the kitchen to learn to cook delicious and nourishing food.  The meals they prepare are delivered free of charge to ... Read More or Get In Touch.

Hoop Along Gets Children Moving in Santa Cruz

Shiela Cliff has a vision: that every child in Santa Cruz County has the opportunity to experience fitness that is fun during their school day. She is the founder of Hoop Along – an active program that brings the joy of hula hooping to children in elementary schools throughout the Santa Cruz ... Read More or Get In Touch.

Nourishing Generations to Come

Helping children and families learn about healthy, whole foods and exercise is what Nourishing Generations does best. They offer 6-week in-class and after school programs to low-income children that include nutrition, culinary skills, and fun fitness activities, all in an effort to reverse the ... Read More or Get In Touch.

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Feeding the Spirit

September 17, 2014

Cooking and Coding is a course created by volunteer and UC Santa Cruz student Sara Shimel for low-income students at Mission Hill Middle School, which teaches students…

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Gut Plastic?

April 2, 2013

The stories and images are heartbreaking. An albatross with a stomach full of plastic debris; a dead endangered turtle, its gut filled with plastic toys; a beached gray whale with more than 20 plastic bags, surgical gloves and pieces of plastic in its belly.

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Full STEAM Ahead!

Full STEAM Ahead!

March 31, 2013

Just as the development of the steam engine was an essential early element of the Industrial Revolution, education is the cornerstone of driving innovation in the knowledge-based economy of the 21st century. But how do we get there when many students entering college lack …

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