Tuesday, December 12, 2017

A Prosecutor's Vision for a Better Justice System | Adam Foss



When a kid commits a crime, the US justice system has a choice: prosecute to the full extent of the law, or take a step back and ask if saddling young people with criminal records is the right thing to do every time. In this searching talk, Adam Foss, a prosecutor with the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office in Boston, makes his case for a reformed justice system that replaces wrath with opportunity, changing people's lives for the better instead of ruining them.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Anger, Compassion, and What It Means To Be Strong | Russell Kolts


While anger can feel powerful in our bodies, many of us use angry behavior to avoid dealing with things that make us uncomfortable. Compassion gives us a way to be strong that helps us courageously face the things that scare us—about the world, and about ourselves—and help make them better.

Russell is a licensed clinical psychologist and Professor of Psychology at Eastern Washington University, where he has taught for the past 16 years and has received numerous honors including twice being named the associated student body’s Faculty of the Year. Dr. Kolts has authored and coauthored numerous books and scholarly articles, including The Compassionate Mind Guide to Managing Your Anger, An Open Hearted Life: Transformative Lessons for Compassionate Living from a Clinical Psychologist and a Buddhist Nun (with Thubten Chodron), and the forthcoming Buddhist Psychology and CBT: A Practitioner’s Guide (with Dennis Tirch and Laura Silberstein). Dr. Kolts has pioneered the application of Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) to the treatment of problematic anger and regularly conducts trainings and workshops on CFT.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Join Us for "Breakfast with Santa" this Saturday


Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 9, 2017 
9:00 - 11:00 AM

Tickets: $5 per person (over age 2 years) can be purchased in Room 1 

Matt Garcia Career & College Academy 
1100 Civic Center Drive, Fairfield 

We hope to see you there!


Sunday, December 3, 2017

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Don't Miss "Carnival On Ice" Tomorrow Night!


Step right up and join the fun, this winter carnival will be the best one!

Friday, December 1, 2017
6pm - 8:30pm
on Texas Street

Activities and carnival game tickets at no cost!

Monetary donations, toys, and canned goods will be accepted for those in need during this Holiday Season!

Monday, November 27, 2017

Friday, November 24, 2017

Join Us For Our Monthly Community Clean Up Tomorrow!

 
When: Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 9am 

Where: Starbucks Downtown Fairfield 700 Jefferson St Corner of Jefferson & Texas (map)

Description: We meet every last Saturday of each month (weather permitting). We clean up different locations and neighborhoods. Please join us. All are welcome

At the Matt Garcia Foundation we don’t want to complain about this, we want to create solutions to problems. It is with this spirit that we began our Monthly Community Clean Ups.

On the last Saturday of every month, volunteers get together and clean up a neighborhood in Fairfield. We pick up trash, work on landscaping paint windows, fix fences – all in an effort to improve our community. This is another example of community coming together to help make a difference.

The Matt Garcia Foundation Dream Team, is all about stepping up and stepping out of ourselves to serve others and our communities to be a part of the solution. Matt would say ” if you see a piece of garbage on the ground, please just pick it up” How simple is that! So, that is what we do.