Thursday, February 22, 2018

Join Us For Our Monthly Community Clean Up on Saturday!

 
When: Saturday, February 24, 2018 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.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Matt Garcia Foundation - Baseball Clinic - March 3rd & 4th, 2018


The Matt Garcia Foundation is excited to partner with our local Babe Ruth Baseball League and bring the 1st ever comprehensive 2-day Baseball Clinic to our community’s youth and teens.

The clinic will be held in March 3rd & 4th, 2018 and will be offered to any local 13-15 year old baseball players.

Ron Saiz, along with the coaching staff from Sacramento City College Baseball Team, will be instructing this event. They will be joined by former MLB players and our local league coaches.

As part of the continued support of our youth and community, The Foundation has committed to support, feed everyone, and fund this event so that it will be offered FREE for all participating kids.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Forgiveness in an Age of Anger


We think we're entitled to "righteous anger", but is it really so righteous? And does anger actually help us fight injustice? In an increasingly angry culture, Brant Hansen encourages us to re-think our assumptions, and embrace a lifestyle of forgiveness.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

What Comes After Tragedy? Forgiveness | Azim Khamisa and Ples Felix


On one awful night in 1995, Ples Felix's 14-year-old grandson murdered Azim Khamisa's son in a gang initiation fueled by drugs, alcohol and a false sense of belonging. The deadly encounter sent Khamisa and Felix down paths of deep meditation, to forgive and to be forgiven -- and in an act of bravery and reconciliation, the two men met and forged a lasting bond. Together, they've used their story as an outline for a better, more merciful society, where victims of tragedy can grow and heal. Prepare to be moved by their unimaginable story. "Peace is possible," Khamisa says. "How do I know that? Because I am at peace."

Saturday, February 10, 2018

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

The Real Roots of Youth Violence | Craig Pinkney | TEDxBrum


Video games and hip hop music often take the rap for inciting violence in the young, but urban youth specialist and lecturer Craig Pinkney knows that is far from the whole story. Craig shares his experience in engaging disaffected and violent youth, going beyond systems to find the root causes. He also calls for this to move from ‘not my problem’, to an issue with much greater community support.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Matt Garcia Foundation - Baseball Clinic - March 3rd & 4th, 2018


The Matt Garcia Foundation is excited to partner with our local Babe Ruth Baseball League and bring the 1st ever comprehensive 2-day Baseball Clinic to our community’s youth and teens.

The clinic will be held in March 3rd & 4th, 2018 and will be offered to any local 13-15 year old baseball players.

Ron Saiz, along with the coaching staff from Sacramento City College Baseball Team, will be instructing this event. They will be joined by former MLB players and our local league coaches.

As part of the continued support of our youth and community, The Foundation has committed to support, feed everyone, and fund this event so that it will be offered FREE for all participating kids.