Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Kid President - Pep Talk about Teamwork and Leadership

Kid President - Pep Talk about Teamwork and Leadership

Become a Great Team Leader to Not only Help yourself but to Help Others.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

The Science of Happiness - Forgive and Forget

Forgiveness, what does it really mean? If you ask for forgiveness, do you lose the upper hand? This week on Science of Happiness we get selfish for minute, and find out what's in it for you.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Join Us For Our Monthly Community Clean Up on Saturday!

When: Saturday, December 26th, 2015 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.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Why are Afterschool Programs Important?

Joe Davis, afterschool advocate, on extending the education day to build better learning environments in safer surroundings.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Juvenile Offender Fights to Help Other At-Risk Youth

Starcia Ague discusses how she turned her life around against all odds and how she wants to work to help at-risk youth.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Alice Goffman: How We're Priming Some Kids for College — and Others for Prison

In the United States, two institutions guide teenagers on the journey to adulthood: college and prison. Sociologist Alice Goffman spent six years in a troubled Philadelphia neighborhood and saw first-hand how teenagers of African-American and Latino backgrounds are funneled down the path to prison — sometimes starting with relatively minor infractions. In an impassioned talk she asks, “Why are we offering only handcuffs and jail time?”

Friday, December 11, 2015

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Extraordinary Times Demand Extraordinary Leadership: René Carayol at TEDxPlainpalais

René reveals through breathtaking examples how culture superseeds vision and endures the most extraordinary situations. René Carayol, one of the world's leading business gurus specializing in leadership and culture. Drawing from his own unique experiences on the boards of the biggest British and American organizations; from Marks & Spencer and Pepsi to IPC Media and the Inland Revenue, René has had the privilege of working closely with some of the world's best leaders; Sir Richard Branson, Bill Clinton, Ko Annan and Colin Powell to only name a few!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

How Jobs Can Help Kids Stay in School

The NewsHour's American Graduate team recently traveled to Boston to report on youth employment rates and how the city is reaching out to businesses in an effort to link the classroom to potential careers.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Forgiveness in an Unforgiving World | Megan Feldman | TEDxBoulder

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. We have to learn to forgive if we are to heal the planet.

Megan Feldman is an award-winning writer. Her journalism has appeared in publications including 5280, Glamour, Details, and The Daily Beast. She spent the past year on a global adventure to report and write her first book, TRIUMPH OF THE HEART: Forgiveness in an Unforgiving World, which is forthcoming next year from Hudson Street Press at Penguin. Megan holds a master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City, and has taught as an adjunct professor of journalism at Metropolitan State University in Denver.