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Roseville Free Summer Meals Program Begins

06/04/2024

The City of Roseville School District's annual free summer meals program has begun, offering free meals to children age 1-18, through August 2.

Raising Kids in California? They May Have College Savings Accounts You Don’t Know About.

05/30/2024

The state is directly investing money for low-income students and all newborns to attend college. After two years, the program is still not widely known by the students who need the most financial assistance.

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Free Food for Children-Bread & Broth 4 Kids Summer Program Begins June 26

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The 2024 St. Theresa Bread & Broth 4 Kids Summer Program begins June 26 and will continue every Wednesday through August 21.

Image caption: Mario Ramirez Garcia does homework on April 23, 2021.
Will Less Homework Make California Students Happier?

A bill from a member of the Legislature’s happiness committee would require schools to come up with homework policies that consider the mental and physical strain on students.

Image caption: Joy Perrin, a mother of two children, testifies at the Budget Subcommittee on Human Services hearing at the state Capitol in Sacramento March 20, 2024. With the help of CalWORKS, Perrin was able to secure housing for her and her family.
California May Gut Two CalWORKS Programs Helping Thousands of Families

The state is considering zeroing out funds for CalWORKS family stabilization and job subsidy programs to help balance the budget.

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Sierra Community House: Uniting for a Holistic Approach to Combat Domestic, Sexual Violence

TRUCKEE, Calif. – Five years ago, the decision to merge four local core service organizations – Project MANA, North Tahoe Family Resource Center, Family Resource Center of Truckee, and Tahoe Safe Alliance – was unprecedented and initially met with skepticism. …

Image caption: Danielle Dace and Matthew Romsa of CASA Sacramento
A Court Appointed Special Advocate Can Change a Child’s Life

A conversation with two committed professionals who help CASA Sacramento match trained volunteers with children in the foster care system.

Image caption: Kindergartners during recess at Redwood Heights Elementary School in Oakland.
Our Students Need More Recess

More frequent outdoor breaks can improve student attention, reduce behavior problems. Over the last decade, a growing list of U.S. states—including Missouri, Florida and New Jersey—have mandated daily recess. California joined the trend in late 2023.

Image caption: With spaces to relax and socialize, YoloCares facilities support patients along their care journey—not just the end of life.
The Better End

For more than four decades, YoloCares has helped families navigate life’s final stages.

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