A fundraising drive for LearningQuest/Stanislaus Literacy Centers GED scholarship program has netted $7,000 and will be matched dollar for dollar up to $10,000 by the Mary Stuart Rogers Foundation. The deadline is Thursday. The money will help expand the General Educational Development preparation program to evenings.
There are an estimated 60,000 adults in this county who dont have a high school diploma, and 95 percent of jobs require a diploma or GED, said Karen Williams, LearningQuests executive director. There are few programs available to prepare for the GED test, so we hope by opening an evening program, we can serve an additional 40 adults with tutoring each month.
For more information or to donate, contact Williams at (209) 522-0656 or go to www.lqslc.com/donate.
Ed Staley of Modesto has been elected president of the International Depression Glass Club. The 42-year-old club meets twice annually in Sacramento and includes members from Washington, Oregon, Nevada and California. He and his wife, Carol, who is the show chairwoman of the club, own a collection of 12,000 pieces of Depression glass. Depression glass, which is clear or colored translucent, was distributed free or at low cost during the Great Depression in America that started with the stock market crash in October 1929.
Kilolo Brodie, 41, of Turlock, has been appointed to Area Board VI of the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities.
Brodie has been an assistant professor in the California State University, Stanislaus, master of social work program since 2010 and was an assistant professor in the CSU, East Bay, master of social work program from 2008 to 2010.
This position does not require Senate confirmation, and there is no compensation. Brodie is a Democrat.
Yosemite National Park honored volunteers last month, recognizing some of the 9,500 who donated more than 187,000 hours to the park. This years recipients include Kim and Loren Ross as individual volunteers; Alejandra Guzman, individual youth; Bill Sonka, enduring volunteer; Wilderness Volunteers, group; Seven Hills School in Walnut Creek, youth group; Ruth Heine, supervisor of volunteers; Yosemite Leadership Program Summer Internship, program award; Jim Painter, Facelift (park cleanup); and Andrew David, NatureBridge service project instructor of the year.
A $75,000 grant from Wells Fargo Bank will let diverse students from the Central Valley discover the wonders of Yosemite National Park and learn science in the outdoors with the aim of inspiring them to care for the environment in their home communities. The grant will support the WildLink program.
The Wells Fargo Foundations grant will support two of the parks NatureBridge and WildLink programs. Eligible Central Valley counties include Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Fresno, Kings, Madera and Tulare. Students, teachers or community leaders interested in scheduling a NatureBridge program are encouraged to contact Outreach and Enrollment Director Marya Carr at ( 209) 379-9511, ext. 19, or firstname.lastname@example.org
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