Tag Archives: Oakland

Chapter 510, Partner of PVF, on Promoting Literacy in Oakland

One of PVF’s newest designated funds is Chapter 510, a made-in-Oakland literacy and writing project inspired by 826 Valencia. We sat down recently with Chapter 510’s project manager, Janet Heller, to learn more about the promising project: PVF: How did the … Continue reading

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New Roots Garden Helps Resettled Refugees Plant their Roots

Kathy Ahoy knows a good project when she sees one. With decades of public health nursing experience under her belt, she has a unique ability to identify individuals and organizations working at the grassroots level to incite change. Because of … Continue reading

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A Warm Welcome from Lighthouse Community Charter

Each day, PVF receives thank you letters and photographs from the countless teachers and students who benefit from our teacher resource grants. These thank you notes remind us of why our immediate-response grants are so beneficial for classrooms that are … Continue reading

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PVF’s Geballe Excursion Grant Supports Fun and Learning at Children’s Fairyland

Imagine a hidden oasis in the heart of a concrete jungle just for children, where fairytales come to life. No, this is not Disneyland or some state-of-the-art facility. It is Children’s Fairyland, an Oakland landmark perched on the edge of … Continue reading

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Cultivating Change: PVF Funds a Gardening Teacher and her Outdoor Classroom through the Science Resource Grant

Ali Goldstein has always aspired to become a gardening teacher. After beginning her journey working on farms to get hands on experience as a gardener, her next stop was with Americorps, where she ran an after school program at Hoover … Continue reading

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Where’s Bill? Distributing Vegetables to Bay Area Immigrants with Street Level Health Project

Where’s Bill? Follow PVF’s Executive Director, Bill Somerville, out of the office, for site visits and meetings with outstanding grassroots leaders. Last week, I visited Kathy Ahoy, a Public Health Nurse, at the Street Level Health Project. Based in East … Continue reading

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Where’s Bill? Being Inspired By Truant Youth in Oakland

Where’s Bill? Follow PVF’s Executive Director, Bill Somerville, out of the office, for site visits and meetings with outstanding grassroots leaders. I was asked to meet with a group of high school age students who are all in a special … Continue reading

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