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Where’s Bill? Meeting with a Young Mover and Shaker in East Palo Alto

When meeting Laura Martinez, a 28 year old councilmember of East Palo Alto, one can’t help but be impressed. At age 22, she was elected Mayor of East Palo Alto – no doubt an exceptional woman. She grew up in … Continue reading

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Where’s Bill? Visiting Revitalized Uptown Oakland

Visiting the Fox Theater in downtown Oakland with a group of 50 junior high and high school youth from Northern Japan was quite a treat. These students are in the United States for three weeks participating in a University of … Continue reading

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Where Are Bill and James? Going Back to School with Aim High

Bill and I visited the Aim High summer program at the Urban Promise Academy this week. Aim High offers a summer learning program to low-income middle school students. Their aim is to intervene during middle school years in order to … Continue reading

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Where’s Bill? Hanging Out with Police Cadets at the Wilderness Program’s Ropes Course

I recently visited the ropes course run by The Wilderness Program on San Bruno Mountain in Daly City, a beautiful park setting. PVF has been a supporter of the Wilderness Program for some time. Years ago we helped to fund … Continue reading

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Where’s Bill? Surrounded by Smiles at the Day Worker Center

This past Friday I visited my friends at the Day Worker Center in Mountain View. My host, Executive Director María Marroquín, gave me a tour of their new home, introduced me to the people they support, and fed me a … Continue reading

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Puente’s 360 Degrees of Community Service in Pescadero

Bill and James recently took board member Albert Horn to Pescadero for a site visit of the Puente program, which has become the community center for the local population.  Though it is right over the hill from the Peninsula and … Continue reading

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Bill and James Learn About the At-Risk Seniors Supported by St. Mary’s Center

Bill and James visited St. Mary’s Center recently, a community center that has been operating for decades in an inconspicuous building within the heart of Oakland. During their visit, the Center’s Executive Director, Carol Johnson, gave them a tour of … Continue reading

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Bill and James Visit Street Level Health Project in East Oakland

Recently, Bill and James teamed up to do some site visits to community organizations operating in Oakland. One of their stops was to Street Level Health Project, a community center based in East Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood. The Street Level Health … Continue reading

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Where’s Bill and James? Touring Next Step Learning Center

This past Monday, Bill and James left the office to tour a few grassroots community centers that are making an impact within the East Bay. They were accompanied by Kathy Ahoy, who is a Public Health Nurse of Alameda County … 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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