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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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