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By changingyounglives
Project Updates:  Let life beautiful like summer flowers! 1. Annual Health Screening On 20-22 June 2016, with the support of Transparent Fish Fund and Changing Young Lives Foundation, Gansu Xingbang Social Work Serving Center ( 甘肅興...

By NguyenA
(Note: I want to share this talk I delivered at the Nguyen-Hoang Foundation fundraising event in Oct 2016). The message resonated so well with me that I want to share with my friends)   “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”   Our l...

By SarahLockwood
  The sad truth is that suicide is the third leading cause of death for kids aged 10-14 and the second among people aged 15-34 years. As the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports, 17% of U.S. students in grades 9-12 seriously considered attempting suicide in the previo...

By eastvillagers
  Cancer Screening Guidelines by Age What to Expect During Your Prostate Exam Skin Cancer Screening: What to Expect What to Expect During, Before, and After Radiation Treatment This is a series of short, informative videos that share exactly what to expect throughout th...

By mikaylacheng
Hi Everyone! My name is Mikayla and I am so excited to be a part of East Villagers this year! I love coding, photography, being on my school robotics team, and playing violin for the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra.  But, most of all, I love serving others and contributing to m...

By teddypacino
 The school we are teaching is in JiaShan, Zhe Jiang Province. It is only 2 hours driving from Shanghai. It is a migrant school. Most migrant students they would get very poor quanlity of education, but paid more than normal students in China. Our driver is from Shanghai. He tol...

By betsyowl
 Hey everyone!  I'm a new intern at East Villagers. As a freshman homeschooler, I've been involved with EV even before I became an intern. I performed in the New Heart benefit concert, served a Christmas dinner in East Palo Alto, and taught at Young Musicians Workshop for th...

By changingyounglives
With the generous support of Transparent Fish Fund, “Smart Mom” has launched various self-enhancement learning classes, parent education workshops, parent-child activities as well as playgroups for single and underprivileged mothers. These activities help streng...

By emilyturtles
Of course, finding parking in San Francisco was challenging. Stepping out from the car, I was hit with the stench of the Tenderloin. It was a smell that reminded me strongly of the Chinatown in New York. O the sweet fragrance of spit, sweat, urine, drugs, cigarettes, and who knows w...

By changingyounglives
The School Social Worker Support Project aims to support the psycho-social wellbeing of left-behind children in Dongxiang County, Gansu. Tailor-made extra-curricular activities are organized for students including interest courses, field trips and special events. Furthermore, couns...

By emilyturtles
I mentioned in my last blog post that I needed to work on engaging in conversation with the homeless at StreetLife. Being an introvert, talking to strangers has never been my strong suite. But last week, I finally did it! Our exchange of words went something like this: "Hi! Wou...

By betsyowl
From a very young age, I have loved all kinds of crafts. Over the years, I have learned knitting, weaving, cross-stitch, embroidery, sewing, and needle-felting. Since my sisters and I have been running Young Musicans Workshop for four summers, I decided to try to teach a new camp f...

By emilyturtles
  "Would you like some salad? What kind of dressing?" I tried to understand the garble the man was saying. Was he speaking Italian? Spanish?  Elvish? Finally, I uncertainly drizzled ranch over the small pile of lettuce and cucumbers and passed the paper plate on...

By KatieLan
 There are many different ways to save the environment and the simplest way is to reduce your ecological footprint. One simple lifestyle change is your diet, and by going vegan, you can significantly reduce your impact in several different sections of the biosphere. For my APES Fi...

By teddypacino
 Since 2008, I was writing blogs in eastvillagers.  It was a good memory in my college life. I was a volunteer for little red scarf project. Everytime , I read my old blogs it is just like yesterday. fresh and joy. Today, it is my first day to work for a new project called ...
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