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Hillsides ‘Drums Up’ Teamwork at New South Pasadena Family Resource Center

Anthony Adame of Hillsides Family Resource Center, South Pasadena, leads staff members of Hillsides through a drum circle exercise. At Hillsides new Family Resource Center, South Pasadena, located at 149 Pasadena Blvd, you’ll find many desks, phones, computers, and oh, 22 colorful hand drums. Drums have become Hillsides latest teambuilding tool. Supervisors from across the agency, which serves almost 9,000 individuals throughout Los Angeles County,…

Pasadena’s Laurel Foundation Awarded a Paddle Nation Grant To Get Americans to Explore Their Waterways

This year 1,600 people will have the opportunity to get outside, many for the first time, and explore America’s waterways. The influx of participation is a result of the Paddle Nation Grant Program, an initiative…

Visually Impaired Pasadena Unified Students Learn to Play Golf

The First Tee of Greater Pasadena, in partnership with the Pasadena Host Lions Club, is currently conducting its first introductory golf program for the students with visual impairments in the Pasadena Unified School District. Located…

Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena Announces Passing of Former CEO Rachel Estrada

Rachel Estrada (File Photo) The Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena has announced the passing of its former President and CEO Rachel Estrada. Estrada, who stepped down from her position in February, died peacefully at…

Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts Awards 67 Gifts and Grants Totaling $630,000

L-R: Eileen Reilly, PSHA Gifts & Grants Chair, Marcos Arizmendi and Marleena Barber of the Braille Institute, Katherine Watkins, PSHA President On a beautiful afternoon earlier this month, Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts (PSHA)…

Union Station Homeless Services Receives $1,000 Grant from the Yard House to Advance Community Meals Program

Union Station Homeless Services, San Gabriel Valley’s largest social service agency helping men, women, and children rebuild their lives and end homelessness, today announced it…

Bloom Again Foundation Receives $50,000 Grant from the California Wellness Foundation

Bloom Again Foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting economically vulnerable working women faced with health crises, today announced a new grant of $50,000 from the…

AbilityFirst 2015 Stroll & Roll Raises $575,000 To-Date for Programs Benefiting People with Disabilities Los Angeles

The AbilityFirst 2015 Stroll & Roll fundraiser, held on the legendary Universal Studios backlot, raised $575,000 to date to help provide quality programs and services…

First Choice Bank Provides Financial Literacy Program to Over 500 Students, Honors Graduates at Pasadena High School

First Choice Bank will honor 35 students at Pasadena High School for completing a financial literacy program designed to prepare students for their financial futures…

Hillsides Supporter Thomas Safran & Associates Wins Prestigious Child Welfare Award

Thomas Safran & Associates (TSA) provided a “Big Give” for Hillsides in the fall of 2014 that included raising more than $96,000 for Hillsides. TSA will be honored in Washington, D.C. on April 28 by Child Welfare League of America during its national conference. Thomas Safran & Associates (TSA), which arranged a “Big Give” for Hillsides that raised almost $100,000 for the agency, has been awarded the Corporate Advocate of the Year award by Child Welfare League of America (CWLA). The award will be presented during CWLA’s national conference held in Washington, D.C. on April 27 – 29. TSA is…

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