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Isabel Arvea

in Long Beach

The Good Seed Project

PRESENTED ON JUN 04, 2018
IN LONG BEACH @ VOL 10

On May 12th, the members of the project team created an Open House Welcome Reception for a nonprofit organization new to Long Beach, The Good Seed, a nonprofit that works with transitional age youth that are homeless providing supportive, nurturing and specialized care. The project team also worked to help improve the outdoor grounds area within the facility property through landscaping and general cleaning. As the facility was formerly a school, the project team facilitated equipment, supplies and service donations to assist in making the building more compatible to accommodate serving the clientele.

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Choosing To Battle For Good

BY ROLAND WELLS
@ VOL 1 ON AUG 02, 2013

Roland Wells utilizes breakdancing to give back to his community. He runs a youth organization in which young adults learn discipline via break dancing. Aside from that he is hand in various projects that aim to improve the way of life for people in his community. 

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International Volunteerism: Lessons from a Returned Peace Corp Volunteer

BY ERICA KIERNAN
@ VOL 7 ON JUN 30, 2015

Erica Kiernan takes us through lessons she learned while volunteering in Benin, Africa with the Peace Corps

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Unconventional Volunteer(ing)

BY JAMIE EL-BANNA
@ VOL 13 ON JUN 04, 2016

Jamie El-Banna shares his stories of volunteering that don't quite fit the norm. According to El-Banna, the standard image of a volunteer is that of hippy-minded slacker who can't find a "real job". El-Banna is the founder of NPO It's Not Just Mud that has provided disaster relief in Tohoku and Kumamoto. Jamie proves that volunteers come in all shapes, colors and sizes.

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How to become a volunteer and travel

BY NADIA KALINICHENKO
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 24, 2016

Nadia Kalinichenko told story about her volunteer experience abroad. How to choose project. Specifics, advantages, financial expenditure during the travel. 

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Gardening Together

BY LYNDSEY HASKELL
@ VOL 26 ON JAN 25, 2017

Lyndsey Haskell is an enthusiastic amateur gardener who became involved with a garden project at Emmaus Brighton when it launched in 2012. Her first PechaKucha explains more about the project and shows how it helped her reinvent her career as a photographer.

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Empowering Our Youth

BY SHANTA SUNDARASON
@ VOL 14 ON FEB 24, 2017

Shanta Sundarason is a social activist and runs The Giving Tree Unionville where she mentors youth to empower them into becoming positive change makers.

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Rethinking Resettlement

BY ERKIN ÖZAY
@ VOL 18 ON SEP 24, 2016

"How can we make our endeavors clear and approachable enough that we can actually contribute to the public debate at a very high level?"

In Rethinking Resettlement from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 18, Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University at Buffalo, Erkin Özay, reviews some of the social and design issues involved in rehousing and supporting Buffalo, New York's new Americans. Özay's Spring 2016 UB graduate studio explored the potential for temporary and long-term housing for newly arrived refugees and immigrants, as well as the role of supporting institutions, community assets, and reimagining the existing housing stock. Özay's project investigates "compassionate urbanism." He is interested in how groups of limited means--new and existing residents--support each other through careful intersections. 

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BY LINE MARIE BACH
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BY JODI ISOM
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