Posted on April 16, 2020 by Al Greater-Placer Nuggets Written By Carol Barry “When something goes bad, turn it around, and find something good.” My 3 year old great granddaughter sings that Daniel Tiger song to me whenever she breaks a toy or when I run out of Monkey Food Bars at the park. It … More Staying Connected
Posted on February 3, 2018 by AL Greater-Placer Nuggets Written by Betsy Katz and Gayle Gullans “Education is the key to success in many career pathways, and Assistance League of Greater Placer is committed to providing opportunities for students from alternative high schools to continue their education.” Program Chairman, Betsy Katz. Chairman … More SCHOLARSHIP BENEFITS for Students!
Written by Program Vice Chair, April Shiro If you want to be truly loved and appreciated for all your time and efforts helping troubled teen students find their way back, then Competencies for Independent Living is the program for you to try! From the Director, Bill Ryland, the staff, the teachers, the counselors and the … More Life Skills for Teens
Written & Compiled by Julie Sage “I can’t SEE it”, whispered four-year-old Jesse to our Assistance League volunteer sitting next to him. The eye chart was on the wall 10 feet in front of Jesse. Instead of letters of the alphabet, it has rows of pictures of different shaped objects that preschoolers can easily identify: … More Screen Eyes Early (S.E.E.) = Sight Detectives
Written & Compiled by Julie Sage Everyone needs a helping hand sometimes: Whether it is holding a child’s hand to cross the street safely, or just a hand to hold in sorrow or celebration, or a hand up from life’s challenges and hardships. Life isn’t always easy or predictable, and thankfully Assistance League of Greater … More WE ARE HERE TO LEND A HAND!
Written by Julie Sage plus guest contributors Successfully entering our 30th year of operation, (1987-2017), we have had dedicated member volunteers who have provided valuable leadership to our nonprofit organization. They have contributed their time and talents to our Assistance League of Greater Placer chapter’s development and helped further our mission. We began in 1987 … More Pass the Gavel – 8 Leadership Legacies
Written by Gayle Gullans The Scholarship Program was established in 2004. Graduating high school students from selected alternative education programs which participated in our Competencies for Independent Living Program were offered an opportunity to apply for a scholarship to a college or trade school. Laura Spitzer shares in an interview how both programs have … More 5 Heartwarming Scholarship Successes