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Category: Wellness


The Surprising Truth of How Many Local Youth are Hungry and Homeless

by Aurelio Mitjans Editor’s Note:  One of our core programs is Youth Moving On, which helps youth transitioning from foster care to adulthood.  Many of the youth we serve are homeless and don’t have the money to eat regular meals. …

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5 Ways Giving Makes You Happier and Healthier

By Alison Bell If you have a few extra dollars to spend, you might figure you’d be happier treating yourself to a dinner out or a new shirt. Not true, research shows.  People who give to others rather than spend…

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Five Tips to Become At Ease with IEPs

By Jimmy Fernandez Editor’s Note:  In his role as a program specialist at Hillsides Education Center, Jimmy Fernandez coordinates and facilitates the majority of the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meetings for the school’s students.  Here, as the new school year…

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Seven Ways to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence

By Leslie Santana Psychologist Howard Gardner, a John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs professor of cognition and education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education at Harvard University, argued that instead of intelligence being a single ability, humans had the ability…

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Eight Tips that Spell School Success for Your Child

By Alison Bell Hard to believe, summer is almost over and school is about to begin. How to start this year right for your child?  Here are some easy, researched-backed tips  that will help your child be a success in…

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