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Reading Volunteer opportunities available through Reading Partners

Reading Volunteer opportunities available through Reading Partners

Launched in 2009, ​Reading Partners empowers students to succeed in reading and in life by engaging volunteers from the Sacramento community to provide one-on-one tutoring. With the help of almost 800 volunteers, Reading Partners provided individualized literacy tutoring to more than 480 elementary school students in 9 schools in low-income communities across Sacramento County in the 2014-15 school year. Using a highly effective, evidence-based program, Reading Partners has helped tens of thousands of children across the country master the fundamental reading skills they need to succeed in school and beyond. 

Reading Volunteer opportunities available through Reading Partners

Reading Volunteer opportunities available through Reading Partners

Launched in 2009, ​Reading Partners empowers students to succeed in reading and in life by engaging volunteers from the Sacramento community to provide one-on-one tutoring. With the help of almost 800 volunteers, Reading Partners provided individualized literacy tutoring to more than 480 elementary school students in 9 schools in low-income communities across Sacramento County in the 2014-15 school year. Using a highly effective, evidence-based program, Reading Partners has helped tens of thousands of children across the country master the fundamental reading skills they need to succeed in school and beyond. 

Reading volunteer opportunities available through Hands on Sacramento

Reading volunteer opportunities available through Hands on Sacramento

SACRAMENTO -- Hands on Sacramento is a program of Community Link (formerly Community Services Planning Council) and offers countless opportunities for residents to lend a hand and volunteer. Through their online matching system, Hands On Sacramento strives to inspire, equip and mobilize individuals and groups for meaningful volunteer experiences that change our community!

As the regions full-service volunteer action center, Hands on Sacramento welcomes new community partners looking for volunteers.  Whether your agency has one time or ongoing needs for volunteers, you can post opportunities on the Hands on Sacramento website.  Over 16,000 Sacramento residents are registered and looking to help!

You Are Invited - Sunday Dec 7 1-4 p.m. in Rocklin

You Are Invited - Sunday Dec 7 1-4 p.m. in Rocklin

New York Times bestselling author and his tail-wagging ambassador and service dog support RRUFF Healing Heroes Program

New York Times best-selling author Luis Carlos Montalván and his service dog “Tuesday” will visit Rocklin to share their story of courage and love. Hear how this extraordinary Golden Retriever and this wounded warrior saved one another. The presentation will take place at the Rocklin Event Center, 2650 Sunset Blvd. on Sunday, December 7th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Copies of Montalván’s books, Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him & Tuesday Tucks Me In: The Loyal Bond between a Soldier and his Service Dog, will be available for purchase. Book signing and photos immediately following the presentation.   

Get Back to Work: Take Care of Yourself

Get Back to Work: Take Care of Yourself

In my book, Get Back to Work: Smart and Savvy Real-World Strategies to Make your Next Career Move, the first chapter – Take Care of Yourself – is one of the most important steps for anyone who is looking for work. In this kickoff chapter, I share some great tips on staying fit – physically, mentally and financially.

During my year and half of looking for work, there were days when I wouldn’t eat well and barely have the gusto to get up.  It was a short period of time where I was going through a grieving process – the loss of my previous job and undeniable sense of low self-esteem from being unemployed – which I did not understand at the time. I finally got through all the downs and started to change some habits to create a better future for me and my family. 

Here is an excerpt from the book:

Get Back to Work: Informational Interview

Get Back to Work: Informational Interview

The “informational interview” is often one of the most disregarded tools when looking for work.

One Book, One Community

One Book, One Community

The community that reads together, can grow together, and that's the goal of One Book, One Community.

This spring, residents can participate in Auburn's first ever One Book, One Community, a program that encourages everyone to read the same book and then participate in discussions and events about it. 

This year's inaugural selection is "Nature Noir" by Jordan Fisher Smith. Smith is a retired state park ranger who patrolled the American River Canyon for 14 years. His book details his experiences trying to maintain land that was destined to be underwater. The American River Canyon in Auburn was set to become a lake once the Auburn Dam was constructed. Construction never happened and the land remains open to hikers, bicyclists, horse riders and more to this day.