Where: Starbucks Downtown Fairfield 700 Jefferson St Corner of Jefferson & Texas (map)
meet every last Saturday of each month (weather permitting). We clean
up different locations and neighborhoods. Please join us. All are
At the Matt Garcia Foundation we don’t want to complain about this, we
want to create solutions to problems. It is with this spirit that we
began our Monthly Community Clean Ups.
On the last Saturday of
every month, volunteers get together and clean up a neighborhood in
Fairfield. We pick up trash, work on landscaping paint windows, fix
fences – all in an effort to improve our community. This is another
example of community coming together to help make a difference.
Matt Garcia Foundation Dream Team, is all about stepping up and
stepping out of ourselves to serve others and our communities to be a
part of the solution. Matt would say ” if you see a piece of garbage on
the ground, please just pick it up” How simple is that! So, that is what
In the United States, two institutions guide teenagers on the journey to adulthood: college and prison. Sociologist Alice Goffman spent six years in a troubled Philadelphia neighborhood and saw first-hand how teenagers of African-American and Latino backgrounds are funneled down the path to prison — sometimes starting with relatively minor infractions. In an impassioned talk she asks, “Why are we offering only handcuffs and jail time?”
René reveals through breathtaking examples how culture superseeds vision and endures the most extraordinary situations. René Carayol, one of the world's leading business gurus specializing in leadership and culture. Drawing from his own unique experiences on the boards of the biggest British and American organizations; from Marks & Spencer and Pepsi to IPC Media and the Inland Revenue, René has had the privilege of working closely with some of the world's best leaders; Sir Richard Branson, Bill Clinton, Ko Annan and Colin Powell to only name a few!
The NewsHour's American Graduate team recently traveled to Boston to report on youth employment rates and how the city is reaching out to businesses in an effort to link the classroom to potential careers.
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. We have to learn to forgive if we are to heal the planet.
Megan Feldman is an award-winning writer. Her journalism has appeared in publications including 5280, Glamour, Details, and The Daily Beast. She spent the past year on a global adventure to report and write her first book, TRIUMPH OF THE HEART: Forgiveness in an Unforgiving World, which is forthcoming next year from Hudson Street Press at Penguin. Megan holds a master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City, and has taught as an adjunct professor of journalism at Metropolitan State University in Denver.