Thursday, October 31, 2019

If You're Different: BE DIFFERENT

"You can not... EVER... live the life of your dreams by settling for someone else’s idea of what you should be doing with your life."

Monday, October 28, 2019

The Freedom of Forgiveness | Kenneth Goodrum

The Assistant Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards at Central State University advocates for forgiveness, if only for yourself.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Join Us Tomorrow For Our Monthly Community Clean Up!

When: Saturday, October 26, 2019, at 9am 

Where: Starbucks Downtown Fairfield 700 Jefferson St Corner of Jefferson & Texas (map)

Description: We meet every last Saturday of each month (weather permitting). We clean up different locations and neighborhoods. Please join us. All are welcome

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 a community coming together to help make a difference.

The 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 we do.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Letters of Encouragement

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Matt Garcia Foundation will be writing letters of encouragement to send to women recently diagnosed with breast cancer. 

Please join us tomorrow, Wednesday, October 23rd from 5:30pm - 7pm at The Matt Garcia Career and College Academy located at 1100 Civic Center Drive. 

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

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Sunday, October 13, 2019

How to Let Go of Being a "Good" Person — and Become a Better Person

What if your attachment to being a "good" person is holding you back from actually becoming a better person? In this accessible talk, social psychologist Dolly Chugh explains the puzzling psychology of ethical behavior -- like why it's hard to spot your biases and acknowledge mistakes -- and shows how the path to becoming better starts with owning your mistakes. "In every other part of our lives, we give ourselves room to grow -- except in this one, where it matters most," Chugh says.

Monday, October 7, 2019

3 Myths to Happiness | Brian Tracy

Just as the natural physical state is health and vitality, the natural emotional state is peace and happiness. Your feeling of inner happiness is there to tell you what you should be doing more or less of. Let's talk about the three major myths about happiness that each of us has to some degree.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Only 10 Days Away Until Our 10th Annual Golf Tournament!

Tenth Annual Golf Tournament – October 14, 2019

The Matt Garcia Foundation is pleased to announce one of our most exciting events of the year. Our 10th Annual Golf Tournament is an opportunity to ensure that the impactful youth and community programs that we support throughout the year will continue. Our late city councilman, Matt Garcia, was a young man with a vision. With the help of generous individuals and companies such as yours, our foundation has been able to raise the essential funds needed in “Keeping the Dream Alive.”

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The Science of Kindness

There are scientifically proven benefits to being kind! It is contagious, teachable, and makes you feel all fuzzy inside.