Monday, July 26, 2021

If You Think They Are Holding You Back: WATCH THIS

If You Think They Are Holding You Back: WATCH THIS (Toxic Family and Friends) 

What did you learn from this story of the boy and his mentor? How do you deal with toxic family or friends?

Friday, July 23, 2021

What Makes A Good Leader | Brian Tracy

Certain qualities, characteristics, and habits form a good leader. I'm sharing five essential traits that will help you become a good leader and improve your leadership skills. Keep watching to learn exactly what makes a good leader.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Save the Date: Our Annual Golf Tournament is October 11, 2021!!

Drive to Keep The Dream Alive

 Join us for a fun day of golfing, food and socializing to raise money for The Matt Garcia Foundation community youth outreach programs. 

Saturday, July 17, 2021

September 1st is Matt Garcia Day!

On September 1st, 2008, my son, Fairfield City Councilman, Matt Garcia, was murdered. It is hard to believe that it has been almost 13 years since we lost Matt.

The City of Fairfield recognizes September 1st. as The Matt Garcia Day.

Matt LOVED Fairfield! Leading up to September 1st, be 1 of 100 and make a donation of $100.00 to receive your Iconic Memorabilia Shirt of Matt and embroidered STAND with FFINEST Hat and FFI♥U logo to HELP Keep Matts Dream Alive.

You can place your order here,, and/or purchase & pick up your orders at the FFI♥U Store, 3067 Travis Blvd, Fairfield, CA 94533

All Proceeds go to Support Youth, Help Stop Crime & Strengthen Our Communities. These are three campaign promises Matt made when he was elected.

Thanks for keeping Matt's Spirit & Legacy Alive as #WE live out Matt's campaign promises! I am so grateful for your support!

Matt's Mom, Teresa
President of the Matt Garcia Foundation

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

The Real Risk of Forgiveness–And Why It’s Worth It

Forgiveness is tricky. Everyone says you should forgive, but no one will tell you how, exactly, to do it. And is it always possible—even for something as traumatic as gun violence?

In this vulnerable and heartfelt talk, writer Sarah Montana takes us through her journey of forgiving her family’s killer. She offers an inside look at what we risk when we choose to forgive and a hopeful glimpse of the freedom that lies on the other side of grief.

Sarah Montana is an NYC based writer, editor, and branded content producer. She has ghostwritten book proposals for celebrity experts, some of which have been sold to publishers for six figures. She creates and shapes content for authors and business owners, including ebooks, reality TV pitches, articles, memoirs, and marketing copy. She is also a playwright and creates her own original content. Her most recent play, The Girl, The Ghosts, and the Minotaur was selected for a staged reading at Life Jacket Theater Company’s 2017 Proof of Concept Reading Series in New York City.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Meet Your Councilmember - Doriss Panduro

As one of our city's newest councilmembers, Doriss sees a lot of areas where Fairfield can make improvements and is ready to get to work!

Friday, July 9, 2021

Summer Night Out is July 17th - RSVP Today!!

The Matt Garcia Foundation invites you to Summer Night Out - a night full of painting, open mic, light drinks and snacks, and community. Be sure to RSVP to get an art kit!

To RSVP visit:

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

The Power of Positive Thinking | Brian Tracy

Many years ago, Dr. Norman Vincent wrote the book "The Power of Positive Thinking" and said, "If you think in a positive way, you'll have positive results and you'll be happy most of the time." I couldn't agree more. Those who think more positively and about what they want will be more successful.

Friday, July 2, 2021

What Being a Mentor is All About

Holistic Health and Wellness Expert, Leanne Jacobs, discusses how to become a mentor and what the leadership roll is really about.