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National Service Recognition Day

Published on April 8, 2020

In honor of National Service Recognition Day, AmeriCorps VISTA, Molly McGee, shares what her experience serving at Family Scholar House means to her.

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Mexican Rice Recipe by Chef Nancy

Published on April 2, 2020

Because so many are stuck at home, this is a great time to try out new recipes! Check out this Mexican Rice recipe by Chef Nancy.

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Recipe by Chef Nancy

Published on March 26, 2020

Stuck in the house? Try making this recipe by Chef Nancy!

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Overwhelmed with Gratitude

Published on March 19, 2020

Earlier this week, we shared a desperate need for diapers on our Facebook page. Within no time, messages came flooding in, offering diapers or asking what else they could do to help. Despite our limited hours, we have had community members drop off donations, leave donations for pick up on their porch, and send in orders from Sam’s Club and Amazon. In the midst of crisis and uncertainty, our community has stepped in to take care of one another. We are so grateful.

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The Importance of Black History Month

Published on February 25, 2020

Black History Month was originally “Negro History Week” created by historian, Carter G. Woodson in 1926. The “week” coincided with the birthdates of Fredrick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. Black History Month was first proposed by black educators at Kent State University in 1969. The first Black History Month was celebrated in 1970. The year I was born. However, it still took six years for it to be recognized and celebrated nationally after it was publicly recognized by President Gerald Ford.

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Self-Love Bingo

Published on February 14, 2020

Over the past week, we’ve played self-love bingo at cafe night every day of the week. It’s the same as regular bingo, except players had to use the phrase “I am” in front of each word after calling BINGO. Not only was it fun, but it was beautiful to hear the same people who initially were embarrassed to call a bingo, gradually become more confident in the words they were saying.

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