Tag: social services

02/03/09

Bob Weir to Help Rex grantee Project Avary Celebrate its 10th Anniversary

If you are going to be in San Francisco on Wednesday, March 4th, please join Project Avary at the Great American Music Hall for an intimate evening that promises to be a literary and musical treat. Project Avary offers summer and family camps, field trips, and leadership programs for children with incarcerated parents. Founded by […]

03/06/08

Perspective on the Digital Divide

In the latest Rex Foundation newsletter, Ken McNeely, President – External Affairs for AT&T California, suggests that there must be a “will to change” among the public at large with regard to broadband Internet service — and the importance of ensuring universal access to that service. He notes it will take corporate political will, in […]

09/17/07

What Should Public Education Be?

Many schools across the U.S., particularly public ones, face budget constraints and challenges to beef up standardized test scores. As a result, they’ve severely cut, if not eliminated, music and arts education. In the course of its 24-year history, the Rex Foundation, like many other philanthropic organizations, has helped to fund grassroots groups that find […]

08/17/07

Wounded Warrior

Wounded Warrior Project Disabled Sports USA by Mary Eisenhart Back in the late ’60s, Kirk Bauer, a decorated soldier, a lifelong athlete, and the kind of guy who had frequently cut school in his native Oakland to go surfing in Santa Cruz, lost a leg in combat in the Vietnam War and endured a grueling […]

05/14/07

More Than A Cooking Class

For San Francisco’s Nextcourse, food is a tool for building a better world, and better lives By Mary Eisenhart “We believe it is our social responsibility to make healthy food accessible to the entire community, and we are dedicated to preserving local farms and farmland. Chefs are offering up their skills not to make a […]

11/02/06

Ambassadors of Hope and Opportunity

Ambassadors of Hope and Opportunity By David Large “You are not a human being in search of spiritual experience. You are a spiritual being immersed in a human experience.” — Pierre Teilhard de Chardin Generation Y – Everyone wants them when they have money to spend. It’s all about “market share.” But what about the […]

08/11/06

Food for Change

Buy Local, Buy Fresh at Oakland’s People’s GroceryBy David Large “We envision a future model for the organization in which a farm and a grocery store work together as one whole. This will be an innovative model in reformulating the role of a grocery to become both a central hub of wellness services and of […]