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Class Project Reports: Class VI's Teen ALF Program Finds a Permanent Home

Published: Thursday, May 1, 2008

We had a very successful Year 4 with three summer trainings and then twenty-five new and seven returning youths on the trip to Grizzly Creek Ranch Camp, a facility run by the Sierra Health Foundation.  We have a number of those youth who are continuing to work on local policy issues through the Capital Region Ready by 21 initiative.  With Linda Clifford’s help and grants from Jerry Greenwell...

Class Project Reports: Class X's Change for Change Funds First Project

Published: Thursday, May 1, 2008

The premise of our giving circle is that by setting aside the change in our pockets we can accumulate money over time to donate to meaningful small projects in the region.  We also meet monthly for breakfast...

Nominating Committee Report

Published: Thursday, May 1, 2008

Clearly the strength of ALF is the quality of leaders we identify and invite to join.  To reach the diversity of leadership we seek, we must have active participation in this process by our incredibly diverse membership...

ALF-MV Spotlight on Gail Johnson Vaughan

Published: Thursday, May 1, 2008

My heart aches for abused and neglected children who then suffer the institutional abuse of growing up in foster care with little or no hope of achieving a permanent family.  In spite of a committed and caring child welfare community, the system is broken...

Isaacs at Senior Fellows' Retreat

Published: Thursday, May 1, 2008

His book, Dialogue and the Art of Thinking Together (Doubleday), has been translated into seven languages, including Swedish, Chinese, and Hebrew. It was featured in Fast Company as a guide to “the secret of good informal conversation,” and has been acclaimed by a variety of reviewers as the definitive guide to profound change through speaking and listening...

Building Bridges Between People, Cultures, and Countries

Published: Thursday, May 1, 2008

Led by Kais and Dean Elizabeth Parker (Class VIII), the group, which included Lina (Class III) and Ken Fat, engaged in a wide variety of topics ranging from water sharing, to distance learning, to telemedicine initiatives that would provide UCD physicians the ability to consult on Egyptian patients...

Rusty Hammer: Goodbye to a Leader and a Friend

Published: Thursday, May 1, 2008

I was so deeply saddened to learn that my classmate Rusty Hammer had passed away.  Class I will remember the courage he demonstrated climbing the mountain on his titanium knees.  He, and we, were determined that he would reach the top with the rest of us and we learned so much about the spirit of ALF and the enduring human spirit in the process..

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