Volunteer Spotlight: Kalthum, Zahra, and Sagal

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From left: Sagal, Zahra (Community Building Coordinator), Zahra (volunteer), Kalthum Three volunteers at CHW Bandar Salaam community accepted to SDSU Congratulations to volunteers Kalthum, Zahra, and Sagal on their acceptance to San Diego State University! These college-bound seniors have been volunteering at the Bandar Salaam Community Center for two years, tutoring young residents in the… Read more ›

The Right Growth 2017

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Dear CHW Friend and Supporter, For two decades, I have had the great fortune of leading CHW, as our organization and impact have grown—from opening our first after school program at our Orange Place apartment community in 1998, to now serving over 8,000 residents in 38 communities statewide. As the stakes get higher, we must be… Read more ›

Geovany’s Story

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“I didn’t like reading before, but I like it after Running Readers. It made me happy.” – Geovany As a Study Star, seven-year-old Geovany has certainly sparkled in both his classroom and in the community. Geovany moved into the La Costa Paloma community in Carlsbad three years ago. When he first started Running Readers, Geovany had… Read more ›

David’s Story

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“The Community Center was a big part of growing up for me. I am the person that I am today because of the help I found here.” – David At age seven, David came to CHW’s La Costa Paloma Community Center looking for help with his homework. Having just moved to the United States from Honduras, David was struggling with his homework, which… Read more ›

Congrats to our 2016 VALOR Scholars & Achievers

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Celebrating Stellar Students On June 15th, CHW celebrated the academic achievement of 6 VALOR scholarship recipients and 3 Achievers. VALOR scholarship recipients are CHW residents who have achieved academic success and demonstrated community leadership through volunteerism. The CHW Board of Directors created the VALOR Scholarship Program to provide Volunteers and Achievers who have achieved academic success plus demonstrated community… Read more ›

Community Comes Together to Support Health

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Health Stars Program CHW is partnering with Rady Children’s Hospital Center for Healthier Communities to bring health, safety, and literacy education to residents in many of our San Diego communities. The Rady Children’s Hospital Center for Healthier Communities Health Stars program is a new model to help address the root causes of health disparity. Research indicates that education… Read more ›

Healthy Resources for Poway Residents

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Farm to Community CHW residents in Poway are benefiting from local resources that bring healthy foods and classes straight to their community. Backyard Produce Project Our communities of Poway Villas and Park View Terrace receive fresh fruits and vegetables on a monthly basis from Backyard Produce Project. The Backyard Produce Project, a Palomar Health Community Action Council endeavor,… Read more ›

An Intergenerational Tea Party

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Last month, some Poway residents celebrated Valentine’s Day by spreading a little love around the community! Inspired by a chance to improve a sense of community amongst the several generations of Poway Villas neighbors, spanning age 6 to 89, Community Building Coordinator Alison planned a very special Valentine’s event, an Intergenerational Tea Party. This venue allowed not… Read more ›