upcoming events .. brief agenda suggestions for Diverse City Civitan meeting this morning and for potential community partnership

From: Richard Passo <lvhelpgro@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, Mar 31, 2012 at 7:29 AM
Subject: Fwd: upcoming events .. brief agenda suggestions for Diverse City Civitan meeting this morning and for potential community partnership
To:undisclosed recipients 

I encourage the greatest diversity in community collaborations possible. Please forward these suggestions widely.  

The indiegogo and global giving fundraising suggestions below are as much for educating the broader community on how to crowdfund their own advocacies as inform others of these deserving programs and projects.  For more details and resources on crowdfunding, please go to  http://www.scoop.it/t/yellow-boat-social-entrepreneurism  — a personal blog of love and commitment to empowering others to use social media toward harnessing progressive changes. 

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From: Richard Passo <lvhelpgro@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, Mar 31, 2012 at 7:12 AM
Subject: upcoming events .. brief agenda suggestions for Diverse City meeting this morning
To: undisclosed recipients
Cc: rick passo <rpasso1@gmail.com>, Richard Passo <lvhelpgro@gmail.com>, rpasso@ups.com

1.  https://www.facebook.com/events/318361591546502/

    • Thursday, April 5, 2012
    • 6:00pm until 9:00pm
  • Grand opening of our new downtown gallery to show case local architecture + design community.

    The event will serve as a fundraiser to grow the mission to create a working gallery environment that elevates local design while creating community connectivity, education for our youth, and opportunity for professional growth. We are a new aspect of the downtown movement.

2. UNLV’s Festival of Communities began in the spring of 2007. The event was created to celebrate and demonstrate the rich cultural diversity of UNLV and the Las Vegas valley. The program has grown from a few dozen booths and 1000 participants to a celebration that now features more than 180 booths and attracts more than 7,000 to the UNLV campus each spring.

Festival of Communities also celebrates many other unique aspects of life in the Las Vegas Valley with booths featuring:

– Local Hand Made Crafts (Non-Commercial local craft artisans only)
– Art (painters, photographers, etc.)
– Sustainability Efforts (Gardening, green technology, etc.).
– A Farmers Market
– Non-Profit Volunteer Organizations

Date: April 21, 2012
Time: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Location: University of Nevada Las Vegas
Presented by: Office of Civic Engagement and Diversity

Contact
e-mail: festivals@unlv.edu
phone: 702-895-5607
website: http://festivals.unlv.edu
facebook: http://on.fb.me/fklkwz
twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/UNLVFestival

3. Community Organization

What would a better, greener community look like to you? Come and build it with us! April 28-29, 2012 Downtown Las Vegas!Build A Greener Block — Indiegogo 

About

What would a better, greener community look like to you? Come and build it with us! April 28-29, 2012 Downtown Las Vegas!
Mission

Building sustainable communities together, one block at a time.

Description

What if we took a rundown forgotten block and rebuilt it into a model community? What if we upped the anty and said everything about it had to promote green, sustainable living? What if we did it in 6 weeks? Well we are! April 28-29, 2012 

Build A Greener Block -- Indiegogo | Yellow Boat Social Entrepreneurism | Scoop.it

 Who says there's no community in Las Vegas… because we're building one – green and sustainably.

It's official… Build a Greener Block has an indiegogo campaign. Please send out to all your networks as we only have 30 days to raise funds to make this the best Build A Greener Block the world has ever seen!!! Let's put Vegas on the map and show what a vibrant and amazing community we are. Go forth Jellyers and fundraise!!!
http://www.indiegogo.com/greenerblocks

This project will start accepting donations on Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 12:00 AM EDT:

Summary

The PEARLS Scholarship Program Project will help the children of Ulingan in getting a formal education. These scholarships will not only help the economic burden of their families but more importantly will encourage the children to strive harder with their education and to dream bigger. Ulingan is a small slum community in Tondo, Manila that sits on a dumpsite and surrounded by charcoal factories that emit toxic smoke.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Because their families live way below the poverty line, their parents do not have the means to support all the educational needs of their children, no matter how hard they work at the charcoal factory and/or at the nearby dumpsites. The children have no choice but to also work to help augment the household income so that no one in their families dies of starvation.

How will this project solve this problem?

The PEARLS Scholarship Program Project will give these children the opportunity of getting a formal education. The project will provide these children school uniform, school supplies, school meals. Tutorial and homework help is also provided. Opportunities to write to their sponsor and build and foster mentor-mentee relationship.

Potential Long Term Impact

These scholarships will not only help the economic burden of their families but more importantly will encourage the children to strive harder with their education and to dream bigger. The scholarship program will give these children a sense of belonging and a basis for achieving their educational goals in the future.

Project Message

"It seems that you are just giving little things (hug, kiss, hold hands, food) to kids BUT the change is amazing! You can see the transformation to the lives of these kids week after week." 
– Rochel Dela Cruz, Volunteer

Funding Information

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

Coming Soon

This project will start accepting donations on Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 12:00 AM EDT:

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About rictandag

http://about.me/rictandag http://LVHelpGro.net @rictandag @LVHelpGro Returned U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer, Tandag, Surigao del Sur, Republic of the Philippines 1979-1980; Financial Management training Program [FMP], G.E., Appliance Park, Louisville, Kentucky 1981-1982 Champion [two days] Jeopardy 1986 Attorney, Los Angeles, CA 1989-1995 Disabiility Rights Attorney, www.NDALC.org, Las Vegas 1998-1999 Immigration Asylum Attorney, throughout the State of Kansas 1999-2001 Supply Logistics Specialist, UPS Las Vegas, 2006- present http://www.ups-scs.com [business] http://InternationalAidAdvocate.com http://rictandag.tumblr.com/ http://www.facebook.com/rick.passo http://www.linkedin.com/in/rickpasso http://www.twitter.com/rictandag http://paper.li/rictandag http://rictandag.i.ph/blogs/rictandag/ http://ricktandagvegas.blogspot.com/ https://rictandag.wordpress.com/ advocate for: http://www.gk1world.com [Gawad Kalinga, tagalog for "to give care"] http://www.jacintoandlirio.com http://www.civitan.net/diverse http://www.Rags2Riches.ph
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