2020 Chapman Prize Awarded to Team Rubicon, a Veteran-Led Disaster Relief Nonprofit

The Daniel and Barbara Chapman Trust announced Team Rubicon as the recipient of the 2020 Chapman Prize. With more than 138,000 volunteers comprised of military veterans, first responders, and civilians, Team Rubicon is an international non-profit organization that rapidly deploys emergency response teams to communities affected by disasters and humanitarian crises across the United States … Read more

The Stewpot is Grateful for the Community Effort in 2020

Stewpot Community Services, a local, faith-based non-profit that provides thousands of men, women and children with hot meals, groceries, clothing, shelter, mentoring and other programs, announced today that, thanks to the generosity of the community, they met their fundraising goals for 2020. In a precarious year during which their services were needed even more, staffers and … Read more

Living Well Disability Services Announces New Leadership

Living Well Disability Services, a leader in providing exceptional services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, announced today Thomas Gillespie has been named as President and CEO. Rod Carlson, who has been acting Interim President and CEO as well as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the past year will continue as COO. Gillespie’s employment … Read more

California Black Health Network Names New Executive Director

The California Black Health Network (CBHN) announces the appointment of Rhonda M. Smith as its new Executive Director, effective Jan. 4, 2021. Smith comes to CBHN off the heels of serving as its Interim Executive Director since July 1, 2020. She will lead the organization’s efforts to achieve health equity for African Americans and Black Immigrants across … Read more

CannedWater4Kids Partners With Water4 to Bring Safe Water to Children

CannedWater4Kids (CW4K) and Water4 are partnering to bring safe, sustainable water services to kids across Africa. These organizations are leveraging local business so that kids can lead healthier, more productive lives by having more time to play, learn and grow. CW4K promotes entrepreneurship by funding water programs in Africa, such as those designed and implemented … Read more

Petitions for the International Agreement to Prohibit the Eating of Dogs and Cats Attract Worldwide Attention

In 1973, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) was established in Washington D.C., the United States. With 178 member states, it is one of the most powerful international agreements in the world. Presently, another international agreement calling for the protection of companion animals has been initiated by … Read more