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BHC News & Events June

June 20th, 2014
Salutations, friends of BHC!

The United Way Day of Action is almost here! Come join us at United Way Merced on Saturday, June 21st from some free fun activities, face painting, and crafts. Bring the family, refreshments are provided!
Our partners continue to develop useful tools for communities to use in their advocacy around LCFF . In order to keep students healthy, in schools, and on track for success. UC Berkeley's Center of Cities + Schools recently held a webinar around LCFF and LCAPs as an opportunity to advocate for schools facilities that are health and in "good repair". We've added a link to the webinar's PowerPoint presentation and video. 

In addition, Educators4Excellence has recently released a paper on school climate. The paper focuses on school climate within the movement toward equity and takes specific recommendations around ways to seize the opportunities that LCFF presents around school climate. 
A big thank to all who participated in last Monday's march to the Civic Center. It was a fantastic turn-out involving over 60 youths and supporters speaking up for what they see as a priority in the community. While the outcome of the final budget was a disappointment for the Invest In Our Youth Coalition, the effort is not over. 

We'ced Youth Media, Alyssa Castro's article on the discontinued youth of Merced has been included in the the National TCE Cal Endowment blog. If you have not read her powerful message, the link is provided above. 

Covered California is offering a special enrollment period for qualified uninsured consumers across the state.  Click here for more details.

Upcoming Community Events
From June 16th to July 25th, Merced City School District will be giving away free meals to the youth, ages 1 to 18 at different locations and time. Take advantage of this service and share it with friends. For a complete list of scheduled locations and times click here. 

On Saturday, June 21st, the Boys and Girls Club is hosting their "Totally Tejano Dance" fundraiser.  Contact their office for tickets and more information.

Feet Changing Lives is having their monthly Ceasefire Night Walk Safety Training Wednesday, June 25th. Come out and support what their all about!

Covered California is hosting an Outreach and Special Enrollment Fair on Saturday, June 28th.  Click here for the Spanish flyer / Click Here for the English flyer.

Ace Overcomes is holding a free Trauma Informed Training for BHC Collaborate Partners on July, 10th. Check it out and learn how childhood trauma can affect clients!

The Merced Art Hop is right around the corner and are seeking volunteers for their upcoming event on July 19th. Email Kimberly at Merced Art Hop for more information or check out their Facebook!  

CASA of Merced County is having their Empowering Our Youth Fundraiser on Tuesday, July 29th. All proceeds from the event will go to improving the lives of abused and neglected children. 

Castle Family Health Centers is having their 7th Annual Family Health Festival on August 9th. Go check them out!

That same day, MiddleState Feminist is having their free sex-ed event "Respecticon" on August 9th, at Playhouse Merced and are seeking volunteers. For more information about volunteer opportunities or transportation, contact them at 


Other News / Opportunities

Alliance for California Traditional Arts (ACTA) is hosting both English and Spanish Webniars about funding opportunities through their Living Cultures Grant Program. Join ACTA staff for an informational webinar to learn more about there funding opportunities.

The Coalition Juvenile Justice is hosting a youth video competition as part of their 40th anniversary of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquent Prevention Act. Youth from the ages of 13 to 21 are encouraged to enter. Contest rules and Regulations can be found here.

Every Tuesday from June until October 28th, check out the Le Grand Farmers Market - healthy food, entertainment, and more!  Follow them on Facebook for updates about events and opportunities.

The Boys and Girls Club of Merced is still seeking volunteers for their summer programs - please help spread the word!

The City of Merced Office of Recreation is hosting 3 sessions of Summer Swim Lessons. The cost is only $10 a session!

Golden Valley Health Centers is recruiting a number of positions for recent college graduates who are interested in pursuing a career in the community health and/or medical fields.  Applicants should email their resumes to Community Health Program Manager Mary-Michal Rawling.

Funding for Community Grants is currently available through Dignity Health.  Letter of Intent Application / Brochure

For mothers with children under 12 months, please fill out this Mother and Baby Health Survey from the Merced County Breastfeeding Coalition.  Those who complete the survey are eligible to win a prize!
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