Our partnership with California State University Northridge

May 11, 2015

It is such a pleasure to write about our partnership with the Sociology Department at California State University Northridge. We began this relationship in 2007 and we have been utilizing students in our internship program as mentors and tutors to children who are in need of a positive role model in their lives. Take a […]

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Adopt A Family-Thanksgiving

May 10, 2015

Once again we want to thank Westland School  for participating in our Adopt a Family Thanksgiving Partnership. 2014 marked our 22nd year of Westland School partnering with our organization to provide families in need with a Thanksgiving dinner and much more. Over and over our family members express their gratitude for being remembered during a […]

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#IwishMyTeacherKnew…

May 8, 2015

A few weeks a ago, I came across this article on CNN from Kyle Schwartz, a 3rd grade teacher in Denver, who gave an assignment to her students to complete the sentence “I wish my teacher knew…” The responses she received were overwhelming–some sad, some exciting, some funny–but all and all, they told Kyle things […]

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Mentor Spotlight-Gabby

May 8, 2015

Gabby is a senior at California State University Northridge.  She has    been a mentor for our Foundation since Summer 2014. With almost one year of mentoring children and attending group activities, she shares her experience. “Interning at Childbirth Connection Foundation was a great experience for me because I was able to get hands on experience when […]

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Grandma Maria

November 22, 2012

Over the years the Foundation has had the privilege of getting to know extended family members of the children we work with.  Often, we could not have the kind of contact necessary to assist families if grandparents, aunts and uncles didn’t get involved.  Meet one such family that we have enjoyed getting to know over […]

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Santa John

June 19, 2012

I have been volunteering being Santa for The Childbirth Connection for the past three years. Each year has been very interesting and fulfilling for me. I remember the first year I was a bit nervous. Randi the director of the foundation was encouraging me to say the traditional HO! HO! HO! Merry Christmas greeting which […]

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Dina Garcia talks about Patience and Persistence

May 7, 2012

From her blog: Lately, I have been working with Brandon on the power of persistence through dialogue as well as daily demonstrations. My young 5 1/2 son has been playing chess with Daniel for over a year already. Often times, Brandon loses his patience because Daniel wins the game or makes a move that Brandon […]

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