Every year, fancy sports cars gather at the door of Shriners Children Hospital. The community gathers to donate toys and help the children who are less fortunate.
Logically, if something is broken, people tend to throw them away. However at the Oak Park Fix-it Cafe, they are trying to change that tradition.
At the same exact time as shots rung out in Texas during the worst mass shooting in that state’s history, Moms Demand Action was organizing a new chapter in Sacramento to advocate against gun violence.
On November 3rd, Sacramento celebrates the Day of the Dead in its Old Town. The event was hosted by Soul Collective. The purpose of this event is for Latinos to celebrate their own culture in Sacramento as well as for others to find value in it.
At American River College, there is a plethora of resources for the students.
WAC and RAD, Writing Across the Curriculum and Reading Across the Curriculum, are classes designed to help their students write papers and make sense of their textbooks.
Another thing ARC offers for their students are clubs. On Tuesday’s and Thursday’s, there is a gaming club, a finance club, and many other clubs.. Clubs are a great way for students to do what they love or to socialize with other students. There is also a Club Day when all the clubs gather in front of the Student Center to advertise their clubs to students.
College hours and events are held at ARC as well. College hours are meant to inform and educate students on all types of matters; it’s also a good way to spend time in-between classes.
Events, such as plays, art show, and contests are also held on campus. There are always plays running in the fall semester, the current play being Beauty and Beast, next being Seagull.
Art galleries hold show from from student artists or professionals who come on campus to showcase their pieces. Typically for art students, their art gallery shows are held in early December around finals.
There are also events held at ARC that offer either knowledge or a chance to relax. ARC has meditation rooms, and twice a week during finals they bring in adoptable puppies for students to pet and take their minds off of their tests.
If you’re interested in enrolling in American River College, you can click here and sign up for the next semester.
My community extends far beyond the boundary of my street. It transcends physical distance and extends to the people who support me in what I do. Not only do they support me, but point out my flaws so I can improve myself. My community is made from the people who are willing to struggle with me against great odds. I am thankful for my friends and my community.
It has been nine months since I started working for AccessLocal.TV, and along the way I learned so many things about the community, and the workforce. Between my first and second term, we began working on a project outside of AccessLocal.TV.
We partnered with Neighborworks to produce a series of videos called Know Your Farmers, Know Your Foods. Over the spring and into the summer we worked on this project, traveling to various farms and asking the farmers a variety of questions.
In July, my team and I took a trip to San Jose to cover the Summer Transportation Institute. This was a summer program held at San Jose State University, in which students attending the program got college credits for the classes they took. We got to tour San Jose state, as well as go to the Santa Cruz boardwalk, and the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
Our last trip was the Free Our Dreams event held at UC Davis. We went to workshops, danced, and played games. However, the most important thing we did during our trips was our jobs: interviews, photography, and videography.
The best advice I could give to new coming arrivals is always get your work in on time. Make sure you get interviews to give your article or video soul, and don’t be afraid. The more confidence you have in yourself the easier the job becomes; the easier it is to get interviews and the easier it is to get interesting shots.
From September 8th through September 10th, the Neighborhood News Correspondent team covered the Free Our Dreams Summit at UC Davis. In this video report, four participants and organizers of the event answered what they personally stand for and how they plan to have a voice in the current political climate.
The Free Our Dreams event at UC Davis brought youth from all around California to come together and discuss issues in their communities. One of the most recent issues Californians and many other people across the country face is the fazing-out of the DACA program. In this video, we explain what DACA is, and how it will affect the people.