Back for it’s fifth year, the R.E.C. Van program features over 30 scheduled park visits, and it is “Bringing the Fun ” back to your neighborhood. This season, R.E.C. Van is striving to maximize the experience of each of its participants, both by maintaining popluar program elements as well as incoporating new activites, games and educational elements. Introduced in 2006, the R.E.C Van program brings children and famillies together through a variety of activities. Group games like football, hockey and dodge ball are offered. Artists can draw with side walk chalk or paint a picture. Crafters can make items like key chains, bracelets, and much more. For more information on the R.E.C Van please visit www.southgaterecandpark.net for the complete summer schedule or call 916-391-7622. Don’t forget to ask how the R.E.
Beginning June 20 the Free Summer Lunch & Snack Program returns to the Florin Creek Recreation Center and the Fruitridge Community Center. The Summer Lunch Program provides a free lunch and snack for kids 18 years of age and under. The Florin Creek Recreation Center will serve lunch Monday – Thursday from 12:00pm -12:30pm and snack from 4:00pm-4:30pm. The Fruitridge Community Center will serve lunch from 1:00pm -1:30 Monday- Friday and snack from 4:00-4:30pm. If you are stopping by the Fruitridge Center do not forget your swimsuit as the pool is open from 1:30-4:00pm Monday – Friday.
Looking for a Job?!? Need Help with your Resume? Job Searching? Preparing for an Interview? Need a mentor
Summer Access Lounge is the place for you & all your friends! Starting June 22nd, we’ll be hosting incredible, interactive, innovative enrichment workshops for youth every Wednesday for the summer from 4-6PM.
- Make a Resume & Fill a Job App
- Learn to Job Search & Interview
- Service Learning Projects
- Learn to be a Leader!
- Explore different Careers
- Empowerment “Open Mic” Nites
- Professionalism & Communication
- Preparing for College 101
- Creative Arts Workshop
- Preparing for College 101
Location: Broadway Career Center on 915 Broadway, Sacramento
Resources: Job Announcements, Career resources, College information and more
Services: One on one Job & College Counseling
For more information contact the Youth Specialist:
“Any Opportunity for Any Youth”
Guests on LiveWire this week include actors from the play “The Diviners” and also representatives from The Little Miss Capital City Pageant. You’ll get a sneak preview of the play about a young boy in the midwest who’s fear of water is only magnified by his gift of dowsing for it. “The Diviners” opens July 9th at The R25 complex at the California Stage Theater. For details about the event call Cal Stage at 916-451-5822.
Kandice Kelly from The Little Miss Capital City Pageant and The Girls Self Esteem Program Academy. The young ladies that participate aren’t all about beauty, but they sure have a ton of it. The self esteem program helps girls with their personal growth and development as they grow up. They get to have fun completing the pageants while making friends and making their dreams come true. The Little Miss Capital City Pageant is happening on July 9th. For details about the event log on to http://littlemisscapitalcity.com or visit www.girlsselfesteemprogram.com
Tune in to LiveWire on Wednesday, June 22nd at 5pm on Access Sacramento channel 17 or log on to the simulcast at www.AccessSacramento.org click ‘watch 17’.
Sacramento|Yolo Mutual Housing Association residents tell their personal stories, illustrating how mutual housing’s below-market rent and unique resident programs help working families thrive, form the bonds of community, and find financial stability. The organization build and operates permanent rental housing, serving nearly 2,600 residents — half of whom are children. Contact information: www.mutualhousing.com. 916.453.8400. (Video recorded and produced by Access Sacramento).
A recent study by the PEW Internet and American Life Project reveals that African Americans and Latinos are more likely to be found on Twitter than whites. In fact, the gap between African Americans and whites who use Twitter grew by eight percent within six months, revealing that 25% of African Americans and 9% of whites use Twitter.
Researchers from the Business Insider Website claim that these statistics are caused by several of the following factors:
-Twitter can easily be accessed by mobile devices, which African Americans and Latinos are more likely to use for Internet access.
-There are more African American celebrities on Twitter than white celebrities, causing Twitter to become more popular among African Americans.
-Black people make up a higher percentage of the population within the age group that use Twitter the most.
According an article on The Grio Website, Twitter offers African Americans the opportunity to get black perspectives on the world, 140 characters at a time, “making more out of less.”
U.S. District 3 Representative Dan Lungren (R), visited Access Sacramento Friday June 10 as part of the Sacramento Bee “Tom Sawyer Project”. During the summer months, the Sacramento Bee is inviting local dignitaries and elected leaders to each read one chapter from the great American novel, Tom Sawyer.
The recordings will publicize the importance of reading for children and families and introduce the wonders of boyhood on the Mississippi from one of our country’s foremost authors and local legend, Mark Twain.
Once the project is completed, Access Sacramento and the Bee will post the recorded content online to share with others. As the project develops we will keep you informed of the progress and the special guests using the “green studio” for the video and audio recordings. Thanks go to Liz Harrison and Dev Singh for engineering the project and Pam Dinsmore and Tom Negrete for their leadership at the Bee.
“Access Sacramento Open House Performances Part 1”
This LiveWire features some of the great performances by some local favorites. This 2 part show includes performances such as American Indian drumming by Windwalker, singer and guitarist Carey Farley, and Sacramento Sweetheart , Autumn Sky. It also includes some creative and colorful dances by the dance troupe Obsidian Butterfly. The event was the launch of our the Access Sacramento website www.AccessLocal.TV and the crew that made the show possible was made of some of our wonderful volunteers like Marge McCreary, Tony Frontino, Naheed Kabbani, and Roger Zabke.
Stay tuned to Listen UP! Sacramento on Tuesday, June 21st at 11pm to see part 1 of this great event.
Thank you to all who made it possible. Happy 25th Anniversary to Access Sacramento!
“French Film Festival & Sacramento Swingtime”
This weeks LiveWire features two great events. The Sacramento French Film Festival and the 3rd Annual Sacramento Swingtime. Cecile from SFFF will be on the show to share information about some of the wonderful films that will be shown at the festival this year. Some of the films featured this year are Le Sentiment de la Chair, Copa Cabana, De Vrais Mensonges, and Tournee. There are English subtitles for those if us who appreciate French films, but aren’t quite fluent in the French language. The event happens June 17th through June 26th at The Crest Theatre. For more information about the Sacramento French Film Festival festival log on to www.SacramentoFrenchFilmFestival.org
Also. Shonda from Fun Monkey will be on the show to talk about the 3rd Annual Sacramento Swingtime which is happening on June 25th in Sacramento. The event features legendary Deke Dickerson, The Hillbilly Hellcats, and dances by the alluring , yet spicy La Cholita. The event also includes a vintage style pin-up pageant, vintage cars, and swing-dancing, of course! For details about the event you can visit www.Facebook.com/Sacramento.Swingtime
Tune in to LiveWire on Wednesday, June 15th at 5pm on Access Sacramento channel 17 or log to to www.AccessSacramento.org and click ‘watch 17’ for the simulcast.
Recently the world has seen many tragedies costing lives. On March 11, 2011, the country of Japan faced many horrific tragedies; an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis. These crises caused Japan to deal with so many issues, eventually putting Japan in economical and medical stress. Japan may have been affected the most, but the crises have also impacted the whole world.
Economically, business owners are in devastation due to the catastrophe that had happen in the past week. Schools, hospitals, homes and businesses have been wiped out by the tsunami. They will have to start from scratch and rebuild everything from nothing again. In doing so, business owners will lose millions building up their companies and enterprises. This does not go out to just business owners but the people of Japan because it will cost more money to clean up.
Medically, Japan has to provide healthcare to all those who survive the crisis than ever in the history of Japan. Doctors will need money to buy medication and equipment to serve the people which will further add to the economic debt. Another problem is there isn’t enough doctors and nurses to go around to help those in need. The radiation destruction from the earthquake has caused many kinds of health issues causing severe fatigue to headache, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea and fever and possibly leading to death.
With all the crises that happen to Japan, the rest of the world is trying to do all they can to help Japan. In doing so, the world is donating money and sending doctors and nurses to help them. Major companies, like Apple Inc., Red Cross, and Raley’s are setting up funds and drives to help Japan. Even celebrities are pitching in to help. Lady Gaga has set up a wristband fundraiser to help the relief of Japan. The crises of Japan influenced the whole world to see that these Natural disasters are becoming more and more frequent and destructive and we should take precaution.