Dignity on Wheels is excited to add a third truck to our fleet thanks to a donation from Google. Read More
Project WeHOPE, Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, The City of East Palo Alto and the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office are launching a joint reentry program in East Palo Alto for soon-to-be-released and formerly incarcerated individuals in February of 2018. Read More
Every love story is unique. It can take you places you never expected. This is true in the lives of former Project WeHOPE clients Kim and Miguel.
Kim and Miguel lived in Mexico until a fire burned down their home leaving them homeless and without
resources to rebuild. Read More
“Are you really up to this?”
That was Liliko Ngata, 41, on a recent Saturday afternoon in East Palo Alto. Liliko and I were at Project WeHOPE (a local homeless shelter), doing laundry for residents. She – a resident herself – had been guiding me through the process, but I was laughably incompetent; I assumed she was questioning my ability to fold bedsheets. Read More
Designed to serve homeless men, women and families, Project WeHOPE’s Dignity on Wheels mobile showers, washers and dryers have been called into emergency action for both U.S. National Guard soldiers proving essential support to the communities affected by the wildfires in Sonoma County and people who were already homeless and were displaced by the fire. Read More
One of the giant steps for homeless clients at Project WeHOPE is landing a job. Yet for 27 members of the 2017 graduating classes, it was goal achieved, including many who were hired for positions that they would begin after completing their trainings. “We specifically target job training and certification in high demand sectors including custodial technician, security officer and food handler,” said Alicia Garcia, Associate Director of Project WeHOPE and head of the HOPE Jobs training program.
Dead & Company and Positive Legacy are very proud to announce our three action days along the 2017 Summer Tour. Positive Legacy’s mission is to integrate music and service to benefit people and the environment! That’s exactly the impact we will be creating in East Palo Alto, for the Bay Area event. All volunteers will receive lunch, limited edition Positive Legacy/Dead & Company hat, one FREE download of any show in the extensive Nugs.net catalog, live music courtesy of local musicians and the feeling of satisfaction from giving back to the local community. Your donation goes towards any supplies and materials needed to help perform the days of service. Read More
California has a 2017 population of 39.5 million, with more people coming to the state than the migration of those leaving. The housing bubble of 2008, and the ensuing crash that followed with combination of the stiff bay area housing regulations created the housing crisis that it is. Which is a combination of unaffordability and unit shortage in mostly high populated areas. According to the State Housing and Community Development Department, California needed 180,000 new homes each year over the past decade Read More