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Our Visit to Girls Day at the Tech: Everybody Makes!

My 2 word description: Chummy Entertainer
I learn about Teenforce’s programs while wearing the Body Metrics gear. It felt very borg-like… in a good way!

This past Saturday, the Tech Museum of Innovation and Design held the first of its Girls Day at the Tech events for 2016, with the theme "Everybody Makes!” These events are designed to help expose all children—but specifically girls—to opportunities and role models in STEM fields.

There were over 20 groups who set up event-specific booths, including the Junior League of Palo Alto ...

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GiveWell: Real Change For Your Dollar

AFFF carefully researches all the organizations that we support. Shouldn’t we all know where our donations are going? GiveWell says, “Absolutely!”

GiveWell works tirelessly to find the most effective charities for your dollar. By looking at more than just administrative and fundraising percentages, GiveWell can calculate the most good per dollar donated. They compare the results of the work with groups working towards similar goals. This is an innovative outlook. In the world of non-profits, the way you do something is often just, if ...

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A Visit to Marine Science Institute

Looking out the dock into the Bay.

The Abe Farag Family Foundation recently supported the Marine Science Institute in Redwood City. I had the opportunity to pay a visit to the Institute on December 23rd.

Arriving earlier than expected, I was greeted by Jodi Stewart, their programs coordinator. She’s also a long time instructor, so she gave me a tour. She began with an overview of MSI’s shore side programs aimed at all ages (pre K and up).

Jodi described one activity where ...

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