NorCal Fundraising

In recent months, NorCal Student Corps chapters have raised a combined $1500 for three different organizations, each of which has a unique and invaluable effect on the community.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is an organization dedicated to empowering youth to achieve their full potential through one-to-one mentorships. Student Corps has a long-running partnership with this organization, which includes annual donations to its Bay Area branch, and members once again came through with a five-hundred-dollar donation. This donation goes towards furthering BBBSBA’s mentorship programs.

Keep Coyote Creek Beautiful’s mission is evident in its name. Through numerous cleanups every year, the organization removes tons of trash from the Coyote Creek ecosystem. Keep Coyote Creek Beautiful was also a recipient of a five-hundred-dollar donation from Student Corps’ Fremont chapter, which directly contributed to equipment upgrades and other operational and logistical enhancements.

Finally, the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano received five hundred dollars from the Tri-Valley chapter, which was enough to fund one thousand nutritious meals. This donation came during a critical period, as the food bank has seen a 50% increase in demand during the pandemic and has even moved into a new, larger warehouse to upgauge its operations and better fulfill the needs of the community.

Leisure Village Performance: 12-6-2019

On December 6, 2019, various members from different Student Corps Southern California chapters performed at the monthly music event hosted at Leisure Village, a senior retirement center located in Camarillo, CA.

Here was the program:

1. Hallelujah

Performed by Linda Cao & Alan Wu, Violinists

2. Bartok Rondo No.1

Performed by Simon Yao, Piano

3,”Yesterday Once More” by The Carpenters

Performed by Perry Ji, Solo

4,Chamber: Kiss The Rain

piano: Grace Pei

Violin: Linda Cao

Flute : Eileen Zhang

Cello:Nelson Hu

Music edit: Eileen Zhang

Congratulations to all for hosting a wonderful performance in front of 100+ seniors! We hope to see you all again for future volunteering events.

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Leisure Village Performance- 1/3/2020

On January 3rd, various members from different Student Corps Southern California chapters performed at the monthly music event hosted at Leisure Village, a senior retirement center located in Camarillo, CA.

Here was the program:

1. Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel

Performed by Linda & Alan, violinists

2. Sonatina Op.36,No.6- Muzio Clementi

Performed by Winston You, piano

3. Concerto No. 2 In G major-

Performed by Isabella Zhong, violin

4. Suite in A Minor no. II Les Plaisirs by Telemann

Performed by Catherine Cheng, Flute

5. Concerto in A Minor By Vivaldi

Performed by Anna Lu, Violin

6. Can’t turn you loose

Performed by JDance: Cathleen Chen, Lily Zhang, Jasmine Zhang

Congratulations to all for hosting a wonderful performance in front of 100+ seniors! We hope to see you all again for future volunteering events.

Recycling Halfway through 2019!

The California Chapters of Student Corps have been hard at work recycling their bottles! All funds will benefit our annual donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County. Here are some pictures below of the various students of all ages recycling! Thank you everyone for volunteering their time to help further education and support sustainability efforts!

Note: As of August 2019, all rePlanet locations in California have been shut down. Please refer to your local recycling centers to recycle your bottles. You may presort 50 bottles of each type of material, which are plastic, glass, and aluminum, per person present at each recycling center. (1 person: 150 bottles maximum; 2 persons: 300 bottles maximum; etc.) The rest of the bottles will most likely be weighed.

See below for pictures!

Leisure Village Performance 8/2/2019

On August 2nd, 2019, volunteers from Student Corps performed in a music night at the Leisure Village, a senior center located in Camarillo, California. There were four performances from Student Corps that kicked off the night, with multiple art forms, including the Hulusi, tap dancing, sword dancing, and piano playing! There was also a volunteer artist who drew pictures of the various seniors in attendance.

Here’s a list of the performances:

Tap Dance: Hold my Hands; Cathleen Chen (11 years old)

Dance of the Golden Snake; Daisy Li (16 years old)

Sword Dance; Baoxin Zhang

Kapustin Toccatina Op. 40 No. 3; Richard Qiu (18 years old)

And Guest Artist: Andy Peng, Portrait Drawing

 

Thank you to all who volunteered at this wonderful event! There will be more to come, with new faces for our future performers.

Pictures are below.