News and notes from our community
Dare to Dream
Monet Bagneris, founder of Monet Cares, an organization that provides resources, training and education to needy families, will be the keynote speaker at the 11th annual African American Women’s Conference Saturday at Pasadena City College.
The theme of this year’s event, which offers workshops from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., is “Dare to Dream.”
As Bagneris, daughter of Pasadena City Attorney Michele Beal Bagneris, provides keynote remarks, closing out the day will be Kelley Williams, whose address is titled “What is Blackness?”
The event is hosted by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Pasadena Alumnae Chapter.
Exhibitors for the conference include the city of Pasadena Public Health Department, UCLA Early Academic Outreach Program, A Dream Inc. Stepping in the Right Direction, Schooling Talent and the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley. Registration is $7 per student. There is no charge for parents participating in the parent-focused workshops. Participants will enjoy a breakfast and lunch
For more information, contact Conference Chair Debra Ward-Samad at (323) 228-3037. Pasadena City College is at 1570 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena.
Registration online at http://yaawc2014.eventrbrite.com/.
Sounds of Success
The nonprofit Academy of Music for the Blind (AMB) will celebrate 10 years with a fundraiser at Cafe Mundial, 514 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday.
The event features a dinner, special performances by the academy’s students, silent and live auctions and door raffles to raise money for the academy. Funds raised provide scholarships for needy students. Seating at Sunday’s event is limited to 100 guests.
The Academy of Music for the Blind offers classes to students, ages 4 to 18, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays at its Monrovia campus. On Saturdays, there are additional classes held from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Junior Blind of America in Los Angeles.
For more information, contact Martha Fessenden at (626) 533-8468 or firstname.lastname@example.org For information about the academy and the 10th anniversary fundraiser, visit: http://ouramb.org/amb2.
Golfers of all skill levels are welcome to join in the fun at the annual Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament at Brookside Golf Club on April 4.
Since the tournament can only accommodate 144 golfers, participants are being asked to register early for the noon event.
The cost is $150 for each player and $600 for foursomes. A cocktail reception afterwards costs $50.
A 2014 car donated by Honda Pasadena is the prize for a hole-in-one. Raffle prizes include iPad minis, a flat screen TV and items donated by chamber members.
For more information, call the chamber at (626) 795-3355 or email email@example.com. Sign-up forms are posted at pasadena-chamber.org.
Time to apply
Attention all nonprofits providing health care and other health-related services: Kaiser Permanente’s Los Angeles Medical Center (LAMC) is now accepting grant applications.
“Our mission calls for us to care for the communities we serve,” the giant health care provider offers in a prepared statement on the opening of the grant application process. “One way of partnering and supporting our local community organizations is through Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles‘s Community Benefit Grant Program,” which is “dedicated to supporting direct services that improve the health and well-being of the communities within Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles’ geographic service area.”
Grant funding for organizations providing direct services to Kaiser’s LAMC are available for nonprofits operating in Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank, Hollywood, downtown Los Angeles, East LA and other parts of Los Angeles.
Online grant applications are being accepted until 2 p.m. Friday, April 4. Applications received past the deadline will not be considered.
To access the 2014 LAMC Local Community Benefit Online Grant Application, visit https://www.GrantRequest.com/SID_946?SA=SNA&FID=35273.
For more information on funding priorities and frequently asked questions, visit: https://southerncalifornia.kaiserpermanente.org/losangeles/community-events/grants/.
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