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Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, May 8

May 8. 2010, the largest food drive in the nation will happen, with your help.  Please put non-perishable donations of food in a bag by your mailbox before your mail is delivered.  Your letter carrier will pick it up and get it delivered to the food bank.  This food is urgently needed as donations to… Continue Reading

Second Saturday May 8, 2010

Won’t you join the song? Learn more here. Your Great American DO SOMETHING Second Saturday Singalong is back! Join us May 8th in a grass roots movement — based in song — fostering an ethic of sharing and understanding, and open hearted compassion towards the last and least, right here in our country. Coincidentally, May… Continue Reading

Averting the Crisis

Averting the Crisis: Preserving Federal Programs, Saving Women’s Lives | April 20, 2010 | San Francisco Facing unprecedented budget shortfalls, many states—including California—are considering slashing programs that address family poverty and support domestic violence services. These programs are vitally important to women and their families. Cutting them is NOT the way to solve the budget… Continue Reading

Microfinance USA 2010

Please see for more detailed information. Maria Shriver, First Lady of California, Martin Eakes, Founder of Self-Help, and Premal Shah, President of Kiva Microfinance USA is the place where microfinance practitioners, investors, and enthusiasts meet. Drawing upon the overwhelming success and momentum generated by the 2009 Microfinance, CA conference, Microfinance USA will bring together… Continue Reading

Commodore Callahan Second Saturday Hope Trail

If you would like to learn more about Second Saturday events click here. This month, Commodore Callahan took it on the road.  It was a rainy Saturday in California, and “it was a drive by singing” according to bassist Don Kane, as they drove through the land of tiny towns.  Their path covered over thirty… Continue Reading

The Three P’s: People, Planet, Profit

Keynote Speaker: Suzanne Fallender, Director, CSR Strategy & Communications, Intel Corporation The Center for Socially Responsible Business conference series presents the latest trends in social and environmental responsibility. Business and nonprofit executives, economists, policy makers, scholars, and students can attend this free one-day event and hear noted speakers providing case studies and practical information. April 9,… Continue Reading

Second Saturday March 13, 2010

The second Second Saturdays garnered participation in multiple cities as well… won’t you join the song? Learn more here.

Golden Gate University SALT Conference (Speeth, lunchtime speaker/singer)

Society of American Law Teachers—SALT Conference “Vulnerable Populations and Economic Realities” at Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco… Friday’s lunchtime speaker is Lauren Speeth, founding CEO of The  Elfenworks Foundation and founding member of the band Commodore Callahan. Later sharing the stage with Speeth (Speeth on guitar / vocals), performing Commodore Callahan’s new… Continue Reading

Second Saturday Kickoff

The first Second Saturdays garnered participation in multiple cities across the nation including a concentration of towns in California. Towns represented included: Burlingame, Carmel, Chico, Los Angeles, Moraga, Pleasanton, San Francisco, and Woodside, CA; Atlanta, GA; New York City, NY; New Haven, CT; and Boston, MA. Los Angeles rocker Lanny Cordola joined in the song from… Continue Reading

In Harmony with Hope Awards 2009 – Visionary Solutions for Change

In Harmony with Hope Awards to be presented to Homeboy-Industries founder Gregory Boyle, DC-Central Kitchen founder Robert Egger, and Peter Young Housing Industries & Treatment Founder, Peter Young. On October 15 at 7 pm Pacific Time at the Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View, California, three individuals will be honored for outstanding… Continue Reading

Event: Concert for Hope

This unforgettable event, featured a welcome by Dean Saller, a keynote address by the Center Director – Professor David Grusky, and the presentation of our In Harmony With Hope awards as well as not one but TWO world premieres: “La Povertà” by Stanford composer-professor Giancarlo Aquilanti and performed by the Elfenworks Festival String Ensemble under the baton of maestro Mitchell Sardou Klein of the Peninsula Symphony; and “In Harmony With Hope” written by pianist / composer / arranger / long-time Stanford Jazz Workshop faculty member Tammy Lynne Hall.

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