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Summer Learning, Volunteering, and Feeding Opportunities

As I write this entry, there are exactly 16.5 hours of school left in the 2014-2015 school year, and I can almost hear the kids (and teachers) cheering!  There have been graduation parties, promotion ceremonies and Play Days.  Construction has started on school buildings in Salina, and busses are being scheduled for maintenance.  Summer camp arrangements have been made, and vacations are being planned.  For some, THIS is the most wonderful time of the year!

Happy National 211 Day!

Most people would consider an emergency a physical or mental ailment that requires immediate attention. What happens if the emergency can't be solved by a trip to the Emergency Room or a call to your doctor? That's where 2-1-1 can come into play. 211 is a service that can be accessed across America at no cost to the person or people asking for help.

What IS Advocacy?

The word advocacy is rooted in the Medieval Latin words advocare and advocatia: meaning summon, or call to one’s aid.  Unfortunately in today’s world, advocacy has taken on a political connotation.  Most definitions today read something like: a political process which aims to influence decisions within political, economic and social systems.  I, however, prefer the more simple definition of: the act of supporting a cause