Nonprofit organizations

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The Rotary Club of Menlo Park hosted the annual Scholastic Achievement Awards Ceremony for local high school students on May 18 at the Menlo-Atherton High School Performing Arts Center (PAC).

Each year four local high schools are provided with up to 30 achievement awards to be given out to their students. Each school has the flexibility to identify the awards based on their unique programs and classes. Awards can be for academics, music, sports, cultural arts, etc.

The four high schools participating include Menlo-Atherton High School, Sacred Heart Preparatory, Menlo School and Eastside College Preparatory. Students are presented their awards on stage by the respective principals or school administrators in front of family and friends.

Included in the ceremony are the awarding of the Rotary Club of Menlo Park Foundation college scholarships. $135,000 was awarded to deserving high school seniors this year. These need-based scholarships aim to alleviate the financial burden of students who have proven themselves with high academic achievements.

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Junior League marks 50th Anniversary with $100,000 grant to The Tech Museum

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The Junior League of Palo Alto•Mid Peninsula (JLPA•MP) is partnering with The Tech Museum of Innovation to encourage girls in technology, part of a new community focus area for the League. The Tech Museum, founded by JLPA•MP in 1976, will benefit from a $100,000 grant in celebration of the League’s 50th anniversary, as well as […]

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Spotted: Atherton resident Marty Arscott receiving GAIA’s Global Citizen Award

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In honor of its 15th anniversary, the Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance (GAIA) launched  the Global Citizen Award to recognize those who have committed themselves to creating an AIDS-free generation. Atherton resident Marty Arscott, GAIA Trustee and Chair, along with the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, were the first to receive the award, presented earlier this month. In her […]

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Rotary Club of Menlo Park awards grants totally $25,000 to local non-profits

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The Rotary Club of Menlo Park presented grant checks totaling $25,000 to local non-profit organizations at the Rotary luncheon on May 6, 2015. In January, the Rotary Club of Menlo Park announced the availability of funds to be granted to local non-profit groups that identify a compelling public need in Menlo Park or a surrounding […]

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Menlo Park Kiwanis awards scholarships to five Menlo-Atherton High School students

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Three of five Menlo Atherton High School seniors received scholarships at the Kiwanis Club’s annual scholarship luncheon, Tuesday, May 12, at Allied Arts Guild. The other two seniors missed the luncheon because of tests and will receive their awards at next week’s luncheon. This year’s MA scholarship awards totaled $23,500. “Scholarship awards are based on […]

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Menlo Park-based non-profit JobTrain celebrates its 50th year

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The Menlo Park-based non-profit, JobTrain, celebrated its 50th year on Friday, May 8, 2015, gathering with hundreds of friends and supporters, JobTrain partners, Bay Area employers, students, volunteers, and community leaders on the field at Levi’s Stadium. The organization announced the creation of Let’s Move the Needle campaign which is designed to engage Silicon Valley and the entire […]

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Diane Bailey, Executive Director of Menlo Spark, talks about the new non-profit’s mission

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There’s a new non-profit in town, Menlo Spark, with an ambitious goal — to make the City of Menlo Park climate neutral (zero carbon) by 2025. “The city already has a climate action plan that calls for a 27% reduction in greenhouse gasses by 2020. This is a good foundation to start with, but we will […]

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Menlo Park couple spurs relief efforts following earthquake in Nepal

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Editor’s note: We’ve featured the work of Menlo Park residents Haydi and David Sowerine a number of times on InMenlo, first outlining how they started their Nepalese-based non-profit, Village Tech Solutions followed by an update about their work in the area of village Internet-availability in 2012. Given their long association with the country, we asked them how […]

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Young Men’s Service League salutes graduating seniors at banquet

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The Redwood Chapter of Young Men’s Service League, which includes many Menlo Park and Atherton moms and sons, honored their first graduating class at a banquet on May 3 at the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center in Menlo Park. Founded in 2012, with only a Freshman and Sophomore class, the Redwood chapter now has a full […]

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Peninsula Volunteers Rosener House hosts open house on May 9

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Peninsula Volunteers Rosener House Adult Day Services will host an Open House on Saturday, May 9, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at 500 Arbor Road, Menlo Park. Rosener House offers therapeutic activities for adults with challenges, including Alzheimer’s, mild cognitive impairment, dementia, Parkinson’s or post-stroke, and support for families. This is an opportunity for […]

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Dozens of Menlo Park-based non-profits are participating in Silicon Valley Gives 2015

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Following a successful first-ever regional day of giving that benefited more than 600 nonprofit organizations last spring, Silicon Valley Community Foundation will again host Silicon Valley Gives on May 5, 2015. During the inaugural Silicon Valley Gives event held last year, nearly 15,000 individual donors contributed just over $8 million to charities based in three […]

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