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There is always something going on at Yours Humanly—something new to report, something new to share, and something new to celebrate.

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01/30/2024

We are pleased to announce that Oral Lee Brown is our 2024 Leading With the Heart Honoree and will be recognized at the Yours Humanly 2024 Gift of Schooling Gala, March 9. We’re honoring Oral Lee for her extraordinary work with the Oral Lee Brown Foundation, the nonprofit she founded in 1987 to provide educational assistance and scholarships to children of low income families in Oakland, California, to encourage them to stay in school and pursue a college education.

 

The Yours Humanly Leading With the Heart Award recognizes individuals and organizations for their vision and leadership on behalf of children and youth. 

 

Please join us on Saturday, March 9, at the Blackhawk Museum, to help us honor Oral Lee Brown for her visionary work toward education equity. Purchase Gala tickets at GiftOfSchoolingGala.com.

01/24/2024

We are pleased to announce that KPIX 5 Anchor and News Reporter Juliette Goodrich will be our emcee at the 2024 Gift of Schooling Gala, to be held on March 9, 2024, at the exquisite Blackhawk Museum, Danville, CA. An Emmy award-winning reporter, Juliette joined KPIX 5 in 1997 and has helmed a variety of anchoring and reporting assignments, covering a wide range of local and national stories. The author of five children’s books, Juliette is involved in many community organizations and nonprofits.

 

We’re thrilled that Juliette will be our emcee at the 2024 Gift of Schooling Gala and are grateful for her support! Purchase your gala tickets today at GiftofSchoolingGala.com.

11/01/2023

Through our Coloring Futures initiative, Yours Humanly funds ESL instruction to our Yours Humanly scholars, who are enrolled in their local schools through our K-12 Scholarship Program and who learn English while furthering their studies in their native languages. Now, double congratulations are in order for our new Yours Humanly graduate! We are thrilled to announce the achievements of this young Yours Humanly scholar who has completed her high school education through our K-12 Scholarship Program, earning her high school diploma! At the same time, she has completed all 12 levels of ESL instruction, funded by Yours Humanly, also earning her ESL program diploma and marking her fluency in the English language!

 

While she was attending Beltei International School in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, through our Scholarship Program, and studying in her native Khmer language, we also enrolled her in ESL classes at Beltei so she could learn English while furthering her general studies. The importance of her efforts and accomplishments are profound: English is the language of international communications, allowing people who speak English to connect and work with others on a global stage. Congratulations to this young scholar, whose K-12 education and enhanced opportunities in life are made possible through the kindness and generosity of Yours Humanly supporters.

10/01/2023

We express our sincere thanks and gratitude to all the Yours Humanly 2023 Break a Sweat for Education® 5K sponsors, participants, volunteers, and attendees. Thank you for making our 9th annual 5K a huge success!

 

We are grateful to Mt. Diablo Education Foundation for their partnership and support. Special thanks to MDUSD Superintendent Dr. Adam Clark for his participation and for speaking at the event, and to Bobby Khullar for once again emceeing with enthusiasm, and to the Northgate High School Madrigal choir and Ygnacio Valley High School Cheer Team for kicking off the event with music and good cheer!

 

Throughout the morning’s activities and the race itself, we captured fantastic images which can be found here. Chip timing was provided by Golden State Race Timing, and you can find 5K race results here.

09/16/2023

The 2023 Yours Humanly Break a Sweat for Education® 5K Run & Walk and free Kids Fun Run will be held on Saturday, September 30, at Heather Farm Park in Walnut Creek, California. Funds raised by this popular family-friendly event support local and global programs of Yours Humanly, a Northern California-based nonprofit that provides children in need around the world access to quality education and equitable resources. Yours Humanly is partnering with Mt. Diablo Education Foundation, with part of the proceeds directly benefiting students and schools in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District.

 

Read the full press release here

08/29/2023

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Adam Clark, Superintendent of Mt. Diablo Unified School District, (MDUSD, Contra Costa County, California), will be the guest speaker at our upcoming Break a Sweat for Education® 5K Run & Walk and Kids Fun Run fundraiser to be held September 30, at Heather Farm Park, Walnut Creek, California. We express our sincere thanks and gratitude to Dr. Clark for his support.

08/22/2023

Thirteen precious Yours Humanly scholars in Hinche, Haiti, have graduated kindergarten and have now started first grade. Through our Yours Humanly K-12 Scholarships program, we are supporting these young scholars’ education by covering the full costs of tuition, uniforms, mid-day meals, books, study materials, school supplies, and all other educational needs from placement through 12th grade graduation. This is an exciting time for our scholars! We’re thrilled to support them and we wish them the very best as they continue their educational journey!

06/28/2023

In March 2023, Yours Humanly received a $213,000 grant from the City of Concord, California, to fund a comprehensive literacy project that will benefit more than 4,000 students across ten Concord elementary schools through the Yours Humanly Literacy Program.

 

Read the full press release here.

03/28/2023

We are deeply grateful to the City of Concord, California, for its generous grant to Yours Humanly in the amount of $213,000. The funds will benefit more than 4,000 students across ten Concord elementary schools through the Yours Humanly Literacy Program.

 

While classrooms are considered homogeneous for grade level, they are heterogeneous for reading ability—that is, within a grade, students are at different points in their reading skills. To promote early literacy and grade level proficiency, Yours Humanly will provide picture books, chapter books, leveled reading books, and bilingual books for students and classrooms in need, and host on campus Family Literacy nights to encourage parent engagement and reading at home.

03/24/2023

Our Yours Humanly 2023 Gift of Schooling Gala® was an amazing night of fun and fundraising! Thank you to those who attended and made the night so special with your presence and participation! For those who could not attend, you were missed, but we do recognize your contributions and support.

 

Deeply grateful to all our sponsors who made this event possible. A special thanks and shout out to Miss California Catherine Liang, who did a fabulous job as our emcee, and to guest speaker John Sasaki, Communications Director, Oakland Unified School District, for sharing his kind thoughts about our partnership with the District on behalf of students in need.

 

Photos of our remarkable evening are available for viewing here and on our Facebook page. Please share these images with family, friends, and colleagues through your social media channels using the hashtag #GiftOfSchoolingGala and tagging @YoursHumanly.