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Cherry's Performance at HHCKLA in 2017

Posted by Caitlin on August 14, 2017 at 12:55 PM Comments comments (0)

When I was invited by my sponsor from the Lin Yaoji Music Foundation, Mrs. Jessica Hong, to perform at the graduation ceremony held at the HHCKLA Buddhist Chan Shi Wan Primary School in Hong Kong (香港香海正覺蓮社佛教陳世宏學校;), I was excited, but at the same time also felt a bit unease. I was excited because I could take part in celebrating such an important event in these children’s young lives...

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STEM for Kids' Club

Posted by Ealan Jiang on March 7, 2016 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Over the last two weeks, our group mainly talked about the Zika virus, which is a tropical disease. We first started with the general question, "Is there anyone who knows anything about Zika?". To my surprise, children from both classes did know a few details about Zika. One child named Angel said, "It is a dangerous virus spread by mosquitoes. And pregnant women would be affected significantly". What Angel said is actually very true. Zika virus is introduced to people through mosquito bites....

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STEM for Children in Canal District

Posted by Ealan Jiang on February 1, 2016 at 1:25 AM Comments comments (0)

 

The last two weeks we talked mainly about an infectious disease, Ebola, to a class of 5th graders and another class of third and fourth graders. We first started with the most common disease, flu, asking them what flu is and how could we prevent flu in our daily lives. Later, we asked them "what is Ebola?" To my surprise, most of the fourth and fifth graders knew the basics about Ebola. Then we taught them that Ebola does not spread like colds or the flu because it does not float...

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New Club Logo

Posted by Aurora Schünemann on January 25, 2016 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Children in Need members have voted on a new logo! Check it out

CiN's 2015 President, Sylan Yuan, Winner of the Youth Volunteer of the Year Award

Posted by Caitlin on January 11, 2016 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)

CVNL’s annual Heart of Marin Awards honor outstanding Marin nonprofits and the committed individuals who serve them. It is the largest event of its kind — where more 800 people come together to show their appreciation for nominees and award-winners. One of the eight nomination categories is Youth Volunteer of the Year. Up to five exceptional youth are recognized and awarded $1,000 each for their work serving a Marin nonprofit, education or faith-based organization. Our club presid...

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2015-16 Kickoff meeting

Posted by Aurora Schünemann on September 11, 2015 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

This past Tuesday, September 1, 2015, Children in Need had our first club meeting for the fall of 2015! We were happy to see some new faces in attendance. At the meeting we outlined our plans for this year including our quickly approaching trip to Stanford University with students from the Canal District. We also discussed our ongoing endeavors in the Canal including tutoring in English, Math, and Science for middle school students after school on Tuesdays as well as our involvement in the Ki...

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Annual Benefit Concert 2015

Posted by Aurora Schünemann on September 11, 2015 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

On May 19, 2015 Children in Need Club had our annual concert. It was held on a Tuesday evening and we were thrilled to see a fairly large turnout, almost 50 people. The goal of the concert was to raise money for our upcoming Stanford Trip. A very talented graduate of San Domenico and former president of the club, Chener Yuan, returned as the star of our concert. She played multiple pieces including a Mozart sonata as well as works by Elgar, Bach, and Li. We featured a quartet playing Mozart c...

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2015 Club Meeting

Posted by Aurora Schünemann on March 6, 2015 at 3:10 AM Comments comments (0)

We had a very successful meeting today during lunch. Some new faces were in attendance as well as lots of familiar ones. We started off by introducing the new club officers, Sylan Yuan, president, Aurora Schünemann, Secretary, Linda Li, Music Coordinator, Yilan Jiang, STEM coordinator, Dina Martinez, Outreach coordinator, and Julia Qin, Fundraising coordinator. 


The projects for this year were outlined including our continuing work in the Canal District of San Rafa...

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Friday volunteer 9/12

Posted by Ealan Jiang on October 26, 2014 at 3:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Today was our first volunteering session in San Rafael’s Canal District this semester. When we got there, we played a name game in the gym to get more familiar with one another. To my surprise, when I asked them “Is there anyone who was here last semester and remembers what we made together?” many people raised their hands. Some activities they mentioned were ones even I didn’t remember. During the game, I made a mistake. I called a little boy “Wiky” when a...

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Friday Volunteer May 09th

Posted by Carys Zhao on May 11, 2014 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

On Friday, May 09th, 2014, we went to the Pickleweed Community Center to work with third and fourth graders. It was our second LEGO robot project but it was harder than the first since this one was shaped like a human instead of a mechanical car. We were greatly impressed by the children's enthusiasm and interest in making the robot. Though each group only made a part of the robot, they all build and tested their parts with great carefulness. The coordinators were really helpful in keeping t...

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