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Foundation Offers New Round of Educational Visions Grants

Awards to be focused on the opportunities and challenges of the return to classrooms. Recognizing that students returning to the classroom after over a year of online instruction will create opportunities and challenges for teachers, the Foundation is offering a new round of Educational Visions grants to support innovation in this area. it is likely…
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The Picerne Family Foundation creates Shelter-in-Place: Face-to-Face program to counter isolation of COVID-19 Crisis.

In response to the social isolation necessitated by the COVID-19 crisis the Picerne Family Foundation has initiated a new program: Shelter-in-Place: Face-to-Face.  Volunteer artists, writers and musicians will provide live, one-on-one face-to-face lessons free of charge through interactive video platforms such as Zoom, Skype and FaceTime.  For more information go to Programs on this website.
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Global Sustainability Project students contribute to climate change research in the Peruvian Amazon.

Eleven San Clemente High School students completed a 13 day Earthwatch research expedition in the Yarapa river basin of the Peruvian Amazon. Students surveyed a variety of species including river dolphins, wading and aquatic birds, macaws, fishing bats, frogs, fish and caimans. The data they collected contributes to cutting edge research by Dr. Richard Bodmer…
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High School Students Publish GSP Research in Scholarly Journal

Global Sustainability Project students from Gahr High School, 2016-17, had their 30 page research findings accepted for publication by the scholarly journal, The International Journal of Innovation & Scholarly Research 2018. The students assisted the California Department of Fish and Wildlife by identifying and monitoring invasive species such as zebra mussels, quagga mussels, mud snails,…
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Gahr High School Global Sustainability Project Students Recognized for Research and Public Education

The Gahr High School Global Sustainability Project students presented their research findings on water quality and invasive species at the Don Knabe Community Regional Park and the Heritage Park to the Cerritos City Council and Mayor George Ray at a City Council meeting on February 9. In addition to the water quality study, students completed…
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Orange Home Grown to establish a Youth Food Literacy Program

The Picerne Family Foundation awarded Orange Home Grown in Orange, California a $23,000 grant to create the “Youth Food Literacy Program”. In addition to financial support the Foundation will provide college scholarships to selected participants as well as executive coaching and board development assistance to Orange Home Grown leaders. This project was funded through the…
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