Matt Morrison. Photo provided by Chamberlain's Youth Services.

Education / Schools

Changes at Chamberlain’s Keith Thompson Non-Public School

Special education teacher Matt Morrison has accepted a new position at a local public school district.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.


San Benito Gives Community Auction goes online

Each participating nonprofit will secure items to offer on their page at the auction website.

Charles River Labs Hollister Plant Manager Robin Schweiger presenting a check to CASA Executive Director Esther Curtice. Photo provided by CASA.


CASA receives donation from Charles River Labs

Company employees have a long history of involvement with CASA; from organizing and hosting lunchtime fundraisers, to collecting and wrapping pajamas, games, and gift cards for youth during the holidays.

Community FoodBank Executive Director Nancy Frusetta Moore. Photo courtesy of Community FoodBank.


Community FoodBank selects new executive director

Nancy Frusetta Moore will begin her role on Aug. 11.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


July 21 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

486 people have tested positive since February, 68 are active patients, 416 have recovered; landfill operating under normal business hours; deadline for county business relief grant program extended to July 27; deadline for nonprofit recovery grants extended to July 31.

Gardening day at Chamberlain's Youth Services. File photo.


Chamberlain’s Youth Services seeking board members

Looking for two individuals with good character, a strong commitment to nonprofit's mission and a willingness to use personal and professional resources to move the organization forward.

Stuff the Bus, put on by United Way of San Benito County. File Photo.


Nonprofits roundtable tells of working through COVID-19

Leaders discuss plans for continuing delivery of services.

Patrick Ellis, CEO of Chamberlain's Youth Services. Photo provided.


Chamberlain’s Youth Services Director steps into new role of Chief Executive Officer

Patrick Ellis to continue leading local nonprofit, Brenda Jimenez becomes Chief Programs Officer.

Photo provided by SNIP Bus.


SNIP uses Community Foundation grant funds to provide spay and neuter services

Clinics held between January to May to reduce animal overpopulation and provide affordable services for pet owners in need.

Nelcy Pulido Cruz (left), her daughter Ruby Pulido(center left), neice Clara Elena (center right) and sister Esperanza Cruz (back right) pick up supplies to decorate their cars to join the census caravan. Photos by Patty Lopez Day.

Government / Politics

Census caravan rolls through westside Hollister

Project encourages participation in the 2020 Census before the reporting deadline on Oct. 31.

Photo provided by Chamberlain's Youth Services.


Extra thanks from Chamberlain’s during extraordinary times

Donations to help with increase in payroll, utilities, personal protective equipment and items for foster youth.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


May 28 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Eighty-five people have tested positive since February, 18 are active, 65 have recovered; State Senator Anna Caballero releases video PSA about importance of COVID-19 testing; library starts curbside pickup in June.

MACE member Al Gutierrez at the 2019 Cinco de Mayo dance gives an emotional speech about Adolfo Berlanga, the late owner of El Nopal Bakery in Hollister. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Education / Schools

Local scholarship organization ends after 50 years

MACE struggles to attract new members.

Volunteers for the Manger nonprofit at the New Harvest Church packaging dinner to give out. “I’ve been volunteering since the beginning. More people have shown up every week from volunteers to those benefiting from our services," said volunteer Janet Lezama. Photo provided by Community Foundation.


Community Foundation grants over $100,000 to local nonprofits

COVID-19 Relief Fund helps provide a collective approach to addressing emergency needs.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


May 27 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Eighty-three people have tested positive since February, 16 are active, 65 have recovered; hair salons and barbershops can now reopen with guidelines; library to start online summer reading program in June.