Nonprofits

Walkers head out from the Veterans Memorial Building in downtown Hollister during the 2019 Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event on April 13. Photos by Carmel de Bertaut.

San Benito County walks a mile in her shoes

Men wearing red stilettos say no to sexual assault and domestic violence.

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Fairview Corners, the future site of a Gavilan College campus in San Benito County. Gavilan purchased an 80-acre plot of land near Ridgemark at Airline Highway and Fairview Road for $8 million in partnership with Morgan Hill-based developer Dividend Homes in June 2007. The first phase of construction is expected to begin in 2020. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Six appointed to Measure X Citizens Oversight Committee

Student representative seat still open; first meeting expected in late June or early July.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Good Friday

In this column, Matt Kirkland writes about Good Friday and offers an invitation to a community-wide service.

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Keynote speaker Corinne Warnshuis, executive director of national nonprofit Girl Develop It. Photo provided by Community Foundation for San Benito County.

Women’s Fund hosts upcoming STEM event

April 23 event to highlight STEM education for women. Keynote speaker is Corinne Warnshuis of national nonprofit Girl Develop It.

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Students in a JMM Dance Co. class. Photo provided by JMM Dance Co.

JMM Dance Co. to offer inclusive and bilingual summer camps

Nonprofit dance group seeks high school volunteers and additional funding, including a camp t-shirt sponsor.

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The San Benito Oriana Chorale practicing for two upcoming Bach to Rock concerts in May. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Local singers raise voices for upcoming performances

San Benito Oriana Chorale readying for two Bach to Rock concerts in May.

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Central Coast YMCA summer day camp 2018 participants during an outing to the beach. Photo courtesy of Crystal Canchola and the YMCA of San Benito County.

Central Coast YMCA gearing up for summer camp

Programming works to keep kids moving, exploring and learning all summer long.

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Institute for Innovation and Economic Development Executive Director Brad Barbeau, Michelle Doty and Denise Mellor of That Garlic Stuff (2018 winners of Main Street division), and judge Doug Yount at the 2018 Startup Challenge Monterey Bay. Photo courtesy of Startup Challenge Monterey Bay.

Five San Benito County businesses compete in Startup Challenge Monterey Bay

Qualifying round set for April 6; finalists move on to May 10 main event.

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Artist and San Benito Arts Council Board President Louise Ray and Supervisor Jim Gillio at the kickoff party for the 2019 Open Studio Art Tour on March 22, hosted by the San Benito Arts Council. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

San Benito Arts Council presents Open Studio Art Tour in April

Forty-eight artists to display works in Aromas, Hollister and San Juan Bautista.

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Local fire groups to hold town hall on wildfire preparation

April 4 session covers prevention and response in hazard zones of San Benito County.

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Care package donations for active military troops. Photo provided by Gayla Jurevich.

Local teen and VFW collaborate for troop care packages

Christopher Jurevich collects items to support active military troops as part of his 4-H Emerald Star project.

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Central Coast Red Cross to honor key feeding partner at annual farm to table dinner

World Central Kitchen's disaster-response support will be celebrated as part of an important fundraising event on June 2 at Carmel Valley Ranch.

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The CASA office transforms into "Santa's Workshop" during the holidays. File photo.

12 Days of Giving seeks additional partners

Growth and success of annual fundraising event offers the opportunity to invite other San Benito County nonprofits to participate.

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El Teatro Family Day. Photo provided by San Benito Arts Council.

San Benito Arts Council announces 2019 grant awards

Over $6,000 distributed to local artists and cultural organizations through mini-grant program.

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Success! The big payoff is a nice rest and taking in the view of San Juan Valley.  Photo by Karminder Brown

Despite clouds, big showing for 2nd Annual Moonlight Walk

A steady stream of young families, couples, small groups of friends and pet lovers attended the event.

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Francesca Giannotta (left) said she felt inspired to use the San Benito County Free Library after attending the March 17 Tea and Treasures Brunch. Giannotta is shown with Melinda Casillas. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Friends of the Library hosts annual fundraiser brunch

Event also raises public awareness of programs and services.

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Students using teamwork to plant a sage plant. Photo courtesy of Karminder Brown/SBWLG.

Grant helps San Benito students connect to land

Over 100 local fourth graders traveled to the hills above Tres Pinos Creek to work on restoration projects.

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Friends and neighbors gather at Tres Pinos Church Hall on March 9 to try their hand at Pedro, a local card game. Photo by Blaire Strohn.

San Benito Cattlewomen hold annual pedro party

Card players fill Tres Pinos Church Hall.

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Ed DeGroot with Saint Francis Retreat told the group that his team is working on succession planning. Photo by Leslie David.

Executive directors share challenges and solutions at roundtable

Nonprofit leaders meet with the Community Foundation several times a year to discuss projects, issues, and catch up on each other’s work.

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Elias Barocio Jr. and his wife Araceli Barocio. Photo provided.

Hollister nonprofit leader chosen for national fellowship program

Elias Barocio Jr. currently serves as Migrant Housing Manager at the County of San Benito-Hollister Migrant Center.

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