It is difficult for one to feel like they have agency over their life these days. So much of the pressing news of the day happens outside our sphere of influence and far outside of our control that it is easy for one to feel powerless.
What’s the best way to support the people of Alameda and the East Bay who are struggling during this very stressful time? Helping Alameda Family Services (AFS), the organization that has provided emotional, psychological, and physical health programs for the last 50 years.
During the pandemic, millions of people quit their jobs. During times of reflection, many decided to act on their dissatisfaction with work. Many felt underpaid. Many did not have the benefits they needed. Many did not like the work they were doing. Many felt underemployed.
Spring semester concluded with joyful celebrations of student success at College of Alameda (CoA). On May 27, CoA held innovative virtual and in-person commencement celebrations titled GradFest.
Last month, the nation witnessed back-to-back mass shootings; at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas and the Tops supermarket in Buffalo, NY, causing another surge in awareness around the topic of gun control.