Volunteer

The Argonaut wrote an article on Upward Bound House Board member Booker Pearson.
The City of Santa Monica conducted its 2014 homeless count on the evening of January 29. Results were announced in February.
Shana, a youth librarian, regularly volunteers her time with our Kids Night program. Below she shares some of her experiences with Upward Bound House.
Alternative Apparel interviews Upward Bound House's Volunteer Coordinator Rebecca Zada about her role in helping homeless families.
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Big Sunday!

Take me out to the ball game...

320 members of the Ernst & Young family - ranging in age from 6 to 60+ - participated in Big Sunday, a multi-city community service event that draws more than 50,000 people annually.  One of the projects that Ernst & Young participated in was with Upward Bound House. On May 14, 2011, 45 Ernst & Young team members took 55 clients on a field trip to Dodger Stadium for a game and dinner! Fun was had by all and together they made a difference!  Thank you Ernst & Young!    
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A Barrel of Gifts!

Generous Birthday Gift Bags Donated by Temple Akiba in Culver City!

In association with Mitzvah Day - a nationwide event where Jewish organizationsorganize community projects to help better the lives of those in need - Temple Akiba inCulver City rallied in support of the families at Upward Bound House. The effort wasled by Sharlene London who came up with the fantastic idea to create birthday gift bagsfor children at Upward Bound House. Each gift bag has all the items for a proper party: hats, birthday cake mix, frosting, sprinkles, plates, napkins, cups, gift wrap,birthday card. And of course each gift bag is overflowing with presents: clothes, stuffedanimals, toys, books, art supplies, school
On 4/13, employees from Vons Market in Westchester delivered lots and lots of coats for our residents. Just in time for the last cold spell of the year.... Thank you Vons market in Westchester!
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If You Read A Child A Book...

... They will probably become inspired!

Best selling author and Santa Monica resident Laura Numeroff had twenty-five children spellbound for an hour, reading from her popular books.  What made this event so special is that these children were formerly homeless and residents of Upward Bound House, a non-profit organization that provides housing and services to homeless families with children.Numeroff read from three of her well-known books: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, If You Give a Moose a Muffin and If You Give a Pig a Pancake. After storytime, the children were inspired to write and illustrate their own books.
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The Glamour Project

Glitz & Glam at UBH!

On March 16th, The Glamour Project; which is dedicated to improving the lives of disadvantaged women through kindness, compassion and photography arrived at Upward Bound House with make-up, hats, jewelry and props in hand for an evening full of glitz and glamour! The Glamour Project team provided the women residents with a make-up application, a fashion styling consult, and their own personal photo shoot. The photographer took both before and after pictures which can be seen on the Glamour Project website. Women were encouraged to show off their beauty and many of the women radiated with confidence after the event.
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UBH Kids Go Back to School

CBS Television Distribution

On September 1, the children at Upward Bound House and their families gathered at Family Shelter for a back-to-school celebration. The event was presented by CBS Television Distribution who arrived with two truck loads of donated back packs filled with supplies for the upcoming school year.