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Follow this Blog! Center for Service & Community Engagement at Seattle University

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in Events & Announcements | Comments Off

Follow this Blog! Center for Service & Community Engagement at Seattle University

The Center for Service and Community Engagement (CSCE) at Seattle University supports students and organizations that are engaged various types of social justice issues, from education equity, to hunger & homelessness, to sustainability and beyond. CSCE encourages exploration to help students identify where they best fit in the social justice movement, and CSCE is also home to our Shinnyo Fellows! The Fellows are regular contributors to CSCE’s blog and we invite you to follow and learn from them throughout their fellowship...

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3rd Timer Reflections from Our Annual Retreat

Posted by on Sep 11, 2014 in Events & Announcements | Comments Off

3rd Timer Reflections from Our Annual Retreat

The 2014 Annual Retreat took place on Aug 8th – 10th, and we welcomed many new faces and first timers this year! We were also happy to reconnect with guests who have been to our retreat year after year. Amy Meuers, the Marketing and Communications director at the National Youth Leadership Council, attended for her third time and shared her reflections on the NYLC blog. Thanks, Amy, for sharing such a nice write...

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Journey as a Shinnyo Fellow

Posted by on Sep 11, 2014 in Events & Announcements | Comments Off

Journey as a Shinnyo Fellow

Sophia Colombari Figueroa is the 2014-2015 SPIN Shinnyo Fellow from Stanford University. Her fellowship is a year-long, post-undergraduate position at Redwood City 2020 and the John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities. Check out her blog and follow her on her journey throughout the...

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VIDEO: Reflection on a Shinnyo Fellowship

Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 in Events & Announcements | Comments Off

Carlo Pasco, 2013-2014 Shinnyo Fellow from Stanford University, shares lessons learned during his year working at the John W. Gardner Center for Youth and their Communities and Redwood City 2020 in this fun video he scripted and produced! His fellowship was part of a unique partnership between those two organizations, the Foundation and Stanford’s Haas Center for Public Service. For more information, check out the Shinnyo Fellows Program...

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Global Ambassadors’ Summer Media Workshops

Posted by on Aug 15, 2014 in Events & Announcements | Comments Off

Global Ambassadors’ Summer Media Workshops

Two partners of the Foundation, the White Plains Public School District and the White Plains Public Library teamed up for an exciting summer workshop series for middle and high school students. Led by the Global Ambassadors student organization at the White Plains High School, two 2-week digital media workshops were offered at the library’s new teen space, The Edge, this July. Eight teams of students learned about technology, script writing, and storytelling to create nine episodes of React News, in addition to a handful of very...

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Film Viewing of Hawaii Lantern Floating at the University of Washington

Posted by on Apr 29, 2014 in Events & Announcements | Comments Off

Film Viewing of Hawaii Lantern Floating at the University of Washington

With the wish of creating cultural harmony and understanding, Her Holiness Shinso Ito, Head Priest of Shinnyo-en, officiates the annual Lantern Floating Hawaii ceremony on Memorial Day to remember and honor loved ones who have passed. Please join us atthe University of Washington, Seattle campus for a film viewing and informative discussion about the Lantern Floating. Refreshments will be served along with the chance to write your own words of remembrance or prayers which will float with thousands of others on the warm waters of Hawaii this...

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National Service-Learning Conference is Two Months Away!

Posted by on Feb 14, 2014 in Events & Announcements | Comments Off

National Service-Learning Conference is Two Months Away!

25th Annual National Service-Learning Conference®. MONUMENTAL. Washington D.C., April 9-12, 2014. MONUMENTAL, the 25th Annual National Service-Learning Conference, is  the ultimate event for anyone committed to changing the world with youth. Each year, the Foundation partners with the National Youth Leadership Council to highlight the work of our grantees and to share the experience with Shinnyo-en youth. You will to get the latest tools, resources, ideas, and inspiration to return home to improve your practice, your schools, and your...

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Save the Date – IYCOC’s 2014 Youth Forum!

Posted by on Nov 13, 2013 in Events & Announcements | Comments Off

Save the Date – IYCOC’s 2014 Youth Forum!

To celebrate its tenth year of hosting the Interfaith Youth Forum, the Interfaith Youth Council of Orange County (IYCOC) will be holding a “Faith Festival” on Saturday and Sunday, March 22-23, 2014, at Rosary High School in Fullerton, CA. The festival will have two parts: On Saturday, IYCOC will “express faith through art” with an art show and performance showcase all day. On Sunday, they will “express faith through dialogue” in their traditional facilitated dialogue session. Click here for the flyer and be...

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Teen Interfaith Leadership Council Featured in The Valley Catholic

Posted by on Oct 28, 2013 in Events & Announcements | Comments Off

Teen Interfaith Leadership Council Featured in The Valley Catholic

A youth member of the Tenn Interfaith Leadership Council of Santa Clara County wrote about her experience on a Shinnyo-en Foundation sponsored interfaith immersion trip to New Mexico in July, 2013. Read her feature in The Valley Catholic,...

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Choice Group 2nd Annual Fundraiser Gala!

Posted by on Oct 18, 2013 in Events & Announcements | Comments Off

Choice Group 2nd Annual Fundraiser Gala!

Foundation grantee, Choice Group Inc., is holding their 2nd Annual Fundraiser Gala on October 24th in Santa Monica, CA. Performances by Mary Mary and Akelee make it sure to be a fabulous evening! Choice Group Incorporated is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide at-risk and foster youth with a safe and nurturing environment that promotes music and related arts programs as recreational, educational and life-enhancing opportunities. Click here for information on purchasing Gala tickets and how to support Choice...

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