Poetry is a cultural art form that combines both the beauty of literature and an artistic sense of musicality. Here are a few ways to get involved this National Poetry Month.
Meditation is powerful. If you’re still unsure whether or not the practice is worth trying, check out these top benefits of meditation and consider how they can help improve your life.
When bad things happen, how do we act individually, and how can we come together as a society? How can we be kind in times of darkness?
Whether it’s a few hours or a long commitment, volunteering not only supports those around you but positively influences you as well.
Living a full and altruistic life is about more than just doing your best. It’s about sharing your best with others around you and connecting with them through our inherent need to tell stories.
Did you know you can give back by supporting small businesses? Here are some hows, whys and benefits of supporting small businesses for your altruistic lifestyle.
If you want your child to start on the right path, help them get involved in their community and start volunteering today.
If you’re still not sure what you’re doing over spring break, check out these ideas for how you can have fun and give back.
You can give the most lovely Valentine’s Day gift by giving back to your community. Check out 14 altruistic ways to celebrate this special day.
Don’t let winter get you down. Resist seasonal affective disorder with five tips to stay positive during the coldest season.
Our words are powerful and should be handled with respect. Because they can impact others, choose yours wisely with these helpful tips.
How can we be kind in times of darkness? Today we’re going to talk about just that, and how we can continue to live altruistically when facing heart-wrenching times.
Self-defeating thoughts can come when we least expect them and tear down our self-esteem and break our spirits. Stand up to them and choose joy instead with five ways to overcome self-defeating thoughts.
It’s out with the old and in with the new, and we’re ready to say hello to bright beginnings in 2020.
A mentorship program has more in store than just for the mentee. If you’re not sure whether mentoring is right for you, take a look at these eight ways becoming a mentor can benefit you.
While the gifts in “The Twelve Days of Christmas” may be a little strange by today’s standards, you can still celebrate by giving gifts in your community. Check out this unique spin on 12 ways you can show you care this holiday season.
Making a new, healthy habit that sticks can be pretty difficult. If you want to begin a habit that you can actually stick with, check out these useful tips.
Singing with others has numerous health benefits for your body and mind. Here are a few ways to be healthier and happier with music in your life.
Mixed-breed dogs offer genuine companionship as well as several other benefits that could make them a perfect fit for your family.
With a little out-of-the-box thinking, you can give back in ways that meet the unique needs of your community and are fulfilling to everyone you encounter.
On November 30, support your local businesses and discover hidden gems in your town.
This article shares professional tips on how to talk with children about school shootings and ways to help them cope with such a harrowing tragedy.
Cooking up a homemade meal can be nourishing for the mind, body and soul. Read on to discover how cooking makes people happier and more connected.
November is a wonderful time to recognize your blessings and give thanks for them.
The Ventura County Office of Education (VCOE) is committed to ensuring the safety of our students and school employees in the event of a wildfire. We have created a web page at www.vcoe.org/fire where you can find links to information about current incidents, precautionary power outages and air quality. There are also resources to help students, families and employees cope with the impacts of wildfires as well as important fire-related information for school administrators. During active incidents, we will maintain a comprehensive countywide list of public school closures on the home page of our website at www.vcoe.org.
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If you're looking for ideas to celebrate National Family Literacy Day, look no further. We've come up with a handy list your family will love.
For centuries, people have been preaching the benefits of meditation. Keep reading to learn about some of the best advantages you’ll receive from meditation.
Since the weather is cooling down, you can add a little sunshine and warmth to a stranger with these simple ideas.
Stumped on creative inspiration? We’ve got you covered. Check out our list of Halloween fundraising ideas for your favorite nonprofit.
This month we are focusing on the prevention of bullying and raising awareness about the stigma of foster care. We all can make a difference!
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There are plenty of ways you can support fair-trade producers and organizations. Here's a list to give you some inspiration on how to incorporate the fair-trade movement into your life.
Studies have found that volunteering can positively impact both your body and your mind. We're here to tell you all about the different ways doing good in your community can do some good for yourself.
Most pumpkin patches have more activities to keep you and your family entertained all afternoon. Keep reading for a full list of our favorite pumpkinless patch pastimes.
Showing a little encouragement is an easy way to make someone’s day, and we’ve come up with a few ideas on how you can do so.
Autumn’s beautiful weather and fun holidays make it easy to find volunteering opportunities in your area. We’ve come up with a few ideas to get you started.
Please join us at Ventura County Office of Education - VCOE for a free screening of HBO documentary FOSTER, panel, and dinner on December 4th from 4-7 pm.
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Thinking about expanding your family to add a new furry friend? When you adopt a pet, you’re changing both its life and yours. Here's a list of top reasons you should consider a shelter animal for your next pet.
We're here to tell you all about the benefits reading can bring, besides knowledge and entertainment.
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There are so many ways to celebrate International Friendship Day. You may want to personalize it to your individual friendships, but in case you’re stumped, we have a few ideas.
With just a month left of summer, it’s time to take advantage of all it has to offer. Here are some ways to celebrate sunshine season while it's still here.
If you have something or some time to give, consider doing so today. Here’s a list of easy ways you can give something away today.
Farmers markets have so much more to offer than just the sights and smells. The following is a list of just a few reasons you should visit your local farmers market this summer.
We are so excited to share that our very own Janet Barron, our Training Coordinator AND a CASA volunteer, was featured in this week's VCReporter article: We All Need a Hero! Take a moment to read about all the incredible things she does as a CASA, as well as a few other amazing local heroes.
Thank you to VCReporter for including her in this fantastic article, to Janet, and to all of our extraordinary CASA volunteers for the work and advocacy they do every single day for foster youth in our community.
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