July 25, 2018

Constant noise and loud activity are a regular part of my Care Fresno experience.  My thin apartment walls allow conversations from the surrounding apartments to wander into mine, along with noise from traffic and passerbyers outside.  From my apartment, I often hear h...

May 17, 2018

On April 28, each of our 7 sites was able to invite 4 kids to the Fresno Chaffee Zoo for an incentive field trip.  The 4 boys I brought were fascinated by the reptile house we visited first.  They moved from display to display, pressing their noses against the glass....

March 19, 2018

When I joined Care Fresno, I was optimistic about my ability to change lives through a one-year Mission Care term.  While I have been able to invest in the lives of many of the kids in my after school program, I have also grown in my awareness of what it means to inves...

December 19, 2017

On December 8th, we had our annual Christmas field trip! Each Care Fresno site was able to bring 5 kids for a time of games at the park followed by a walk through Candy Cane Lane to look at Christmas lights.  We had a lot of fun together and as those from my site walke...

November 9, 2017

Emojis are trending, whether in a text, social media platform, or as the focus of an entire movie.  At Care Fresno this year, we have incorporated emojis as a tool to help us develop emotional health, build relationships, and address behavioral concerns with our kids....

October 23, 2017

October 6 was the 3rd Annual Care Fresno Fall Ball, with the theme of “Masquerade.”  The theme was intentionally an extension of Care Camp’s “Mask Off” theme as our team continues to delve into uncovering what is beneath the masks that make up our neighborhoods and are...

August 21, 2017

This year’s Care Camp ran from July 30 through August 3.  Most of the kids who come to camp are part of our after school programs and summer programs, but coming into camp, I was prepared for the possibility that I wouldn’t know all of the kids in my cabin, that there...

July 13, 2017

Summer is a time when kids take full advantage of a different pace to their days without school.  At Care Fresno, we take a 5-week break between after school program and summer program to rest and regroup, and then we run 5 weeks of summer program before heading to cam...

June 19, 2017

The first weekend of June our Mission Care team headed to Santa Cruz for our summer retreat.  We did some training, debriefed the academic year a little bit, and prepared for summer camp.  But mostly, we played together.  We played cards and hide-and-seek, we walked th...

April 12, 2017

Throughout my time with Care Fresno, I have had to learn to become open to being interrupted, to hold my schedule and plans with open hands in order to be available to serve my community.  While being available and interruptible is something I am still working on, God...

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