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Community Organizations - PSA Submission Guidelines

Hi, I'm Nikki Thomas, News and Public Affairs Director at 102.9 The New KBLX. We are proud to be your connection to everything that’s happening in the Bay Area community! Stay informed and involved with KBLX’s community programming: Community Connection, PSA’s, and Bayview. If your nonprofit has an event or volunteer opportunity you’d like to share with the KBLX Community, click here to submit.

Please follow the guidelines below if you would like to submit your Public Service Announcement for consideration or if you would like to submit your nonprofit organization for a guest slot on Bayview.

Here’s What’s Going On In The Community

Meet Lenora Williams The Non Profit Guru

You can hear her 4 times a day every Saturday between 10am-3pm. Click here to find out more. You can reach Lenora by email at williamsLL@aol.com

Pathways Charter School
Pathways Charter School offers independent study and home-based education for grades K through 12. They serve students in Sonoma, Marin, Solano, Napa, and Lake counties, and, they offer weekly site-based classes and independent learning support from credentialed teachers and specialists. Find Pathway Charter on Facebook or the web at http://www.pathwayscharter.org/, or contact their main office at area code 707-585-6510 to enroll for next semester.  

Jeans for Giraffes

Do you have a pair of jeans that just seems to be collecting dust? Why not donate them to Jeans for Giraffes? For the whole month of June, San Jose's own Happy Hollow Park and Zoo will be collecting all kinds of denim to raise money to support giraffe research and to protect giraffe populations in Africa. Drop off your pair at the Guest Services, Administrative Services Building or whenever you're free! For more information, visit hhpz.org or call 408-794-6404

Port of Oakland FREE Harbor Tours

Ever wonder what goes on under those big cranes at the Port of Oakland?  Here’s your chance to find out.  The Port is offering free monthly harbor tours on select Fridays through October.   Take a 90-minute cruise aboard the USS Potomac.  Learn all about big ships.  Find out what’s inside those containers you see every day.  To sign up, go to www.portofoakland.com  It’s FREE!

SF General Hospital Needs Your Help

When an emergency strikes in the city, San Francisco General Hospital answers the call. The General’s new Acute Care and Trauma Center is opening this December. But funds are still needed to supply the new center with the most advanced life-saving equipment available. Help The General deliver the best care to those who need it most. Answer the call at HeartOfOurCity.org

Veterans Matter 

Veterans Matter is a non-profit organization committed to assisting veterans and children to keep them out of the streets. Not only do they help with providing permanent housing, but they also use their efforts to provide services for healthcare and overall support to get the family's lives back on track. For more information click here.

The Second Start Program

Do you know an adult who wants to improve at reading and writing? The Second Start Program at Oakland Public Library helps English-speaking adults build basic literacy skills through one-on-one tutoring and small classes. It’s FREE and confidential.Get a Second Start today.
Call 510-238-3432 or click here for more information.
4th of July Fireworks Spectacular
Saturday, July 4th
The 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular promises to live up to its name with non-stop, razzle-dazzle fireworks set to music performed by the Oakland East Bay Symphony and we will have a Salute to Hometown Heroes Video before fireworks! Show starts at approximately 9:30pm, with best viewing at the Grandstand area inside the Alameda County Fairgrounds (4501 Pleasanton Ave in Pleasanton).

Prophetic Conference Presents "The Year of Training"
July 8th - 10th

Bishop Anthony L. Willis is hosting his well-attended Prophetic Conference, July 8th-10th, 2015 at the Oakland Airport Hilton (1 Hegenberger Road in Oakland). This annual gathering of faith-based believers provides church leadership and members with tools to enhance their ministries. Prophetic Conference properly themed; “The Year of Training”, will offer day and evening sessions with noted speakers in the faith from various denominations around the world. For conference registration, visit www.pureministriesfellowship.org.
East Oakland Youth Development Center's (EOYDC) 11th Annual 'Something for Everyone' Scholarship Fundraiser 
Sunday, July 19th
The East Oakland Youth Development Center (EYODC) is hosting their 11th Annual 'Something for Everyone' Schoarliship Fundraiser at the Coliseum Lexus of Oakland (7273 Oakport St in Oakland) on Sunday, July 18th from 3pm-6pm. Enjoy an afternoon full of food, art, win and music. All proceeds of the benefits the Pathway to College program. For more information or to buy tickets, head over to http://eoydc.org/somethingforeveryone/

Saturday, July 25th

Registrationfor Oakland high school girls that want to go to college deadline is June 15th. Register or call for The 2nd Annual Empowerment Scholarship PROGRAM & SHOWCASE, for girls 16 – 18 years old to compete for a $3,000.00 scholarship, cash prizes, family vacation, and gifts.  THE DEADLINE IS JUNE 15th. The pageant will be held Saturday July 25th from Noon-3PM at the Historic Sweets Ballroom/OAKLAND SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS AT 1933 Broadway in Oakland.
The winner will be invited to enroll in a two year program at Laney, Merritt, Alameda or Berkeley City College with a $3,000.00 stipend. The event’s MC’S are Oakland’s own Celebrity Chef Nikki Shaw and NBA Coach Brian Shaw. The pageant is sponsored in part by Southwest Airlines, and Torrey Pines Bank.For applications and details please click here. For more information Email:  oaklandteenpageant@gmail.comor call Paula Welsh at 510-326-8668    

Community NETwork Bay Chapter & First Tee of the East Bay's Fundraising Golf Tournament
Monday, July 27th
The Community Network African American Telecommunications Professionals-Bay Area Chapter is partnering with the First Tee of East Bay for their first fundraising Golf tournament endeavor. Their organization is one of the oldest employee groups in the country. Help them raise funds for our scholarship and after school programs! This all takes place at the Sequoyah Country Club (4550 Heafey Road) at 9:30am. For more information and registration forms, head over to their website
Raley's, Bel Air and Nob Hill Markets' Summer Donation Drive
NOW- July 31st
Help provide fresh fruits and veggies to a food bank in your community! NOW through July 31st, all Raley’s, Bel Air and Nob Hill Markets will hold a summer donation drive. Donate $1 to Food For Families and Raley’s will match it, up to $25,000!  All donations stay local! For more information, go to www.foodforfamilies.org
Transition Aged Youth (TAY) Youth Summit
August 20th - 21st 
Peers Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Services (PEERS) is a non-profit organization who aim to overcome adversity and defy the status quo. They offer new solutions for wellness and lead by example that mental health recovery is possible. PEERS is presenting their first annual youth and youth adult focused summit, "Let's Talk Transitions: Sharing Resources to Revolutionize Mental Health for Young and Young Adults" at Cal State East Bay on August 20th and 21st. They will identify cross-system solutions to improve the mental health of youth and young adults by breaking the mold of the silo structures of systems. To take part in this summit, head over to http://www.peersnet.org/lets-talk-transitions to register. 
Young Investors Wall Street Summer Camp
NOW - August 28th
Future Investor Club of America presents the Young Investors Wall Street Summer camp program for kids and teens at City College of San Francisco (Ocean Campus - 50 Phelan Avenue in San Francisco). This is the 18th Annual program designed to increase the business and financial intelligence of students. This program is open to kids between the age of 8-19. For more information, head to their website (http://www.ficacamps.com/) or call 888-320-9990.
The Taylor Family Foundation's 25th Annual Day in the Park
Sunday, August 30th
On Sunday, August 30th at Camp Arroyo (5555 Arroyo Rd in Livermore) join the Taylor Family Foundation in celebrating its 25 years of the annual Day in the Park auction. The Taylor Family Foundation is a non-profit organization aimed to preserve the wellness and enhance the quailty of life for children in Northern California living with life-threatening and chronic illnesses, developmental disabilities and youth at-risk through unique therapeutic experiences and support. Proceeds will help support this goal. For more information or to purchase your tickets, www.ttff.org or call (925) 455-5118.  
Shoes for School Campaign
NOW- August 1st
Help provide shoes and other items to 1,000 low-income students during the school year. The Lend a Hand Foundation is ensuring students get to stay in school. Your contribution will eliminate some of the barriers that are keeping students from succeeding. Donations can be sent to the Lend a Hand Foundation --- 7730 Pardee Drive in Oakland or for monetary donations, check out lendahandfoundation.org.
Paralyzed Veterans of America (Bay Area & Western Chapter) - 5th Annual Golf Tournament
Friday, September 11th
Paralyzed Veterans of America (Bay Area & Western Chapter) is a non-profit veterans organization serving veterans with spinal cord dysfunction in Northern California and the Pacific Islands. On Friday, September 11th, the organization will hold its 5th Annual Golf Tournament at TPC Harding Park (99 Harding Road in San Francisco). Proceeds will help support wheelchair atheletes in adaptive sports program and research to help find a cure for paralysis. To find out more information or to sign up, head to their Eventbrite page

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