Union Station Homeless Services Appoints New CEO, John Brauer

first_img Community News Herbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Massage Techniques That Will Make You Return For MoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities People Don’t Love AnymoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff John BrauerUnion Station Homeless Services, for decades a major non-profit homeless services provider in Pasadena, announced the appointment today of John Brauer as the agency’s new Chief Executive Officer, effective November 2016.John Brauer has more than 25 years of non-profit executive experience and holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology. He comes to Union Station from NW Works, a Virginia-based non-profit agency that provides employment, training and support services to adults with disabilities.“I am very excited to be joining such a wonderful organization. Union Station Homeless Services truly makes a difference in the lives of individuals experiencing homelessness, and I’m proud to be the newest member of their team. I can’t wait to roll up my sleeves and jump in!”John’s experience working with youth and adults with disabilities – including people experiencing homelessness – includes day programs, work programs, therapeutic behavior services, social enterprise development, advocacy, government fundraising, and community outreach.Prior to his work in the non-profit sector, John owned and ran two for-profit businesses. He currently serves as adjunct professor for Florida State University where he teaches graduate level courses in Budget & Finance and Personnel Management for the Department of Social Work.John Brauer takes the reigns from Rabbi Marvin Gross, who retired in June 2016 after serving as the leader of Union Station since 1995.Union Station has been providing life-saving services to homeless and highly vulnerable community members since 1973. It is part of a premier group of human services agencies in Los Angeles County that are leading the way to ending homelessness, and it is the San Gabriel Valley’s lead agency assisting homeless and very low-income adults and families.About Union Station Homeless ServicesUnion Station Homeless Services, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is committed to helping homeless men, women and children rebuild their lives. Union Station Homeless Services is part of a premier group of human services agencies in Los Angeles County that are leading the way to ending homelessness in our community. We are the San Gabriel Valley’s largest social service agency assisting homeless and very low-income adults and families. We believe every person deserves a life of dignity and a safe place to call home. With 43 years of experience, we proudly offer a full continuum of street outreach, assessment, shelter, housing and career development services. 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment People Union Station Homeless Services Appoints New CEO, John Brauer 25-Year Non-Profit Veteran Joins Premier Southern California Homeless Service Provider From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, August 22, 2016 | 11:58 am Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribecenter_img Top of the News Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Umphrey’s McGee Releases “Push & Pull” Video From New SiriusXM ‘Jam Files’ Session [Watch]

first_imgUmphrey’s McGee recently stopped by SiriusXM‘s Jam On for a special in-studio performance, which premiered on Monday as part of the satellite radio station’s Jam Files sessions.On the heels of sharing video of “In The Kitchen”, Umphrey’s McGee has shared another video from their Jam Files session with “Push & Pull”. Written by guitarist Brendan Bayliss, the song was released on Umphrey’s 2018 it’s you album, a follow-up to the band’s it’s not us.  Both albums were released last year coinciding with the band’s 20th anniversary. Since debuting the song live at Summer Camp Music Festival last May, the band has only unleashed “Push & Pull” live eight times since.Watch video of Umphrey’s McGee performing “Push & Pull” from their Jam Files episode below:Umphrey’s McGee – “Push & Pull”[Video: SiriusXM]Hosted by Ari Fink during the band’s recent three-night New York City run, Umphrey’s Jam Files episode will continue to air at the following times on Sirius XM’s Jam On (channel 29) throughout the week:Saturday, March 9th, at 9:00 a.m. (EST)Sunday, March 10th, at 3:00 p.m. (EST)Head to Umphrey’s McGee’s website for a full list of their upcoming tour dates and ticketing information.last_img read more

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Grave holds out hope for ‘important’ women’s championships

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Cricket West Indies (CWI) chief executive Johnny Grave says the governing body had gone to great lengths not to also scrap the junior and senior and women domestic championship, in light of the coronavirus outbreak in the region.The board on Tuesday announced it was aborting the two final rounds of the domestic first-class championship while also cancelling the Regional Under-15s Boys Championship and this summer’s West Indies Under-15s tour to England.But it said it would postpone the Women’s Super50 Cup and the inaugural Regional Under-19s Women’s T20 Championship with hope of staging both tournaments later this year.“They are very important tournaments, not just in terms of the preparation but in terms of the preparation for the selection of those respective squads as we look to compete in the World Cups of those events due to take place in the early part of 2021,” Grave said.The ICC Women’s 50-overs World Cup is carded for New Zealand starting in February next year along with the inaugural Under-19 Women’s World Cup scheduled for Bangaldesh.West Indies currently lie seventh in the eight-nation ICC Women’s Championship standard, with the top four gaining automatic qualification to the senior World Cup.Both domestic women’s tournaments were part of a suite of competitions suspended earlier this month for 30 days as CWI moved to restrict movement of players and officials as cases of the coronavirus were reported throughout the region.Grave said that these two women’s tournaments, along with West Indies High-Performance and International preparation training camps, would now not be held before May 31.“Following the advice from our medical advisory committee, we’ve extended the suspension that we announced 10 days ago which was for an initial 30-day period,” Grave explained.“We’ve now extended that until the end of the May as well as postponing a number of our tournaments, and we’ve reluctantly had to cancel some as well.”He continued: “We’ve also continued to pause all of our high performance camps and our international preparation camps until at least May 31 …“We’ll continue to monitor the situation, we’ll continue to have teleconferences with our board of directors and seek the advice of the medical advisory committee as we navigate the organisation through the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.”The virus has also put in peril the men’s international home series against South Africa and New Zealand scheduled for July and August, along with June’s three-Test tour of England.There have been over 125 COVID-19 cases reported in the English-speaking Caribbean, including in the major cricket-playing nations of Guyana, Trinidad, Jamaica and Barbados.Globally, there have been over 421 000 cases of the virus with nearly 19 000 deaths reported.last_img read more

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Dornsife professor breaks barriers, inspires students

first_imgAt USC, Hancock Alfaro also serves as a mentor to students. Former doctoral student Matthew Mendez Garcia said that having her as his adviser helped him feel more confident at USC and in pursuing research projects on diversity. Hancock Alfaro is currently finishing a research project on affordable housing for women of color in California. Next week, she will present her findings to the California State Legislature in Sacramento in hopes of helping Sen. Scott Wiener pass State Bill 50, which could offer more affordable housing options throughout the state. “It benefits all students to know that expertise and knowledge reside in all communities, so there’s no community that is absent [of] expertise or absent [of] knowledge or technical skills,” Hancock Alfaro said. “I think, again, if you were to ask a bunch of students they’d be like ‘Of course that’s true.’ Living it out and really understanding it through experience is a different thing.” “Having a person of color was important because I think she understood that that would be part of my experience,” Mendez Garcia said. “She … understands the significance of having people of color in a doctoral program asking certain questions.” “It was exciting to get the promotion, but I was shocked to find out that there had never been a black woman before promoted to full professor ever in our college because, of course, we’re the oldest college at USC,” Hancock Alfaro said. “If you want to talk about intersectionality, you have to talk about Ange-Marie Hancock,” said Jane Junn, a professor in political science and gender studies who works with Hancock Alfaro. “I don’t think there’s any other way around it.” Hancock Alfaro said she hopes her research can help others and better their lives. Hancock Alfaro said using an intersectional lens allows her to add another layer to her research and make it more applicable. Since then, she has researched how various populations are affected by a number of topics like immigration, LGBTQ+ rights and affordable housing. Hancock Alfaro said USC and all other universities should strive to recruit faculty and students from diverse backgrounds to improve everyone’s experiences. While the University has hosted mandatory race training, Hancock Alfaro said all departments must take more steps to determine what groups may be excluded from their programs and find ways to improve. center_img Professor Hancock Alfaro will present research on affordable housing for women of color at the state legislature next week. (Photo courtesy of Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro) When Hancock Alfaro started her research, she said not many people knew the term “intersectionality.” She was one of the only people conducting research in the field. Though less so the case now that intersectionality has grown in popularity, Hancock Alfaro said students often think they understand the term based on incomplete definitions they find on social media. Nearly 20 years ago, Hancock Alfaro began researching welfare reform and realized she couldn’t just focus on welfare recipients’ race and gender. Instead, she applied an intersectional lens to her research to focus on how overlaps in identities -— such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender — affect her research subjects. “It’s actually a pretty cool feeling to know that you were an early adopter,” Hancock Alfaro said. “I think the challenge always comes, and I find this in my teaching a lot, that there’ll be a lot of folks who think they know what intersectionality is based on some YouTube video they saw or some tweet from Rowan Blanchard from the Disney Channel.” When Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro was promoted to full-time professor of political science and gender and sexuality studies in December 2016, she also became the first full-time black female professor at the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. “I have a personality of a justice junkie for lack of a better way of saying it,” Hancock Alfaro said. “That’s certainly why I do what I do because I believe in justice, and I believe that everybody deserves access to resources and access to a life that’s got dignity.” This story is part of  the Daily Trojan’s special coverage for Black History Month. It will run periodically throughout February.last_img read more

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