Jessica De Jesus

Why grassroots fundraising is an essential part of people powered movements for social change.

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Last night, Team Ella Baker Center kicked off with a bang. Already we have over 40 runners who have collectively raised over $1300. We have seasoned runners as well as folks participating in a running event for the very 1st time.

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Can you believe there are only two days left in the year?  And what a year its been at the Ella Baker Center- our 15th Anniversary. To celebrate, I invite you to be part of our 2011 Top 10 Successes:

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Before Pacquiao
As a second generation Filipino American, I’m proud to finally be able to say I made it back to my family’s homeland for the first time ever this year. Prior to departure, we received many warnings I received from my family: "It’s dangerous!" "You’ll get kidnapped!"

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Bike to Work w/ Warren
Warren G and his homemade ride were one of hundreds who celebrated Bike to Work Day at the Bike Away from Work Party hosted by allies Walk Oakland Bike Oakland and the East Bay Bicycle Coalition. As a regular bike commuter who honors Bike to Work Day five days a week, I look forward to this day all year. Not only does it raise awareness of the health and environmental benefits of people-powered commuting, but it's yet another way of building community and solidarity with each other.

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Max Elbaum presents Sports and Resistance

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Certified Organic circa 1916
94 years ago today, Congress signed the National Park Service Organic Act, which created the National Park Service. Today, the

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We plant the seeds
We plant the seeds that one day will grow. Photo Credit: Jacob Ruff We water seeds already planted,
knowing that they hold future promise.

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In recent months, we have seen an upsurge in online social media contests promising tens of thousands of dollars to organizations that get the most votes or donations, such as Pepsi Refresh, America’s Giving Challenge and eBay’s Humanity Calls. While “grappling” maybe too strong a word, we have been grappling with whether these contests are worth staff time and effort, especially given a questionable return.

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