Young Professionals Council Dives into 2015

by Jennifer Wieman, Young Professional Council member If you haven’t already, please meet the Young Professionals Council (YPC) of Project Open Hand (POH). As a founding member of the YPC, I think the past three and a half years have been … Continue reading

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Recipe: Healthy Baked Felafel

by Kalyn Yang, Young Professionals Council Member Ingredients 1 can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed 2 tablespoons flour 2 tablespoons fresh parsley 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro ½ tablespoons lemon juice 2 cloves garlic 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground … Continue reading

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Recipe: Healthy Smoothies

Resolutions can be hard to keep but these smoothies make it easy! Kick off the New Year and your morning with these recipes that are as good for you as they are delicious! By Mason Asfoor, Young Professionals Council member Kale … Continue reading

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Lorne’s Story: Paying it Forward

by Jane Hong, Communications Intern At the height of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s, Lorne was one of thousands of gay men diagnosed with HIV. He lost loved ones left and right, including his longtime partner. Now that he’s … Continue reading

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Volunteering at the Grocery Center: 5 Things to Know Before You Go

By Meghan Kane, Young Professionals Council member Ever since I joined the Young Professionals Council (YPC), our president, Jen Wieman, has been talking up the Project Open Hand (POH) Grocery Center. She said volunteering there was one of the best … Continue reading

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YPC Holiday Cookie & Card Decorating Party

Project Open Hand’s Young Professionals Council (YPC) got into the festive spirit with our annual holiday cookie and card decorating party. We spent the evening frosting, sprinkling, and decorating 300 cookies, as well as packing 150 gift bags full of … Continue reading

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SNAP Challenge Aftermath

By Maggie Gori, Young Professionals Council member 4.1 million Californians receive $4.56 from the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps, in order to feed themselves with three nutritious meals per day. Jen Wieman, Marcel Acevedo, … Continue reading

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Action Alert: Urge Congress to Continue Support for HIV Services

In honor of World AIDS Day, December 1, Project Open Hand will join hundreds of advocates from across the country this week to urge Congress to fully fund HIV programs through the end of FY 2015.  We encourage you to … Continue reading

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Jessica’s SNAP Hunger Challenge: Day 2

by Jessica Avalos, Project Open Hand Director of Human Resources >>Follow the journey and conversations among our 30+ SNAP Challenge participants on our Facebook page. After being hungry on Day 1, I was determined to be better prepared for day … Continue reading

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YPC Holiday Treat Recipe: Fried Bananas

Recipe by Mason Asfoor, Young Professionals Council Executive Member This holiday treat for one is incredibly delicious and sweet. Plus, it’s super quick and simple! Ingredients: ¼ teaspoon cinnamon 3 tablespoons coconut oil 2 tablespoons of agave nectar 1 banana … Continue reading

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