Our newest Happy House Chapter in Norwalk, California is lead by special education teacher Saxty Soto.
Children enrolled the the Migrant Education Program had a Christmas party Saturday December 16. Along with cookies and carols, but gifts and goodies were included. Happy House president Carol Loweree, who spearheads this event every year was also awarded a plaque in appreciation of her continuous work with the Migrant Education Program.
Northridge, CA 14 December – Happy House has been awarded $500 by Staples Foundation, the private charitable arm of Staples, Inc., through a program called 2 Million & Change that allows Staples associates around the globe to direct more than $2 million in donations each year. Happy House President, Carol Loweree, was very happy, stating that the grant from Staples would be used to purchase prizes for an on-going Good Choices contest being run with LAPD Cadets and Jr. Cadets. Created in 2012, the 2 Million & Change program is a philanthropic initiative which allows Staples associates around the world to direct funding to non-profit organizations focused on academic education […]
LAPD Jr. Cadets at the Foothill station in Pacioma graduated from their cadet program November 30th. The Jr. Cadet program is similar to the Cadet program, but it is designed for children aged 8 through 12 years. The program allows children to participate in activities that instill a sense of community pride, self-discipline and leadership ability in an overall positive environment. The Happy House Good Choices® program has been integrated by LAPD officers at Foothill into their Jr. Cadet program. The twenty-six Jr. Cadets were presented with their completion certificates by Happy House Founder, Nancy Cartwright. This is now the third year that the Good Choices program has been operating […]
Carol Loweree, president of Happy House, was presented with a Certificate by Los Angeles Councilmember Monica Rodriguez.
Miriam and Alana of the Happy House Santa Clarita Chapter started a new season of Good Choices this last week.
A wonderful success story from an adult ESL student.
The wonderful success story to the right came from a student who really did not want to be in a class doing the Good Choices Program. When she arrived she was troublesome and interrupted the class and other students. But as the class went on the materials seemed to strike a chord. Her note to Carol Loweree on completion was a heart-melter.
Happy House President, Carol Loweree has been piloting a program to boost literacy with students. You’ll here more about this program at a future date, but the program is also extremely useful for ESL students. Check out the photo of some recent graduates from a migrant workers ESL program in South Los Angeles and this wonderful success story: “I have so much confidence now to speak English were before I felt unable to! It also gives me the opportunity to help my children since I can understand and read what they are studying! THANKS YOU SO MUCH!” —Isabel S. Mother of 5 children
I’ve been very fortunate to deliver How to Make Good Choices lessons to Kindergarten & 1st grade students at the Santa Clarita Valley International school